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BBC names Board appointments

The BBC has announced its appointments to the unitary Board which will replace the two-tier structure of the BBC Trust and the BBC’s Executive Board as the Corporation’s governing body…

Media in the Middle East and why it matters

I’m writing this in Dubai while watching events back in London on 24-hour news channels. It gives you a certain perspective on both the media and my location. The Middle…

Ofcom fines Plusnet

Plusnet, an ISP owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 (€1.021m) for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by regulator Ofcom found that the ISP broke a…

Vivendi sues Mediaset for defamation

Vivendi sues Mediaset for defamation

French media group Vivendi has filed a civil petition demanding damages from Italian broadcaster Mediaset and Berlusconi family holding company Fininvest. Vivendi is arguing that it was the victim of…

Networks win further FilmOn X court battle

Networks win further FilmOn X court battle

The major US television networks have secured a favourable appeals court victory in a case centring on alleged illegal online retransmission of their programmes. FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS have…

Ukrainian row over TV map

Ukraine says that the Belarus 24 satellite channel version of public broadcaster Belarus 1 TV channel is in violation of Ukrainian legislation because it persists in showing a map with…

Google to overhaul ad policies

Google has has vowed to overhaul its advertising policies in response to a growing boycott of the company’s platforms – most noticably YouTube – from various brands and advertisers. Last…

Netflix “not worried” by Trump’s anti neutrality

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he’s “not too worried” about FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s intent to eliminate the Title II regulations that guarantee net neutrality for US consumers. Speaking at…

Fox Sky bid referred to EC

Fox Sky bid referred to EC

Karen Bradley, the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, is to refer 21st Century Fox’s bid to acquire the 61 per cent of pay-TV operator Sky it…

EC clears AT&T Time Warner acquisition

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the $85.4 billion (€78.5bn) acquisition of Time Warner by AT&T. Time Warner provides global media entertainment services, including the production…

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