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Indian broadcasters demand ‘Infrastructure Status’

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation – the industry association which represents and is dedicated to the promotion of television broadcasting in, to and from India – has called on the Indian…

Pakistan media regulator gets tough on channels

Pakistan’s Electronic Media & Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended the licences of two satellite channels and fined three channels one million (Pakistan) Rupees (about €8925) each for “levelling baseless allegations…

3 Dutch content pirates sentenced

3 Dutch content pirates sentenced

Following the 2013 raid of five homes in the Netherlands cities of Apeldoorn, Enschede, Vlagtwedde and the Hague which resulted in the 2015 convictions of two pirates, a further three…

Disney, Lucasfilm, Industry Trust join forces once again

Disney, Lucasfilm, Industry Trust join forces once again

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm are collaborating to inspire audiences to choose cinema in a new trailer for IP…

Report: Multiple technologies needed for Gigabit Society

Report: Multiple technologies needed for Gigabit Society

The European Commission’s vision of a ‘Gigabit Society’ by 2025 will require investors in broadband networks to deploy a range of technologies when connecting homes and businesses to ultra-fast broadband,…

Spain: 2nd DTT migration compensation call

Spain: 2nd DTT migration compensation call

DTT operators, trade unions and TV users’ associations in Spain have asked the Government for compensation and financial aid to carry out the second digital migration to be completed in…

Man arrested for online copyright offences

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) arrested a 35-year-old man in the south England town of Maidenhead on November 17th on suspicion of copyright offences relating…

CRTC helps Canadians take control of TV services

CRTC helps Canadians take control of TV services

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has set out best practices for TV service providers to ensure Canadians are offered real choice regarding their services and have information about…

Ofcom outlines rules for mobile spectrum auction

Ofcom outlines rules for mobile spectrum auction

UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out plans to release valuable new airwaves to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband. Next year, Ofcom will auction 190 MHz of spectrum…

ISP ad rules to be revamped

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority published independent research into consumers’ understanding of broadband speed claims made in ads. It commissioned the research to test whether regulatory standards, set by the Committees…