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DISH, Sinclair agree retrans deal

Following an openly antagonistic stand-off over carriage rates and retransmission fees which saw the 129 local channels owned or operated by Sinclair Broadcast go ‘dark’ on DISH Network, the pair…

EU to review Satellite and Cable Directive

EU to review Satellite and Cable Directive

The European Commission has launched a public consultation asking whether EU rules which define where and how satellite broadcasters and cable companies should clear copyright are up-to-date. It is also…

UAE toughens Dish rules

Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper is reporting that the Emirate has commenced a fresh campaign, plus a tough set of guidelines on how satellite dishes can be used. Four regions…

Chaos in Pakistan over new media rules

Pakistan’s media regulator PEMRA introduced a new media code on August 20th. They come into force later this week with instructions that all satellite, radio and cable TV operators must…

Pair jailed for Premier League football fraud

Pair jailed for Premier League football fraud

Fraudsters who illegally sold on access to Premier League football coverage have been jailed following a joint investigation by Surrey Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT). Simon Hopkins…

Regulatory boost for Australian FTA HD

Australia’s Communications minster Malcolm Turnbull has introduced the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Primary Television Broadcasting Service) Bill 2015, an amendment to 1992’s Broadcasting Services Act that will remove the regulation requiring…

FAST: Harmonise online and offline copyright infringement

UK trade body the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has called for equal treatment in the eyes of the law for online and offline copyright offences in its formal response…

Words are all I have

The English language is a beautiful thing and it is the lingua franca of this industry, and every other. I, for one, am unsurprisingly grateful for that. Because we’re in…

Cap publishes vlogger ad guidelines

Guidelines have been published for video bloggers (vloggers) who enter marketing relationships with brands. The new rules encourage vloggers to label advertising content and explain when they have been asked…

BBC clamps down on student streamers

Most UK university students fail to understand the difference between recorded TV and catch-up services, according to research from TV Licensing. Almost 60 per cent of current university students are…

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