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Illegal streamer sentenced

Following a guilty plea of copyright and fraud charges earlier this year for selling subscriptions providing illegally obtained content, a man has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court in the…

South Africa merges key regulators

Three South African media regulators are to be merged, according to communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. There will be a new name, and ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority), the Film and…

Former France Télécom execs jailed

The former boss of France Télécom and two former executives have been jailed over a restructuring policy linked to suicides among employees in the 2000s. Didier Lombard was jailed for…

STELA Act to expire

STELA Act to expire

The controversial US Satellite Television Extension & Localism Act (STELA) will come to an end on December 31st. Two new Bills will replace it: The Television Viewer Protection Act (TVPA)…

Survey: 63% of Indonesians streaming pirates

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Indonesian consumers, revealed that nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of online Indonesian consumers have accessed streaming piracy websites or torrent…

CMA updates on digital giants’ ad domination

CMA updates on digital giants’ ad domination

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority – has published an update in its examination of online platforms and digital advertising, uncovering new…

EU lawyer: ‘Mediaset share-block illegal’

EU lawyer: ‘Mediaset share-block illegal’

European Union Court of Justice Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona has proposed that the Court declare that the Italian legislation preventing Vivendi from acquiring 28 per cent of the share capital…

RTVE’s TV channels for Europe in HD and DVB-S2

RTVE has upgraded its satellite TV channels for the European market with the launch of its flagship channels TVE Internacional and Canal 24 Horas in HD using the DVB-S2 standard.…

Ergen in Court over wireless merger plan

Ergen in Court over wireless merger plan

Charlie Ergen made an appearance in a Manhattan Federal Court on December 18th and faced tough questioning in regard to his plans to launch a US-wide wireless service provider. California’s…

Senator: “C-Band bill dead as fried chicken”

The hope that the C-Band Alliance might get Congressional support for its 5G/C-band plan failed when US legislators disagreed and determined there was no longer time to further discuss the…

Celebrity Big Brother tops decade’s TV complaints

Celebrity Big Brother tops decade’s TV complaints

A 2018 episode of Celebrity Big Brother was the most complained-about TV show of the decade, new figures from broadcast watchdog Ofcom reveal. As the 2010s draw to a close,…

CBA optimistic over satellite windfall revenues

The past few weeks has seen the share prices of the two main satellite operators – Intelsat and SES – hammered by the market, anxious that an FCC-controlled auction of…

SRT Alliance surpasses 300 members

SRT Alliance surpasses 300 members

The SRT Alliance, supporting the SRT Open Source Project, has announced that Alibaba Cloud, Internet Initiative Japan, Kiswe, and Red5 Pro have joined the SRT Alliance showing their support of…

Morgan retains DCMS brief

Morgan retains DCMS brief

In a surprise move, Nicky Morgan is to continue as the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport despite having stood down as an MP prior to…

CBA and FCC: “Let’s get moving”

The FCC held a meeting last week part of the agenda was the planned auction of C-band spectrum over the US and offered up by four satellite operators; Intelsat, SES,…