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MPAA files new complaint against RealNetworks

As both sides await a judge's ruling over the legality of RealNetworks’ DVD copying software RealDVD, the major studios have filed a new complaint, charging that RealNetworks lied in court…

BBC chief rejects top-slicing

Mark Thompson, the BBC's director general, has accused a small group of "ideologically focused" people within the UK government of trying to undermine his organisation's financial security. The BBC chief…

Germany slams door on mergers

Germany’s federal cartel office has confirmed it won't be changing its mind on banning the merger of the main three MSOs KDG, Unity and Kabel BW. It also made it…

Tiscali: Broadcasters should pay for online TV

Tiscali director of television Simon Hunt has backed BT's recent call for broadcasters to pay for the online distribution of their content. “The example I always come back to is…

Mediaset want EC STB decision reversed

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset has requested that the European Court in Luxembourg annuls the decision of the European Commission regarding the illegality of state subsidies…

Boxer buys Plus TV

Boxer, the Teracom-owned DTT platform has acquired a majority stake in its Finnish equivalent PlusTV. Existing backers Baker Capital and IT Provider Funds will remain minority shareholders. "PlusTV has established…

Vevo looks for funds

Vevo, the planned online music video service announced by Universal Music and YouTube in April, is seeking outside investment from advertisers after signing up its second large record label. Sony…

EPL could sell Setanta rights

Despite receiving some money against the £35m (E41m) it is owed, the English Premier League has told Setanta if it does not pay the balance by Friday, 19 June, it…

Another profitable quarter for SeaChange

SeaChange International, provider of software and hardware solutions for VOD television, has announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first quarter ended April 30th, 2009. Total revenues for the quarter…

Carter: Broadband tax is the only option

UK communications minister Lord Carter has defended plans to levy a £6-a-year tax (E7.1) on every phone line to raise up to £1.5 billion to help pay for the next…

Sci Fi recording rap

Sci Fi has been found to be in "serious and significant" breach of its licence conditions after the channel failed to produce a recording of its output. The Advertising Standards…

New comedy head at Sky

Sky1 has appointed the BBC’s Lucy Lumsden as the satellite channel’s first head of comedy. Lumsden worked with Stuart Murphy, programme director of Sky 1, on many of BBC3’s early…

Digital Britain' report published

From Colin Mann in London The UK government has published its Digital Britain report, which sets out the importance of the Digital Economy to the nation's economic future, and how…

Phorm loses $50m

Phorm, the ad technology company, posted a pre-tax loss of $49.8m in 2008, up from $32.8m in 2007. However, the company insisted the launch of its controversial behavioural ad targeting…

Ball joins BT board

Tony Ball, the Chairman of Kabel Deutschland and former Chief Executive of BSkyB, has joined the BT Board as a non-executive director. Between 1999 and 2003 he was Chief Executive…