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Brazilian TV hit by retransmission dispute

With the clock set on the Brazilian government’s transition from analogue digital broadcasting, a process which started in 2016 and is scheduled to cover several phases until 2018 for the entire…

Trump repeals ISP privacy rules

President Trump has repealed Obama-era broadband privacy rules. Republicans in Congress last week narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections…

Japan: Fully UHD by 2025

Japanese TV households will be fully UHD by 2025, according to Masayuki Suga, Deputy Director, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Delivering a Keynote address on ‘Japan’s Road Map for…

Arianespace still shut down at Devil’s Island

Arianespace still shut down at Devil’s Island

The French government has reportedly promised French Guiana a special payment of $4 billion if the region’s strikers end their protest actions. The national strike has closed down all activity…

Ofcom may cap Openreach prices

Ofcom is consulting on plans to cut the price BT’s Openreach can charge other telecoms companies for access to its network by up to 40 per cent. Openreach would also…

‘Pull the analogue plug tonight’ India’s MSOs warned

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) has issued a tough and uncompromising warning to the few ‘Phase IV’ cable operators that they must switch off their analogue transmissions by…

Ukraine gets tough on TV channels

The Ukraine’s National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting has again refused to re-issue transmission licences to companies broadcasting within the digital terrestrial MX-5 network and affecting 5 channels:  Adriana…

AAPA elects new VPs

AAPA elects new VPs

Phillip Davies, Head of Content Protection and Cybersecurity, Sky, and Mark Mulready, Senior Director Cybersecurity and Anti-Piracy, Irdeto, have been elected to the roles of Vice President of the Audiovisual…

Digital Economy Bill might mean UK retransmission fees

A report from equity analysts at Berenberg Bank suggests that the upcoming UK Digital Economy Bill could see a change of heart as far as the British government is concerned…

Ofcom outlines plans for regulating BBC

Ofcom outlines plans for regulating BBC

UK comms regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation on detailed proposals for how it will regulate the BBC’s performance under its new Royal Charter, which outlines how it should deliver…