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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…

Spanish under fire again for breaking ad limits

Spanish regulator CNMC has imposed a €229,136 fine on Mediaset, owner of Tele 5 and Cuatro among other channels, for violating the law on advertising content. The watchdog has also…

MPAA’s Dodd welcomes trade promotion vote

MPAA’s Dodd welcomes trade promotion vote

MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd has welcomed the passage of Trade Promotion Authority – legislation that defines US negotiating objectives and priorities for trade – in Congress following…

NGMN Alliance pushes for 5G work programme

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance announces the launch of a comprehensive work-programme highlighting its commitment to guide the industry, based on global end-to-end requirements for 5G. Earlier this…

France votes for 700 MHz reallocation

France votes for 700 MHz reallocation

France’s National Assembly has voted unanimously to accept a socialist party proposal to allow the allocation to mobile telephony of frequencies in the 700 MHz band currently used by digital…

EC assessing AV and copyright reforms

Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, has revealed that the EC is currently assessing the functioning of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) in the context…

Spain: Court forbids Rojadirecta football streaming

Spain: Court forbids Rojadirecta football streaming

Popular Spanish streaming site Rojadirecta has been ordered by a Madrid court to stop linking to certain football streams or have its site blocked by local ISPs. The site’s operators…

Simple UK broadband switching rules take effect

Simple UK broadband switching rules take effect

Brits can now switch broadband supplier with one phone call. The new rules came into force this week and mean anyone who wants to change broadband supplier now only has…