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Kudelski and Yahoo settle patent dispute

Swiss-based TV technology and encryption company Kudelski say they have entered into a patent licensing agreement with Yahoo.  “Under the agreement, the parties agreed to dismiss all pending patent litigation. …

UK plans Digital Economy Bill

The UK Government is to introduce legislation designed to create the right for every household to access high speed broadband, as well as protecting Intellectual Property. The proposals were outlined…

Ukraine sets Russian TV quotas

Ukraine’s Supreme Council has set limits on the amount of foreign programming that can be carried by both domestic and “foreign” broadcasters. However, it seems the target for the limitations…

EU quota for Netflix, Prime?

EU quota for Netflix, Prime?

Netflix, Amazon Prime and similar SVoD services could soon be adhering to a 20 per cent quota for European content in EU member states. French Daily Les Echos reports that…

EU warned against copyright reform

EU warned against copyright reform

Audiences across the EU will lose out substantially if the European Commission presses ahead with plans to erode the territorial exploitation of film and television rights, a report released at…

Coalition calls for Openreach reform

Following the initial findings of UK regulator Ofcom’s Digital Communications Review in February an industry coalition of Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, INCA (Independent Networks Cooperative Association) and the FCS (Federation of…

BBC White Paper: Industry reaction

A number of industry commentators have expressed their view on the Government White Paper – A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction – including Professor Steven Barnett, Professor…

BBC: ‘Further debate on governance required’

BBC: ‘Further debate on governance required’

In its initial response to the Government White Paper on the BBC, the Corporation’s senior executive and Trust Chair have suggested that further discussion should take place on issues of…

AAPA welcomes UK anti-piracy initiative

Marking the launch of the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office’s IP Enforcement Strategy, Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) and the IPO organised jointly a seminar on illegal streaming and the sale…

Blood and Sand and BBC reform

In 1908, Vicente Blasco Ibáněz wrote Blood and Sand, a novel about that most visceral of activities, bullfighting. It so captured the imagination it was made into a movie no…