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EC consults on audiovisual media rules

The European Commission is seeking the views of all interested parties on how to make Europe’s audiovisual media landscape fit for purpose in the digital age. In a public consultation,…

Government, BBC confirm over-75s licence fee funding

Following weekend reports that the BBC was set to take on the cost of providing free television licences for over-75s and subsequent confirmation in the House of Commons by Culture…

Chicago imposes streaming tax

Chicago, the third most populated city in the US, is to raise extra funds by charging a ‘cloud tax’ — taking an extra 9 per cent from the money raised…

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…

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