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Advocacy group seeks Ofcom Murdoch judicial review

Advocacy group seeks Ofcom Murdoch judicial review

UK comms regulator Ofcom is facing judicial review over its ruling that Sky would remain ‘fit and proper’ to hold a UK broadcasting licence should the 21st Century Fox bid…

India police to prosecute ISRO bosses

The massive scandal involving the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), its commercial subsidiary Antrix, and Devas Multimedia, the independent company which held certain capacity rights on ISRO satellites, is coming…

FTC $4bn lawsuit on DirecTV underway

FTC $4bn lawsuit on DirecTV underway

It is early days in the trial in Oakland, California, between the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and DirecTV, where the FTC is alleging that DirecTV deliberately misled subscribers signing…

Australia: ‘Biggest-ever’ anti-piracy campaign

Australia: ‘Biggest-ever’ anti-piracy campaign

Creative Content Australia (CCA), an industry organisation committed to raising awareness about the value of copyright and the impact of content theft on the screen industries, has launched Australia’s biggest…

Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has welcomed actions taken by the Federal Court to block an additional 127 domain names which provide access to 15 pirate streaming sites and two torrent…

DirecTV in $4bn legal battle

A California court has started hearing evidence into an alleged claim that DirecTV has deliberately misled millions of subscribers about the actual costs of viewing programming.  The action has been…

Prime Focus clarifies Game of Thrones incident

Content supply chain specialist Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has issued a Statement clarifying how, on August 4th, 2017, a link to view Episode 4 of Season 7 of Game of…

Colombia: América Móvil and Movistar hit with fine

Colombian authorities have reportedly hit América Móvil and Telefónica’s Movistar with a 4.7 trillion Pesos (about $1.55bn) fine for alleged unauthorised use of the country’s public infrastructure. Journalist Alan Burkitt-Gray,…

Fox/Sky bid: DCMS seeks further details

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has written to regulatory body Ofcom under section 106B(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002, seeking further clarification in relation to…

India has 890 licensed channels

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) says the nation’s official channel count now stands at 890. The ministry added nine new licences in July 2017. The new licences went…

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