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EC court action over Spain’s DTT aid

EC court action over Spain’s DTT aid

The European Commission is referring Spain to the Court of Justice under Article 108(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The move follows Spain’s failure…

EU to toughen up ‘cookie’ laws

The European Commission is working on much stricter rules covering the use of computer data code in the form of ‘cookies’. The scheme has been around for some times but…

South Korea deregulates pay-TV

South Korea deregulates pay-TV

The South Korean government is planning to deregulate the domestic pay-TV industry to facilitate mergers and acquisitions among cable TV, satellite broadcasting and IPTV service providers with the intention of…

US highlights Notorious Markets

United States Trade Representative Michael Froman has revealed the findings of the Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets for 2016, which highlights specific physical and online markets around the…

AGCom to investigate Vivendi’s Mediaset dealings

Italy’s comms watchdog, the Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCom), has confirmed that it is to open an investigation into French media group Vivendi’s shareholdings in Italian broadcaster Mediaset.…

£440m broadband boost for UK

£440m broadband boost for UK

A £440 million (€521m) windfall will help up to 600,000 extra homes and businesses get superfast broadband under the UK Government’s flagship rollout scheme. Funding has been unlocked to give…

Nokia sues Apple for patent infringement

Nokia has filed a number of complaints against Apple in Germany and the US, alleging that Apple products infringe a number of Nokia patents. Following the acquisition of full ownership…

Creatives: IP report threatens Australia’s creative economy

The Australian Copyright Council – an independent, non-profit organisation which represents the trade bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting…

CRTC declares broadband ‘basic service’

CRTC declares broadband ‘basic service’

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has declared that broadband access Internet service is now considered a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians. The CRTC is also setting ambitious…

Ofcom fines Noor TV £75,000

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom has fined Mohiuddin Digital Television £75,000 (€88,500) for “for failing to provide adequate protection for viewers” after it aired potentially offensive and harmful content on its…