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Ofcom progresses ‘white space’

Ofcom has expanded on how a new form of wireless communication called “white space technology” will work in practice. This follows an earlier consultation, exploring the potential of the technology,…

Cable refers News Corp Sky bid

Cable refers News Corp Sky bid

Vince Cable, the UK Business Secretary, has issued an intervention notice on News Corp’s bid to acquire the 61 per cent of BSkyB shares that it does not already own.…

News notifies EU on Sky bid

Sky has this morning served the formal notice of intent with the European Commission that signals the imminent tabling of a formal bid for the 61 per cent of BSkyB…

Turkey renews YouTube ban

A Turkish court has reinstated a 30-month ban on YouTube days after it was removed, as a dispute continued over the video-sharing website’s refusal to remove content deemed illegal in…

Nilesat facing censorship claims

    Egypt is getting tough with some contentious channels and, meanwhile, there’s some highly vocal Arab criticism that ordering channels off  Nilesat is directly linked to upcoming presidential elections…

Ofcom paves way for better 3G reception

Mobile phone users in rural areas could soon see their 3G reception improve after regulators allowed operators to repurpose their existing spectrum for mobile broadband services. The ruling by Ofcom…

Virgin still trying to stop YouView

Virgin still trying to stop YouView

Neil Berkett, Virgin Media CEO, has used the company’s results announcement to attack Ofcom’s decision not to investigate YouView, the BBC-originated platform to bring VoD to Freeview and Freesat. Berkett…

Jail and €2m fine for Premiere pirates

AEPOC, the European Association for the Protection of Encrypted Works and Services, has reported a breakthrough judgement against Pay-TV piracy. Belgian prosecutors, joined by AEPOC member Sky Deutschland, have won…

Ofcom’s YouView light is amber, not green

There have been plenty of headlines in the UK suggesting that Ofcom has “approved” YouView, the BBC-backed video-on-demand service. “Not so,” implies Tony Ballard, a media lawyer at Harbottle &…

Ofcom OKs YouView

Ofcom OKs YouView

Ofcom has confirmed that it will not open an investigation into YouView (formerly known as ‘Project Canvas’) under the Competition Act following complaints made by Virgin Media and IPVision. Chief…