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FCC proposes ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV standard

Suggesting that a move to upgraded technology would foster innovation in the broadcast TV marketplace, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on a proposal that would allow television…

Oculus facing ban on VR code

Oculus facing ban on VR code

ZeniMax, the video game publisher that recently won a case against Facebook’s Oculus, has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products. Earlier…

Deltenre steps down as EBU DG

Deltenre steps down as EBU DG

Ingrid Deltenre has resigned as EBU Director General and will step down from her role in the summer. As Director General, Deltenre has led the EBU through a period of…

Man jailed for streaming court to Facebook Live

A man who live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has been jailed for 28 days. David Davies, 39, from Rhondda Cynon Taff, was broadcasting the footage via Facebook Live as…

Hundreds of Indian TV channels breach ad-rules

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has reported that hundreds of channels are transmitting advertising breaks that exceed TRAI’s rules. TRAI has various limits in place for ad-breaks and found that…

FAST: ‘More to do’ on anti-piracy initiative

A new development on pirated films and music online comes as a step forward on the road to reducing mass copyright infringement. However, for the UK’s Federation Against Software Theft…

France: TF1 wants IPTV carriage fees

France: TF1 wants IPTV carriage fees

French commercial media group TF1 has threatened to withdraw from the platforms of some French IPTV operators. Régis Ravanas, head of advertising and diversification at TF1, said the group is…

Audiovisual authors regret portability agreement ‘holes’

According to the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) – the association of European collective management organisations representing audiovisual authors – the proposed European Portability Regulation agreement represents a mixed result…

Rights holders, search engines partner to combat piracy

A first-of-its kind initiative aimed at reducing the availability of infringing content accessed through online search has been agreed in the UK between representatives of rights holders (BPI, Motion Picture…

Kim Dotcom US extradition can go ahead

Kim Dotcom, the founder of content-sharing site Megaupload, can legally be extradited to the US, New Zealand’s High Court has ruled. Dotcom is wanted by the US on a number…

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