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Subs sue for a la carte

Some cable subscribers are suing to get their programming a la carte. A multimillion-dollar class-action suit has been filed against the major cable programmers and operators for violating antitrust laws…

TW may sell dial up

Time Warner will “look hard” in the next 12 to 18 months at possibly selling off its AOL dial-up Internet access business, similar to its strategy in Europe. AOL, which…

Govt to speed UK broadband?

The UK Government is willing to consider some form of limited public intervention to spur private-sector investment in 'ultra-fast' broadband networks. Stephen Timms, minister for competitiveness, will use a speech…

Canadian regulator to give TV, cable operators more leeway

Canada’s broadcasting regulator should give more flexibility to cable operators and television stations on advertising, Canadian content and channel packages, according to a report commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and…

Headweb offers legal torrents

Swedish company Headweb believes it may have discovered a lawful solution to the movie industry’s long-running file sharing quandary. By merging peer to peer file sharing methods with advanced watermarking…

Sky uses Entriq to expand choice

Entriq has confirmed that BSkyB will use its services to support the delivery of pay-per-view television content. The EST (electronic sell-through) service will enable Sky to offer pay-per-view content via…

FCC sets cable requirement for digital switchover

US communications regulators have approved new rules designed to ensure that cable television subscribers who own analogue TV sets will still have access to local broadcast TV channels following the…

US Cable and NAB explain digital

The US cable television industry has launched a $200 million (E146m) advertising campaign to assure customers they will still be able programmes after the transition to digital broadcasting. Ad spots…

DoJ blow to Internet neutrality

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has backed US telcos, warning regulators against imposing 'net neutrality' rules that would block carriers from charging content providers premium prices to prioritise some…

Qualcomm, Maxis and Astro trial MediaFLO in Malaysia

Qualcomm, developer of wireless technologies, mobile communications group Maxis and ASTRO All Asia Networks, have signed an agreement to conduct a technical trial of Qualcomm's MediaFLO technology in Malaysia. The…

Numericable launches fibre to take on ADSL

From Sotires Eleftheriou in Paris Numericable, now the sole cable operator in France, made a series of announcements at its “back to work” press conference after the summer, to mark…

No TorrentSpy for US

Dutch file-sharing service TorrentSpy has blocked US users from its search engines after a US court made an order requiring the firm to log users’ IP addresses and activity. TorrentSpy…

Unitymedia triple play growth

Unitymedia, the Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia cable operator, is recording strong sales for its broadband and TV offerings: Around 550,000 cable customers already watch digital TV, 200,000 take Internet via…

RR Sat for Loral

RRSat Global Communications Network announced that it has signed an agreement with Loral Skynet to offer distribution of video content to the Asian Market via a powerful digital platform using…

ONO reshuffles pay-TV and offers 25MB

From David Del Valle in Madrid Spain’s ONO has reshuffled its pay-TV offer with the addition of new pay-TV packages and broadband Internet access with a speed of up to…