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India has 890 licensed channels

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) says the nation’s official channel count now stands at 890. The ministry added nine new licences in July 2017. The new licences went…

Conviction for Foxtel pirate

A Sydney man has received an 18-month suspended jail term after illegally selling access to Foxtel services to thousands of people. Haidar Majid Salam Al Baghdadi was convicted for operating…

Israel throws out Al Jazeera

Israel throws out Al Jazeera

Israel’s Communications Minister, Ayoob Kara, speaking August 6th, said he plans on revoking the press credentials of Al Jazeera’s journalists, and in effect banning the news channel from operating in…

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

Spain hinders International DTT entrants

The Spanish Government wants to keep the country’s DTT licences in the hands of Spanish companies. Consequently, the Administration has blocked the entry of Viacom, owner of The Paramount Channel,…

UK ISPs question parliamentary broadband report

The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) – the UK’s Trade Association for providers of Internet services – has criticised Broadbad 2.0, a report from the British Infrastructure Group (BIG)…

RCS&RDS accused of money laundering

Romanian and Hungarian cable operator RCS&RDS, and some key officials, have been accused of alleged money laundering offences. The company’s parent, Dutch-registered Digi Communications, in a statement, says that an…

Discovery welcomes LA Olympic bid proposal

Discovery welcomes LA Olympic bid proposal

According to Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav, the proposal among the IOC and the Bid Committee for Los Angeles, to declare the city’s candidature to host Olympic and…

DStv hit by 180m Rand penalty

South Africa’s Competition Commission has levied a Rand 180 million (€11.4m) penalty on pay-TV operator DStv. The case has been rumbling on for some years following a 2011 examination by…

Nigeria inaugurates anti-piracy committee

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has inaugurated the Anti-Piracy Committee, charged with tackling the piracy of creative works in the country. The inauguration followed last week’s…

MPs call for poor broadband service compensation

The British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) has called for UK Government to introduce legislation setting the terms for a broadband Universal Service Obligation, and for comms regulator Ofcom to…