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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bradley-Jones named BBC.com managing director

BBC Worldwide has appointed Luke Bradley-Jones, the head of its digital operations in the US, as the new managing director of BBC.com. Bradley-Jones, who has held the New York-based role…

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…

Ofcom to crack down on ‘babe channels'

UK media regulator Ofcom is proposing to crack down on the amount of “sustained sex scenes and sexual language” shown on TV immediately after the 9pm watershed, to better protect…

Japan tightens copyright law

Japan’s upper house has approved a revision to the Copyright Law making downloading of pirated content illegal. The revision will go into effect on January 1st. Uploading of pirated music…

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 puts 20% on sale

A year after placing shares worth £32 million (E37m), Phorm, the ad targeting company, wants to sell 19.4 percent of the company through a new share offering for £15 million.…

NGNs 'open' under EC proposals

The European Commission is recommending that rules governing the emerging next-generation broadband services – specifically, those around competitor access to infrastructure and wholesaling of broadband access – should be developed…

France "three-strike" system vetoed

France’s highest legal authority struck down a key provision of the controversial law that would have cut off Internet access to people who repeatedly download copyrighted content illegally. The council…

UK industry lobbies for pressure on illegal downloads

The lobbying effort is backed by more than 15 organisations from the creative industries and, for the first time, Amicus/Unite and the Trade Union Congress. The coalition urges the government…