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BSkyB appeals Competition ruling

BSkyB has confirmed it is to launch a legal challenge against key conclusions of the Competition Commission’s report on its investment in ITV plc and the Secretary of State’s consequent…

SK takeover of Hanaro approved

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) in Korea has approved the acquisition of Hanaro Telecom by SK Telecom. SK won a 1.090 billion KRW bid for the company late…

AEPOC chief refutes pirate allegations

Davide Rossi, chief of AEPOC, the anti-digital media piracy industry association, has denied allegations in the Italian press that he is implicated in smart card pirate ring. In recent days…

OmniGlobe buys BTIG

OmniGlobe Networks, specialist in delivering cellular, broadband Internet and VoIP services, has acquired Bandwidth Technologies International Group Limited (BTIG), the UK based international provider of satellite communications systems. OmniGlobe Networks,…

Eutelsat appoints Maine

Eutelsat Communications has appointed former BT and Kingston employee Steve Maine as CEO of their jointly-owned venture offering Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) in S-Band. The Joint Venture, known under the…

New regulation for broadcast PRS providers

PhonepayPlus (previously known as ICSTIS) has announced that service providers looking to provide premium rate services (PRS) to broadcasters must first seek its permission. Taken alongside tough new rules for…

Zee contests Trai’s mobile TV regulation

Zee Network has written to the Information & Broadcasting ministry, stating that the Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) regulation for mobile TV is discriminatory. Zee has demanded that any…

Q4 in Latin America for DirecTV

DirecTV Latin America achieved net subscriber additions of 199,000 in the quarter, a jump the company attributed to strong customer growth in Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina. The total number of…

RTVE and Telefonica in multimedia deal

From David Del Valle in Madrid The Spanish state-owned group, RTVE -that operates the terrestrial TVE 1 and La 2- and the incumbent telco Telefonica have signed a 3-year strategic…

SES falls

SES Global reported profit and turnover down but declared it was still in the market for small add on acquisitions despite its failed offer for Spacecom of Israel. Net profit…

Australia consider 3 strike rule

The Australian Government is considering a three-strikes policy against computer users who download illegally. The Government will examine new legislative proposals being unveiled in Britain this week to target people…

Godfrey quits ITV

Jim Godfrey, ITV’s director of corporate affairs, is leaving in March after three years to set up his own PR agency. Godfrey, a former Labour special adviser, said he intended…

Nielsen buys STB research firm

In a move aimed at strengthening its ability to process audience measurement data from set-top boxes, The Nielsen Co. has acquired Audience Analytics and its Audience Watch software. Nielsen said…

News Corp in for Yahoo?

According to the WSJ, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has joined the fight for control of Yahoo. The idea seems to be Yahoo will combine with News's Myspace business and News…

ISPs snub three strike plan

The body representing internet service providers in the UK has cast doubt on government proposals to make them responsible for identifying and punishing illegal music and video downloaders. The Internet…