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Ofcom consults on BBC regulation procedures

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published several procedural consultations as part of its preparations for regulating the BBC. Ofcom is also taking the opportunity to seek stakeholder views on proposed…

Judge throws out TiVo $196m claim

A federal judge last week denied TiVo’s Research & Analytics (TRA) subsidiary from making a potentially $196 million (€182.6m) claim against a rival. TiVo wanted to sue Kantar Media and…

Dish Network hit with $20m telemarketing fine

A North Carolina jury levied a massive $20.5 million fine on Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network for making 51,000 illegal telemarketing calls to numbers pre-registered on the ‘Do Not Call’ system.…

India asked to reduce TVA on TV subscriptions

India asked to reduce TVA on TV subscriptions

India’s Broadcasting Foundation has asked the country’s finance ministry to only levy a 5 per cent goods and services (TVA) tax on TV and cable subscriptions. This would be about…

Report: Australians happy to pay for content

With Australia’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) now blocking their customers from a number of websites used to download copyrighted movies and TV shows for free, Roy Morgan Research has studied…

FIA approval for F1 sale

FIA approval for F1 sale

The World Motor Sport Council has unanimously approved the change of control of Delta Topco Limited (the holding company of the Formula One Group and thus the owner of the…

US consumers unworried by digital piracy damage

A survey by digital platform security specialist Irdeto has found that 74 per cent of US consumers said that producing or sharing pirated video content is illegal. Conducted online by…

OpenTV files patent suit against NFL

Kudelski Group subsidiary OpenTV has filed a patent infringement suit against NFL Enterprises in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuit alleges that NFL…

UK ISPs issue copyright warning letters

UK ISPs issue copyright warning letters

UK Internet users who download TV and films illegally may shortly receive letters or emails from their Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding the use of their broadband connection ‘to share…

Zuckerberg denies “VR theft” claim in court

Zuckerberg denies “VR theft” claim in court

Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear in a Dallas court to defend his company over claims it stole virtual reality technology. Zenimax Media, owner of renowned games studio…

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