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UK programmers commit to VoD child protection

Members of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) – the UK industry body for digital, cable and satellite broadcasters and on-demand services – have signed up to a Statement of Practice…

TV Licensing reveals top non-payment excuses

Parrots, microwave ovens and the King of Scotland feature in the list of implausible excuses for not having a TV Licence given over the last year. Many from the list…

UK manufacturers warn of digital infrastructure threat

Britain’s place at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution is at risk through lack of Government planning for a world class digital infrastructure according to the body representing UK…

India blocks Facebook Free Basics Internet

India blocks Facebook Free Basics Internet

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has blocked Facebook’s Free Basics Internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality. The scheme offered free access to…

New UK homes to have superfast broadband

The government has worked with Openreach – BT’s local access network business – and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement which aims to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to…

Huawei, Expway partner for video quality standardisation

Huawei is partnering with wireless multicast specialist Expway to form a joint working group to promote standardisation of end user video experience, with a specific focus on improving the quality…

DTG considering VR standardisation

Richard Lindsay-Davies, Chief Executive of the DTG, has suggested the digital media technology innovation collaboration centre will consider the standardisation of Virtual Reality (VR). Having recently returned from consumer technology…

Technicolor withdraws from HEVC Advance pool

Technicolor has decided to license its HEVC IP portfolio directly to device manufacturers rather than through the HEVC Advance patent pool in order to accelerate adoption of the standard. Since…

EBU concerned at EC spectrum proposals

European public broadcasting alliance the EBU has expressed concerns as the European Commission unveils its proposals for the future of UHF spectrum. According to the EBU, these proposals place a…

German watchdog bans Bundesliga TV exclusivity

German watchdog bans Bundesliga TV exclusivity

The Bundesliga will not be allowed to sell exclusive rights for live television broadcasts after the country’s competition watchdog insisted on a “no single buyer” rule for the imminent rights…

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