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India hits Fastway with €94m fine

India MSO Fastway Transmissions has been fined some 6.8 billion Rupees (€94.14m) by Punjab state for allegedly deliberately evading tax and non-reporting of subscriber numbers. The list of alleged transgressions…

Altice confirms Media Capital discussions

In response to a request by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários) multinational cable, fibre, telecommunications, content and media company Altice has confirmed that it…

Fox Sky bid decision this week

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley will on Thursday tell parliament her view on the plan by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox $14.8 billion bid to acquire Britain’s Sky pay-TV business…

NZ: SKY, Vodafone end merger agreement

NZ: SKY, Vodafone end merger agreement

New Zealand pay-TV operator Sky Network Television and telco Vodafone Europe B.V.1, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc, have now decided to terminate the sale and purchase agreement…

Qatar ultimatum: “Close Al Jazeera”

Qatar ultimatum: “Close Al Jazeera”

Qatar has been given a 10-day ultimatum to close news channel Al Jazeera as part of a series of demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the other Gulf states. Kuwait,…

Watchdog relaxes Canal+ rights restraints

France’s Autorité de la concurrence (Competition Authority) has relaxed certain obligations imposed on the Canal+ Group which will allow it to distribute a ‘premium’ channel such as beIN Sports, exclusively…

FCC grants OneWeb US market access

FCC grants OneWeb US market access

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a request by WorldVu Satellites Limited, which does business as OneWeb, to access the United States satellite market. The action paves the way for…

Europol, EUIPO call for concerted anti-piracy action

Europol, EUIPO call for concerted anti-piracy action

Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have called for concerted, cross-border action in response to intellectual property crime. The call follows the publication of the 2017 Situation…

EBU calls for measurement privacy safeguards

As the European Parliament examines the future ePrivacy Regulation, the EBU has expressed its concern at draft provisions that would hamper European media organisations’ capacity to innovate and improve their…

Movistar+ fined for breaching Euro content quota

Movistar+ fined for breaching Euro content quota

The Spanish regulatory body CNMC has hit Telefónica’s Movistar Plus with a €661,796 fine for failing to comply with the obligation by law to finance European TV movies and series…

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