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Yemeni channel removed by Nilesat

Yemen’s Arabic broadcaster, al-Massirah, has been taken off the air by Egyptian satellite company Nilesat, while YouTube has seemingly removed the channel’s uploaded files showing the devastation caused by Saudi…

Ofcom: ‘We may act on 4K labelling’

Steve Unger, CTO at UK comms regulator Ofcom, has admitted that the watchdog may need to act to avoid the risk of consumers being misled by TV sets being labelled…

Most Indian broadcasters breaching TRAI ad-rules

Most Indian broadcasters breaching TRAI ad-rules

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) says that as many as 140 channels are not complying with its advertising rules covering the number of minutes of ads that can be broadcast…

Whittingdale new Culture Secretary

Whittingdale new Culture Secretary

John Whittingdale – an oft-outspoken critic of the BBC – has been named as the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport as Prime Minister David Cameron continues…

Spain: Government under fire over FTA policy

Spain: Government under fire over FTA policy

“The government is causing serious harm to the TV industry”, says UTECA The Administrations’s TV policy is under fire. The private TV Association, UTECA, which represents the largest FTA TV…

ODM fined for ICASA breach

South Africa’s ICASA regulator has fined On Digital Media (trading now as StarSat, and earlier as TopTV) with a Rand 25,000 (about $2100) penalty for showing ‘adult’ content without permission.…

Ofcom lets London Live off more original content

Ofcom lets London Live off more original content

Ofcom has approved a request from ESTV, the owner of  London Live, to maintain the hours of first run, local programming it currently broadcasts for this year and subsequent years,…

Analyst: Digital Single Market will lead to rights shift

Analyst: Digital Single Market will lead to rights shift

The proposed introduction of a Digital Single Market for Europe could see a move to towards pan-European media players bringing scale to the negotiating table when buying programming rights, according…

Digital Single Market promises pan-European content

Digital Single Market promises pan-European content

The European Commission has unveiled its detailed plans to create a Digital Single Market, thereby delivering on one of its top priorities in recognition of the need to embrace the…

EBU welcomes EC digital single market strategy

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed the European Commission’s strategy to create a Digital Single Market (DSM) between European Union member states. For EBU Director General Ingrid Deltenre, the…