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US: TV providers back “Ditch the Box” proposal

In meetings at the FCC, representatives from US pay-TV providers and independent, minority-owned TV networks discussed an alternate path forward in the debate over the FCC’s proposed set-top box mandate. …

Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to death

A Cairo court has sentenced 6 people to death, including two Al Jazeera journalists. The two are news producer Alaa Omar Mohammed Sablan and news editor Ibrahim Mohammed Helal –…

Fries: ‘Brexit would threaten our investment’

Fries: ‘Brexit would threaten our investment’

Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, has warned that the company would seriously reconsider future investment in the UK if it votes to leave the EU. Liberty Global, owns Virgin…

EU in or out? Dog fights and dog whistles

Liberty Global is donating nearly €900,000 to the Remain Campaign lobbying for the UK to stay in the EU when it comes to the seminal referendum vote next week. Ironically,…

Dish Network seeks Tribune arbitration

Dish Network’s subscribers are suffering a blackout of Tribune Broadcasting stations in some 33 markets. 42 local channels have been affected since June 12th. Now Dish is asking for arbitration…

Argentina to suspend Russia Today

Argentina to suspend Russia Today

Argentina’s media regulator is suspending Russia Today’s (RT) Spanish-language channel. Another channel, TeleSUR TV, is similarly affected. The situation is somewhat confusing given that the move was quickly cited as…

Tribune blacks out Dish in 33 US markets

The latest carriage fee dispute between broadcasting stations and pay-TV involves Dish Network and Tribune Broadcasting.  The station’s retransmissions went dark at 7pm Eastern Time on June 12th. Tribine is…

Trio arrested for digital TV piracy

Trio arrested for digital TV piracy

Three men have been arrested for digital TV piracy after raids were carried out in in the UK West Midlands city of Coventry. Officers from Coventry Police assisted colleagues from…

Dish Network threatens LEO constellations

Dish Network threatens LEO constellations

A battle is brewing between a consortium of 5G operators, led by Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network, and a growing number of speciality satellite operators including Jersey-based OneWeb and rocket company…

Agencies, brands endorse TAG anti-piracy pledge

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, has confirmed that leading Interpublic and Omnicom agencies, as well as…