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Foxtel KOs big fight Facebook pirates

Foxtel KOs big fight Facebook pirates

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has acted quickly to shut down Facebook users who attempted to broadcast pirated versions of the world-title welterweight boxing bout between Australia’s Jeff Horn and Filipino…

UK Media department in Digital rebrand

UK Media department in Digital rebrand

In a move that acknowledges the way the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s remit has evolved, the Prime Minister and Culture Secretary Karen Bradley have agreed a departmental…

Fox Sky bid set for further competition scrutiny

Fox Sky bid set for further competition scrutiny

Karen Bradley, the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has said she is minded to refer the bid by Fox to acquire the remaining shares in Sky…

UN backs Al Jazeera

UN backs Al Jazeera

David Kaye, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, has come out firmly in support of Qatar-based (and funded) news channel Al Jazeera. Kaye, in a statement, says that…

India hits Fastway with €94m fine

India MSO Fastway Transmissions has been fined some 6.8 billion Rupees (€94.14m) by Punjab state for allegedly deliberately evading tax and non-reporting of subscriber numbers. The list of alleged transgressions…

Altice confirms Media Capital discussions

In response to a request by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários) multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media company Altice has confirmed that it…

Fox Sky bid decision this week

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley will on Thursday tell parliament her view on the plan by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox $14.8 billion bid to acquire Britain’s Sky pay-TV business…

NZ: SKY, Vodafone end merger agreement

NZ: SKY, Vodafone end merger agreement

New Zealand pay-TV operator Sky Network Television and telco Vodafone Europe B.V.1, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc, have now decided to terminate the sale and purchase agreement…

Qatar ultimatum: “Close Al Jazeera”

Qatar ultimatum: “Close Al Jazeera”

Qatar has been given a 10-day ultimatum to close news channel Al Jazeera as part of a series of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the other Gulf states. Kuwait,…

Watchdog relaxes Canal+ rights restraints

France’s Autorité de la concurrence (Competition Authority) has relaxed certain obligations imposed on the Canal+ Group which will allow it to distribute a ‘premium’ channel such as beIN Sports, exclusively…