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DirecTV in more retransmission rows

Saturday night entertainment for NBC viewers on July 16th in the Boston region was not much fun for DirecTV subscribers which had removed the local NBC affiliates. A similar squabble…

Satellite concerns over 5G decision in US

Satellite concerns over 5G decision in US

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ruled that four terrestrial frequency bands above 24 GHz can be used for new 5G services. It sets the stage for 5G’s expansion in…

Whittingdale out, Bradley in at DCMS

Whittingdale out, Bradley in at DCMS

John Whittingdale has left his post as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under the rearrangment of the UK Government’s Cabinet portfolios under new Prime Minister Theresa May.…

UK Lords: ‘Don’t privatise Channel 4’

UK public service broadcaster Channel 4’s output in news, film production, and diversity could be damaged by privatisation, according to a report from a cross-bench Committee of Parliament’s upper chamber.…

India closes down ‘Peace TV’ channel

India closes down ‘Peace TV’ channel

Cable networks carrying a Dubai-based channel, Peace TV, backed by a Mumbai Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, have been told to switch off the controversial channel. India is understood to be…

French competition regulator to probe Canal+

French business newspaper Les Echos is reporting that the France’s Autorité de la concurrence (Competition Authority) will launch a review of the regulations covering Canal Plus, starting on July 20.  The…

No retrans fees for UK FTA

ITV and Channel 4 have been told they should not expect payment from operators such as Virgin Media and Sky for carrying their channels, despite the government closing a legal…

Kenya initiates Broadcasting Code

Kenya ‘s Communications Authority has implemented its new Broadcasting Code, effective July 1st. Free-to-air TV and radio broadcasters must now air at least 40 per cent local content this year,…

Spotify accuses Apple of blocking app update

Spotify accuses Apple of blocking app update

Music subscription service Spotify has accused Apple of blocking its latest app update. Spotify says Apple will only make its update available if it agrees to use Apple’s own billing…

Ricky Gervais creates anti-piracy ad

Ricky Gervais creates anti-piracy ad

Pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Entertainment One UK (eOne) has launched an exclusive David Brent: Life On the Road trailer that sees Ricky Gervais…