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Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

United Arab Emirates-based satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and broadband satellite technologist Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, have confirmed the completion of a…

Ergen links with Hispasat over Mexico

Ergen links with Hispasat over Mexico

Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network has joined Hispasat to bring a broadband-by-satellite service to Mexico. The service, called ‘ON’ is designed to bring the Internet to areas with poor or no…

CBA promises new US-built satellites

CBA promises new US-built satellites

The C-Band Alliance (CBA), which is looking to restructure a total of 200 MHz of its frequencies over the US for 5G use, says that its members will invest in…

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Half of British households could switch to faster broadband today, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found, as it announces a range of action to protect loyal broadband customers and help…

Industry support for digital supply chain specs

Industry support for digital supply chain specs

Trade bodies DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) and Motion Pictures Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs), together with member studios, retailers, and service providers, have approved and released four…

EU facilitates cross-border content access

EU facilitates cross-border content access

Negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached a political agreement on the proposed copyright legislation on TV and radio programmes. The new rules will…

Eleven Sports at risk as UFC pulls out

Eleven Sports at risk as UFC pulls out

Eleven Sports, the so-called “Netflix of Sports” may be on the brink of closure in the UK as the UFC triggers its right to walk away as the company has…

Watchdog: ‘EastEnders refurb not value for money’

Watchdog: ‘EastEnders refurb not value for money’

The BBC’s E20 programme, to replace and enlarge the external set of long-running soap opera EastEnders and improve various infrastructure at BBC Elstree Centre is now forecast to cost £27…

Motorsport Network buys Virtually Entertained

Motorsport Network says its strategic push into the rapidly growing esport sector gained extra momentum today with the acquisition of a market-leading specialist business, Virtually Entertained, that operates a portfolio…

OneWeb could save $1bn+ by trimming satellites

The OneWeb ‘mega-constellation’ of low orbiting broadband satellites, originally planned to be around 900 in total, will now initially be around 600, says founder and Executive chairman Greg Wyler, and…

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