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EU Parliament rejects digital content Single Market

EU Parliament rejects digital content Single Market

The European Parliament has confirmed by 365 to 256 that the ability of users to access all their media across Europe will be restricted to news and current affairs –…

Disney, Fox deal expected

The move by the Walt Disney Co to acquire much of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox movie-to-TV empire very much looks like happening this week. The deal has been…

Mediaset seeks ad cap for RAI

The vice president and managing director of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, Pier Silvio Berlusconi, has proposed the introduction of an advertising cap on its main rival, public broadcaster RAI. In…

Concern as Polish regulator censures US-owned channel

Concern as Polish regulator censures US-owned channel

KRRiT, the Polish media regulator, has fined TVN24, a private broadcaster, 1.5 million złoty (€352,000) for coverage of anti-government protests outside parliament. The regulator said the coverage “propagated illegal activities and…

EU agencies claim IP enforcement success

EU agencies claim IP enforcement success

Intensive cooperation and coordination between enforcement authorities at EU level has led to the seizure of millions of fake and possibly harmful products and has helped to take down several…

Analyst: Net neutrality repeal is revenue risk

As expectations build for the repeal of net neutrality, business information provider IHS Markit has released a report that examines the history of the topic and explores the relevant data…

Cox reaffirms commitment to Open Internet

In advance of the December 14th FCC vote expected to overturn existing laws governing Net Neutrality, broadband communications and entertainment company Cox Communications, the third-largest US cable MSO, has reaffirmed…

CASBAA calls for India broadcast policy reforms

Speaking at the India Satcom 2017 forum in New Delhi, Joe Welch, Chairman of regional Pay-TV industry association CASBAA, applauded the Indian government’s emphasis on improving the ease of doing…

FTC, FCC to monitor ‘Internet Freedom’

US agencies the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission have announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under which the pair would coordinate online consumer…

Cable Europe: ‘Broadband innovation pioneer’

Cable Europe: ‘Broadband innovation pioneer’

Speaking at the launch of the IHS Cable Yearbook 2017 in Brussels December 11th, analyst Ted Hall described broadband as the cable industry’s “star performer”. As the consolidated full year…

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