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Star Times sues Ghana over cancelled contract

China’s Star Times Group is suing the Government of Ghana for $200 million over a cancelled – and allegedly – wrongfully terminated contract. The agreement covered the building and establishing…

Ofcom: Online viewing growth creates challenges for PSBs

Ofcom has published the conclusions of its third review of public service TV broadcasting, the first review since 2008, suggesting that broadcasters need to adapt their models to maximise commercial…

Coalition launched to protect consumer video device options

Leading technology organisations, consumer advocate organisations, and video device companies have formed an advocacy coalition to push for video device competition. Members of the Consumer Video Choice Coalition include CCIA,…

Europe enshrines Net Neutrality

Europe enshrines Net Neutrality

In talks on the Telecoms Single Market legislation the European states, the EC and the European Parliament have reached agreement on net neutrality rules to treat all Internet traffic equally.…

BBC Trust ‘OK’ for BBC3 online; rejects BBC1+1

The BBC Trust has published its provisional conclusions on the BBC Executive’s proposals to reinvent BBC Three as an online-only service, launch a +1 channel for BBC One; evolve BBC…

Sky: Ofcom must probe BT broadband failings

Sky: Ofcom must probe BT broadband failings

Sky is calling on the UK comms industry regulator Ofcom to instigate a full market investigation to examine problems affecting consumers in the UK’s broadband marketplace. The company believes that…

Sirius-XM pays $210m to settle music claims

Pay-radio operator Sirius-XM has been facing the music, in more ways than one. A legal action against the company – majority owned by John Malone’s Liberty operation – to pay…

EBU calls for “clear and strong” net neutrality rules

Public service media (PSM) executives across Europe have adopted a declaration calling EU governments to ‘make history’ by setting out the rules for the future of the open Internet. The…

Ofcom to regulate BBC?

Reports in the UK daily press have presented differing views on whether the BBC Trust will be axed and its powers handed to the communications regulator Ofcom. The Daily Telegraph,…

South African broadcaster loses STB encryption case

South African pay-TV operator e.TV has been unsuccessful in its court challenge to the state’s digital migration policy, where it argued that an amendment governing encrypted broadcasts effectively barred it…

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