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France launches fresh HD DTT tender

France’s broadcast regulator the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has issued a new call for bids to offer nationwide services in HD on the country’s DTT platform. The move is…

US Senators decry lack of STB choice and competition

Findings gleaned by two US lawmakers suggest that consumers have little choice in their pay-TV set-top boxes, with the average household spending $231 (€254) a year on STB rental fees.…

UK Copyright Hub launches

The UK Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe has become the first public user of The Copyright Hub and the Digital Catapult’s new copyright technology at an event in London. Using…

Russia’s Spaceport has “lost” €115m

Russia’s most senior lawyer, its Prosecutor General, Mr Yury Chaika, says the 250 or so companies which collectively are building a brand-new rocket-launching spaceport have between them “lost” Rub 7.5…

Mediaset seeks retransmission fees from Sky Italia

Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset will seek retransmission fees from pay-TV operator Sky Italia for the broadcasting of its free-to-air channels on the satellite TV platform. Mediaset executive director, Gina Nieri,…

Ofcom fines Asia TV

Ofcom has fined Asia TV Limited £25,000 (€35,000) for failing to provide adequate protection for viewers, after it aired what was deemed potentially harmful content on its Lamhe TV channel.…

Portuguese regulator: “DTT network costs not excessive”

Portuguese regulator: “DTT network costs not excessive”

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Anacom) has completed an investigation into DTT network costs, concluding that the amount charged is not excessive. The procedure was launched after complaints by national TV…

MPEG LA issues MPEG-DASH patent licensing call

Alternative technology licensing body MPEG LA has issued a call for patents essential to the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) standards for the purpose of offering the market…

Russia Today warned over “indecent” content

Controversial Russian propaganda channel Russia Today has been issued a formal “Advisory” warning by India’s TV regulator (the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, MIB) over what it described as “several…

Ofcom extends Sky sports deals review

Ofcom has published a supplementary consultation seeking further evidence as part of its review of the pay-TV ‘wholesale must-offer’ remedy. The review, which Ofcom first consulted on in December 2014,…

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