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Switch off Libya sat-TV say Arabs

The Arab League, an assembly of all the Arab nations, has formally asked Arabsat and Nilesat to cease transmissions of Libya’s Jamahiriya Satellite Channel and “any other channel” that might…

Hargreaves to recommend online ‘rights’ exchange

An independent review into how the intellectual property system can better drive growth and innovation is set to recommend that a revolution in copyright law could make the UK as…

IP protection bill returns to Senate

US senators have re-introduced a bill aimed at giving US authorities more tools to crack down on websites selling pirated movies, television shows and music and counterfeit goods. Senator Patrick…

Telmex closer to pay-TV decision?

Long-delayed efforts by Mexican fixed line incumbent Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) to enter the pay-TV sector appear to have moved one step forward after the telco announced that a federal…

Tick off for DTT?

Intellect, the trade association for the UK’s technology sector, has called for a reduced role for government on Digital Terrestrial Television issues once digital switchover is complete, marking the end…

Google sets aside $500m for ad investigation

Google is facing a wide-ranging investigation into its online advertising system by the US justice department, which could cost the Internet giant at least $500 million. The justice department has…

Regulator cites Zon Multimedia

Portuguese telecommunications regulator Anacom is to take legal action against Zon Multimedia for the way it has been selling pay-TV services in Alenquer, the region that switches off analogue on…

Russian president seeks Internet copyright regulation

Russia should introduce an initiative to regulate copyright on the Internet, according to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. At a meeting with the country’s Internet community he stressed the need to…

India to license 31 new DTH channels

India’s information and broadcasting Minister says that 31 new satellite channels are awaiting government approval to start broadcasting. 653 TV channels are already licensed, said the Minister, Mrs Ambica Soni.…

Telcos target OTT traffic

Leading European telecoms companies want to levy significant charges on Google and other online content providers through an overhaul of the regime governing how data travel over the Internet, reports…