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CEA defines ‘HDR-compatible’ displays

US technology trade association the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the industry definition for high dynamic range (HDR) compatible video displays. HDR is a new capability that promises to…

Vidity 4K Ultra HD specs released

The Secure Content Storage Association (SCSA) – a consortium of companies in the entertainment and storage industries focused on developing technologies to make it easy and secure for consumers to…

DISH, Sinclair agree retrans deal

Following an openly antagonistic stand-off over carriage rates and retransmission fees which saw the 129 local channels owned or operated by Sinclair Broadcast go ‘dark’ on DISH Network, the pair…

EU to review Satellite and Cable Directive

EU to review Satellite and Cable Directive

The European Commission has launched a public consultation asking whether EU rules which define where and how satellite broadcasters and cable companies should clear copyright are up-to-date. It is also…

UAE toughens Dish rules

Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper is reporting that the Emirate has commenced a fresh campaign, plus a tough set of guidelines on how satellite dishes can be used. Four regions…

HGI new requirements for home network devices

HGI has published new requirements for home network devices. The new document, ‘RD012: QoS and Multicast Requirements for Home Network Infrastructure Devices’, extends the current Quality of Service (QoS) architecture…

Chaos in Pakistan over new media rules

Pakistan’s media regulator PEMRA introduced a new media code on August 20th. They come into force later this week with instructions that all satellite, radio and cable TV operators must…

Veset calls for clarity in Cloud technology definition

Recent years have seen the rapid rise to prominence of Cloud-based broadcast workflow and playout management operations, but one exhibitor at IBC this year questions whether some organisations might be…

Pair jailed for Premier League football fraud

Pair jailed for Premier League football fraud

Fraudsters who illegally sold on access to Premier League football coverage have been jailed following a joint investigation by Surrey Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). Simon Hopkins…

Regulatory boost for Australian FTA HD

Australia’s Communications minster Malcolm Turnbull has introduced the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015, an amendment to 1992’s Broadcasting Services Act that will remove the regulation requiring…

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