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Italy: Video sharing sites subject to broadcast TV rules

Video-sharing sites such as YouTube could be subject to the same regulations as traditional broadcast television, according to controversial rulings by the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM). Two rulings published by…

Genband to acquire Cedar Point

Genband, a developer of IP infrastructure and applications solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cedar Point Communications, a specialist in IP switching solutions for cable providers. The transaction…

TSL appoints Ian Collinson as Systems Sales Manager

TSL has announced the appointment of Ian Collinson as Systems Sales Manager with responsibility for developing Systems Integration business opportunities and managing key customer accounts. Ian has a proven track…

BT denies ‘two tiers’

BT denies ‘two tiers’

BT’s New Year introduction of Content Connect has come under immediate fire from Internet groups who claim it implements a two tier service which is anti- net neutrality. The new…

Supreme Court OKs Spain TV tax

Spain’s Supreme Court has come down in favour of the tax imposed on telcos to finance national public broadcaster RTVE a year after it was stopped from selling commercial advertising.…

Francisco Partners completes on Grass Valley buy

Broadcast and professional solutions supplier Grass Valley has confirmed that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused investment company, has completed the closing process with Technicolor and finalised the acquisition of the…

Ofcom submits BSkyB report

As the 2010 working year drew to a close, it emerged that a report looking at whether News Corp’s proposed acquisition of the 61 per cent of BSkyB it does…

Netflix dominating iTunes Rental Service

Netflix dominating iTunes Rental Service

According to analysts Gleacher & Co, Netflix service is about 10 times larger than Apple’s iTunes video rental service at the time. Apple reportedly makes about 475,000 rentals a day…

Technicolor must sell shares to pay debt

Technicolor has said that it will issue new shares worth about €213 million to pay back creditors after it failed to sell assets in its restructuring process fast enough. The…

Voters reject FCC Internet rules

American voters believe free market competition will protect Internet users more than government regulation and fear that regulation will be used to push a political agenda. The latest Rasmussen Reports…

Poll: News Corp/BSkyB investigation called for

The proposed acquisition of BSkyB by News Corporation should be subject to an independent investigation, according to an ICM poll. The results revealed that 63 per cent of respondents support…

Technicolor in Grass Valley transmission disposal

French technology and media services company Technicolor has received a binding offer from Parter Capital Group, a private equity investment consultancy firm based in Germany, to acquire its transmission business,…

Technicolor in Grass Valley transmission disposal

French technology and media services company Technicolor has received a binding offer from Parter Capital Group, a private equity investment consultancy firm based in Germany, to acquire its transmission business,…

Comcast-NBC merger on course for January approval

Comcast-NBC merger on course for January approval

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has revealed that he will vote to approve the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal as long as certain conditions are met.…

Did I say that out loud?

We all have moments we wish we had kept out thoughts to ourselves rather letting their assumed importance persuade us to share them with the world in general. Over sharing…