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Mediaset to sue Vivendi over reduced pay-TV investment

The Board of Directors of Mediaset said it will take legal action, both civil and criminal, if French media company Vivendi fails to fulfil the original terms of the contract…

Advocacy groups support FilmOn X licence challenge

Public interest advocacy bodies EFF and Public Knowledge have filed an amicus curae (friend of court) brief in support of Internet-based OTT service FilmOn X’s challenge of an October 2015…

Paramount pay-TV concessions to end geo-blocks?

Paramount pay-TV concessions to end geo-blocks?

The European Commission has made pay-tv contract concessions offered by Hollywood studio Paramount legally binding under EU antitrust rules. The concessions address the Commission’s concerns regarding  clauses in film licensing contracts…

India’s ISRO loses $1bn satellite legal case

India has lost a major satellite arbitration case in The Hague and is likely to have to face up to $1 billion (€0.9bn) in penalties and costs. The International Tribunal’s…

Openreach escapes sell-off

Openreach escapes sell-off

Openreach, BT’s infrastructure business, has escaped being split from the telco under detailed plans proposed by regulator Ofcom to make digital communications work for everyone, but faces major reform, with…

Openreach: BT and industry response

In response to Ofcom’s proposals to make Openreach more accountable, BT confirmed it had volunteered “significant” governance changes to further increase the independence and transparency of the unit. It believes these…

UK takes a bullet for BT

A number of headlines today advise that BT has dodged a bullet as Ofcom has not forced it to sell Openreach. The market agrees, and BT shares picked up 3…

BT concessions to try and keep Openreach

BT concessions to try and keep Openreach

BT Group will form a separate board for its Openreach business in a bid to persuade regulator Ofcom the company should not be split off. Shaken by political criticism and…

Iran bulldozes 100,000 satellite dishes

“The truth is that most satellite channels deviate the society’s morality and culture,” said General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran’s paramilitary Basij (Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) force, as…

EFF: ‘US Copyright law unconstitutional’

EFF: ‘US Copyright law unconstitutional’

Advocacy body the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – which defends civil liberties in the digital world – has sued the US government on behalf of technology creators and researchers to…

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