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Further 2 years for South Africa’s DSO

South Africa’s communications minister Faith Muthambi has admitted that the country will not meet the 17th June 2015 analogue switch off date as set by the International Telecommunications Union, and…

SABC trims its digital ambitions

SABC trims its digital ambitions

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster says it will now only launch its digital transmissions with just five channels. In 2011 SABC told a parliamentary committee that digital TV would see…

Police raid Sky Italia and Mediaset over Serie A deal

The offices of Mediaset and Sky Italia have been raided by police probing last year’s €1 billion sale of Serie A football rights. The investigation was launched in parallel with…

BT challenges Ofcom ‘margin squeeze’ test

BT says it will take Ofcom to a court over the watchdog’s decision to introduce restrictions on the wholesale price of superfast broadband. The telco has lodged an appeal with…

BT competitors to gain ‘dark fibre’ access?

Ofcom has published a consultation on the Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR), which examines competition in the market for leased lines – high speed data links that support UK businesses,…

MDA fines StarHub for cable disruption

The Media Development Authority (MDA) in Sinagpore has fined StarHub Cable Vision (SCV) S$50,000 for a cable television disruption on September 28th 2013. The incident, which started at around 12.40…

TRAI sets tough rules on India MSOs

India’s broadcasting and telco regulator is setting tough new rules for cable operators across the nation.  The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has formally written to all MSOs with…

Cameron’s former IP advisor joins MPLC

Former British MP and Intellectual Property Rights Advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, Mike Weatherley, has re-joined the Motion Picture Licensing Company (international), Ltd. (MPLC) as Vice Chairman and will…

Licence fee evasion to be decriminalised?

Licence fee evasion to be decriminalised?

UK PM David Cameron plans to decriminalise watching TV without paying the licence fee. In the UK, it is currently against the law to watch or record live TV programmes…

US creatives call for end of Copyright Alert System

The Internet Security Task Force – a newly formed group of small businesses banding together to protect content creators and consumers from the negative effects of piracy – has called…

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