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EC copyright reforms: Industry reaction

EC copyright reforms: Industry reaction

Following the EC’s publication of its copyright reforms, a number of industry observers and trade bodies have reacted to the proposed changes, with many expressing concern at the ramifications for…

Government sets out BBC Charter reforms

Government sets out BBC Charter reforms

UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed the reforms to the BBC that will require the organisation to be more open and transparent about its operations while making sure the…

SiriusXM misleading “lifetime subscriptions”

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM is being sued in a potential Class Action by people who paid for a “lifetime subscription” that turned out to be anything but, it is alleged. Paul…

UK creatives wary on copyright ruling

UK creatives wary on copyright ruling

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has passed judgement on the copyright case GS Media v Sanoma Media Netherlands. The judgement says that posting a hyperlink on…

State approval for Com Hem Boxer Sweden acquisition

The Swedish State has approved Com Hem’s SEK 1,330 million (€144m) acquisition of pay-TV operator Boxer TV-Access AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teracom Boxer Group AB. Com Hem now awaits…

EU: Digital infrastructure needs €700bn

EU: Digital infrastructure needs €700bn

Europe needs to invest €700 billion in digital infrastructure to catch up with the US and China, Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said. The commissioner for the digital economy warned that if…

TV licence iPlayer in effect, but how is it enforced?

All viewers who use the iPlayer to watch any BBC programmes must now be covered by a TV licence after new rules came into force. Previously, iPlayer users only needed…

Cable Europe urges Net Neutrality guideline caution

Cable Europe urges Net Neutrality guideline caution

Cable Europe, the Association representing broadband cable operators, has urged caution in the use of the BEREC guidelines, designed to give National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) direction in implementing the Net…

Enensys wins patent dispute

Enensys, designers and manufacturers of digital TV transmission technologies, has successfully defended a patent at the European Patent Office. Eric Deniau, VP Operations and Innovation at Enensys, said, “Innovation is…

CCIA offers FCC STB solution

US trade group the Computer & Communications Industry Association has submitted a white paper to the FCC that offers a way to bridge the gap between the FCC’s plan to…