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Freeview Play updates for HEVC, UHD

Freeview Play updates for HEVC, UHD

Digital UK has published an updated technical specification for connected TV service Freeview Play, setting out new features and requirements for products developed during 2017. Freeview Play combines live television…

Arqiva cleared by Ofcom review

Ofcom’s comprehensive review into the UK transmission market has found that Arqiva does not have “significant market power”, and Ofcom is to remove the regulatory conditions that have been in…

Liberty Global, CableLabs join MulteFire Alliance

Liberty Global, the international TV and broadband company, andCableLabs, an R&D lab for the global cable industry, have joined the MulteFire Alliance, an independent, diverse and international member-driven consortium dedicated…

Ukraine bans 77 Russian channels

Ukraine is still seeking to replace Russian TV channels onto its DTH satellite and cable networks. The chairman of the Ukraine’s National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting, Yuriy Artemenko,…

Study: ‘Fair use’ should be narrowed

Copyright provides broad protection for artists and creators, but these rights are not without limit. In the United States, for instance, the US Copyright Act permits the ‘fair use’ of…

NCTA drops cable name

US broadband industry trade body the NCTA – formerly the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – is rebranding itself as NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, which NCTA President…

Fox sues Netflix over “executive poaching”

21st Century Fox has accused Netflix of illegally hiring two of its executives in a lawsuit filed late last week. Fox alleges that Netflix has been conducting a “brazen campaign…

Nearly half global population now online

Nearly half global population now online

India has overtaken the US to become the world’s second largest Internet market, with 333 million users, trailing China’s 721 million. But a new report from the UN Broadband Commission…

Mediaset, Vivendi court case set for March 2017

A Milan judge will begin hearing two lawsuits for damages filed by Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset and Fininvest groups against French media giant Vivendi on March 21st 2017. Last month, Berlusconi’s…

Streaming Video Alliance, CTA in QoE initiative

The Streaming Video Alliance (The Alliance), an industry forum comprised of leading companies from the online video ecosystem, and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA, are to collaborate to develop industry-wide…