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FCC drops STB proposal from September meeting

Following mounting criticism from certain parties and support from others, the FCC has announced that its proposed Set-Top Box Order has been removed from the September 29 Open Meeting Agenda.…

UK Media Minister promises Brexit support

UK Minister for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock has declared TV to have been one of the UK’s greatest success stories and vowed to support the industry as it addresses…

Record labels sue YouTube ripping site

Record labels sue YouTube ripping site

The world’s biggest record labels are suing a website that allows users to download the audio from YouTube music videos. Universal, Sony, Warner Bros and others launched legal action against…

Warner Bros: ‘Channels may have to relocate after Brexit’

Josh Berger, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros UK, Ireland & Spain, has warned that a number of channels currently located and licensed in the UK may have to relocate…

Kodi boxes on trial

Kodi boxes on trial

A UK legal case against video-streaming set-tops that can access subscription content for free, begins this week. So-called “fully-loaded Kodi boxes” have gained popularity, but the legality of their sale…

Pakistan vs India TV disputes deepen

Political problems between India and Pakistan, including threats of war, have led to Pakistani drama series being ‘banned’ by some Indian channels. Zee TV’s Zindgi Channel is typical, with Zee…

Publican hit with £10K fine for illegal Sky use

Following a successful prosecution by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), the Designated Premises Supervisor of the Bay Horse Hotel in the northern England city of Leeds has been convicted…

SiriusXM Canada aware of ‘Class Action’ threats

SiriusXM Canada aware of ‘Class Action’ threats

SiriusXM Canada, in a formal note to investors, says it is aware of various Class Action applications having been filed with the Superior Court in Quebec. “The Applications seek to…

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…

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,…

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