Home » Archives by category » Business » Regulation (Page 2)

Saunders to head Ofcom Emerging Technology

Saunders to head Ofcom Emerging Technology

UK media regulator Ofcom has announced that Professor Simon Saunders will join Ofcom next month as Director of Emerging Technology. Saunders joins from Google, where he was Head of Connectivity…

Dawes named Ofcom Chief Executive

Dawes named Ofcom Chief Executive

The Ofcom Board has announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as Chief Executive. She replaces Sharon White who left to join retailer John Lewis. Dawes has been Permanent Secretary…

Ofcom set for UK online harms role

UK Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan and Home Secretary Priti Patel have announced the government is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce rules to make the…

Online harms proposals – industry reaction

Online harms proposals – industry reaction

Following the UK government’s publication of its response to the Online Harms White Paper and suggestion that it is minded to appoint communications watchdog Ofcom as the regulator to enforce…

Clementi: “A diminished BBC would weaken country”

Clementi: “A diminished BBC would weaken country”

David Clementi, the BBC’s chairman, is set to issue a warning that a “diminished BBC would weaken the country as a whole”. In his speech to be delivered in Salford…

What are Ergen’s wireless prospects?

On February 11th, US District Judge Victor Marrero approved the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. A report from research company MoffettNathanson (MN) says the deal represents a potential positive for…

US Judge: T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawful

US Judge: T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawful

Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected a lawsuit to block the merger of telcos T-Mobile and Sprint. Federal Communications…

£30k fine for pub’s Sky Sports piracy

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, Andrew Smith, the licensee of Lamb Inn in the UK Midland town of Stone has been found to be infringing Sky’s copyright by…

Doubts remain over CBA deal

It has been a worrying month or two. The industry saw strong reports that Intelsat was considering a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, that the C-Band Alliance’s members would simply walk away…

FCC awards well above CBA expectations

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was generous in his treatment of the C-Band Alliance, and his decision has won approval from the Alliance, the 5G Action Now lobby group and a…

Japan: NHK asked to cut TV licence fee

Japan’s public broadcaster NHK has been asked by the government’s Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi to make further cuts in the annual “viewing fee” which every home…

Viasat, fuboTV in-flight partnership

Viasat, fuboTV in-flight partnership

Communications company and sports and news-focused live TV streaming service fuboTV have agreed a video streaming distribution and technology partnership that they say advances how content can be delivered and…

Sky improves BAME representation

Sky improves BAME representation

Sky has reported interim results from its tracking of BAME inclusivity both on screen and behind the camera across its entertainment channels. In the 12 months to the end of…

FCC proposes updated TV white space rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed providing additional opportunities for unlicensed white space devices to deliver wireless broadband services in rural areas of the US. Such devices operate…

Successful raid on Bulgarian IPTV pirates

Successful raid on Bulgarian IPTV pirates

Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union, has supported a massive crackdown on illegal IPTV distributors in an operation executed by the Cybercrime Unit of the Bulgarian General…