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UK regulator: ‘We must tackle tech giants’

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is calling on the government to introduce a new pro-competition regulatory regime to tackle Google and Facebook’s market power. The dynamic nature of…

Spain probes DTT interference from France

Spain probes DTT interference from France

The Spanish Administration is looking into DTT signal interference in Asturias, north of Spain, from a French DTT network. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation has reported the…

S&T acquires Iskratel

Describing the €37.5 million deal as the foundation for the long-term development and implementation of its business strategy, Austrian technology group S&T is to acquire the Iskratel Group, one of…

Canada, India interested in OneWeb

Canada, India interested in OneWeb

Ottawa-based Telesat has reportedly entered a bid for OneWeb’s satellite assets. But it isn’t alone. There will be an auction process on July 2nd in New York. The UK is…

THEO Technologies, Synamedia form HESP Alliance

THEO Technologies, Synamedia form HESP Alliance

Video playback solutions specialist THEO Technologies, creator of the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) and video software provider Synamedia have launched the HESP Alliance to accelerate the roll-out of sub-second…

Intelsat wins court approval over exec salaries

The top six executives at Intelsat have won the bankruptcy court’s approval to receive salaries and bonus payments despite protests from the Department of Justice. The payments – worth $17…

Sony takes majority stake in prodco Eleven

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has agreed a deal to take a majority stake in production company Eleven –  maker of the hit Netflix show Sex Education. The company was founded…

Ethiopian TV mogul arrested

Ethiopian police have arrested Jawar Mohammed, owner of the locally powerful Oromia Media Network (OMN). The TV channel has been shut down. The move reportedly comes after unrest locally following…

Kantar & LiveRamp partnership

Kantar, the data, insights and consulting company, and data connectivity platform LiveRamp have partnered in the UK to provide hundreds of new audience segments for online campaign activation, built on…

CTV Seller Trust rankings from Pixalate

CTV Seller Trust rankings from Pixalate

Ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform Pixalate has launched the Connected TV/OTT Seller Trust Index (CSTI), describing it as a “breakthrough” addition to Pixalate’s suite of programmatic seller quality…

WarnerMedia selling CNN Centre

AT&T-owned Time Warner has put its iconic CNN Centre in Atlanta up for sale. The plan would see the CNN news HQ sold as part of a ‘sale and leaseback’…

Confusion over “nonsensical” UK OneWeb bid

The UK government is widely reported to have joined a consortium that is bidding for bankrupt OneWeb’s satellite system. The UK reportedly put £500 million (or possibly $500 million) into…

Property seizures in ISD search

Property seizures in ISD search

A Range Rover Sport SVR V8 and an Audi A5 convertible were amongst items seized from an address in the northwest England town of Lytham, after police officers executed a…

Intelsat vs ITSO court hearing delayed

The dispute between Intelsat, itself in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO) and payments claimed as owed by Intelsat to ITSO was due to be…

Garnier named FTTH Council Europe DG

Garnier named FTTH Council Europe DG

The FTTH Council Europe has announced the appointment of Vincent Garnier as its new Director General, effective as of July 13th. Garnier brings to this position 25 years of experience…