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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…

Age ratings enforced on YouTube music videos

Age ratings will now be displayed on all UK-produced music videos that appear on YouTube and Vevo, as the government seeks to protect children from inappropriate content. The new measures,…

Illegal Dubai operator hit with fine

The Dubai Court has imposed a fine of Dh50,000 (€12,300) on a distributor of UKTV Abroad packages, an unlicensed and unauthorised IPTV service in the UAE. Pay-TV operator OSN filed…

BBC’s Fairhead: ‘Let public decide BBC future’

BBC’s Fairhead: ‘Let public decide BBC future’

Rona Fairhead, chair of the BBC Trust, has warned that the future of the Corporation under the formal Charter review debate needs to be driven by evidence and fact, not…

Mexico decides OTT is not pay-TV

Mexico decides OTT is not pay-TV

Mexico’s regulator (Ifetel) has determined that OTT operators cannot be regulated in the same fashion as ‘conventional’ pay-TV broadcasters. Ifetel specifically looked at Netflix, Claro Video and Cinepolis Click and…

Dish calls in the lawyers again, and the FCC

Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network is in dispute with a major TV broadcaster. Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcast Group is the USA’s biggest local broadcasting combine, owing or operating more than 150 local…

Akamai wins Limelight patent ruling

Content delivery network (CDN) services specialist Akamai Technologies has confirmed that in a unanimous decision the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sitting en banc held that Limelight…

Oz court blocks access to pirate details

Oz court blocks access to pirate details

An Australian court has blocked the US producers of The Dallas Buyers Club from accessing details of those who downloaded it illegally. The company, which owns the rights to the…

BBC3 consultation: “Are we losing young?”

BBC3 consultation: “Are we losing young?”

The BBC Trust has launched its second public consultation on the BBC Executive’s proposals to close BBC Three as a broadcast channel and reinvent it online; launch a +1 channel…

IP crime unit claims infringing website disruption

A specialist police operation that disrupts illegal websites providing access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success. Since the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) launched…