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Qatar denounces “unjust siege” over beIN Sports

Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim Al Thani, speaking in Indonesia where he is currently on a visit, was highly critical of the recent move by Egypt to further escalate the already…

Portugal: ERC names 12 risks in Meo-Media Capital deal

Portugal: ERC names 12 risks in Meo-Media Capital deal

Portugal’s Media Regulatory Authority (ERC) has been unable to reach a consensus on the proposed acquisition of Media Capital by Meo, referring the case to the Competition Authority. The ERC…

Qatar hit by Egypt in beIN Sports row

Qatar hit by Egypt in beIN Sports row

The diplomatic problems between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Gulf states and Qatar has escalated and now threatens the TV output from Qatar-based beIN Sports. October 18th saw Egypt’s prosecutor-general…

Brazilian approval for AT&T/TW deal

Brazil’s antitrust authority, the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) has approved AT&T’s pending acquisition of Time Warner. “We appreciate the hard work by CADE to review and evaluate the…

OSN launches anti-piracy game

Middle East pay-TV operator OSN and Dubai Customs have launched what they say is the world’s first Content Protection virtual reality (VR) game at KidZania Dubai to boost awareness of…

Ofcom’s BBC content quotas

Ofcom’s BBC content quotas

The BBC must broadcast more original UK programmes under new rules set out by broadcasting regulator Ofcom designed to ensure the broadcaster offers high-quality, distinctive programmes for its entire audience.…

ViaSat to hit Inmarsat with legal action

The FT reports that satellite operator ViaSat of California will sue Inmarsat over what ViaSat describes as “blatant misuse of [satellite] spectrum, which must stop now”. UK regulator Ofcom this…

NAB defends Next Gen TV

NAB defends Next Gen TV

The National Association of Broadcasters – the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters – has defended the future adoption and potential of the ATSC 3.0 ‘Next Gen TV’ broadcast transmission…

Amazon suspends studio chief

Amazon has suspended Roy Price head of Amazon Studios who is accused of sexually harassing Isa Hackett, the producer of one its best-known show, The Man in the High Castle.…

Sky Q1: Subs growth nears limit?

Sky Q1: Subs growth nears limit?

Sky has announced its Q1 results (to September 30th) saying there were 160,000 new customers (up 51 per cent) during the quarter-year, helping to drive like-for-like revenues up 5 per…

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