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MDA fines StarHub for cable disruption

The Media Development Authority (MDA) in Sinagpore has fined StarHub Cable Vision (SCV) S$50,000 for a cable television disruption on September 28th 2013. The incident, which started at around 12.40…

TRAI sets tough rules on India MSOs

India’s broadcasting and telco regulator is setting tough new rules for cable operators across the nation.  The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has formally written to all MSOs with…

Cameron’s former IP advisor joins MPLC

Former British MP and Intellectual Property Rights Advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, Mike Weatherley, has re-joined the Motion Picture Licensing Company (international), Ltd. (MPLC) as Vice Chairman and will…

MaxLinear joins MoCA Board

MaxLinear has joined the Board of Directors of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, MoCA moving up from an Associate level membership they’ve held since 2011.  MaxLinear was eligible to assume…

Licence fee evasion to be decriminalised?

Licence fee evasion to be decriminalised?

UK PM David Cameron plans to decriminalise watching TV without paying the licence fee. In the UK, it is currently against the law to watch or record live TV programmes…

Blu-ray 4K specs published

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has completed its specification for its Ultra-HD devices. Consumers should be able to buy UHD discs and players during Q4 this year. “For years, Blu-ray…

US creatives call for end of Copyright Alert System

The Internet Security Task Force – a newly formed group of small businesses banding together to protect content creators and consumers from the negative effects of piracy – has called…

Yemeni channel removed by Nilesat

Yemen’s Arabic broadcaster, al-Massirah, has been taken off the air by Egyptian satellite company Nilesat, while YouTube has seemingly removed the channel’s uploaded files showing the devastation caused by Saudi…

Ofcom: ‘We may act on 4K labelling’

Steve Unger, CTO at UK comms regulator Ofcom, has admitted that the watchdog may need to act to avoid the risk of consumers being misled by TV sets being labelled…

Most Indian broadcasters breaching TRAI ad-rules

Most Indian broadcasters breaching TRAI ad-rules

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) says that as many as 140 channels are not complying with its advertising rules covering the number of minutes of ads that can be broadcast…