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Carter to resign

The communications minister Lord Stephen Carter is to leave his job after this week’s Digital Britain report is published. It is being reported that Carter will leave the government by…

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.…

Rosen joins Eutelsat as Deputy CEO

The Board of Eutelsat Communications has unanimously approved the proposal from its Chairman Giuliano Berretta to nominate Michel de Rosen as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Rosen joins Eutelsat Communications on…

BT Vision chief quits

The chief executive of BT Vision, Dan Marks, has quit to pursue his own interests. IPTV service BT Vision is at the heart of the UK telco’s efforts to move…

New CEO for CableLabs

The Board of Directors of CableLabs has named Paul Liao, the chief technology officer at Panasonic, the next CEO of Cable Television Laboratories Inc. Liao will take over from long-time…

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…

Blavatnik saves Setanta?

American investor Len Blavatnik is offering £20m (E23.4m) to buy some time for the beleaguered sportscaster. However the BBC reports he is demanding a 51% stake in return. Blavatnik is…

Kudelski not interested in selling OpenTV stake

The 'round robin' on the OpenTV non-takeover by its biggest shareholder continues. The Kudelski Group, has commented on Discovery Group's recommendation that OpenTV buys out Kudelski Group's stake in OpenTV:…

Sky wants no protected sports rights

Sky says the “crown jewels” list of sporting events reserved for free-to-air television amounts to a “tax on sport” that subsidises terrestrial broadcasters. In its submission to the government’s review…

Bradshaw replaces Burnham

UK Health minister Ben Bradshaw has been appointed as the new culture secretary, replacing Andy Burnham, in a move that comes at a crucial time in the final run up…

Setanta on brink

The board of UK and Ireland football broadcaster Setanta is meeting this week to assess whether it has any options other than placing the business in administration. Last week the…

Carey leaves DirecTV for News Corp

The DirecTV Group's President and CEO Chase Carey is joining News Corp as Peter Chernin's replacement as COO. DirectTV has recently switched from News Corp to Liberty ownership. The move…

Kudelski view on OpenTV bid

Kudelski Group has been talking about its bid for the share in Open TV it doesn't already own which Open rejected as inadequate. “Based on Kudelski’s discussions with [OpenTV’s] Special…