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Telstra, Foxtel in Internet TV deal

Australian telco Telstra has come under fire after pay-TV provider Foxtel made an application to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to allow its Internet television service to be…

Ofcom code of practice on illegal downloaders

A proposed code of practice which implements legislative measures aimed at reducing online copyright infringement has been published by Ofcom for consultation. The Digital Economy Act 2010 requires that the…

DMGT fined for closing Teletext

Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) has been fined £225,000 (E267,000) by media regulator Ofcom for closing the Teletext TV service. DMGT, which announced last July that it would shut…

ARCEP public consultation on neutrality document

The French Postal and electronic communications regulatory authority, ARCEP, is releasing its discussion points and initial policy guidelines on Internet and network neutrality. The document is the result of a…

Ofcom will consider net neutrality

From Colin Mann in London UK regulator Ofcom has said it will address net neutrality in the coming months describing the issue as of 'significant resonance' in the era of…

ASA makes first ruling against VOD ad

ASA, the UK advertising watchdog, has made its first ruling against a VOD ad, banning a zombie film trailer that ran in The X Factor final on the ITV Player.…

Ofcom: 3 strikes will not apply to mini ISPs, mobile

Ofcom has confirmed that only fixed line ISPs with more than 400,000 subscribers will be forced to comply with the Digital Economy Act’s controversial anti-file sharing provisions. The communications regulator…

Dish reprieve in TiVo case

A federal appeals court has granted Dish Network a rare, full-court (so-called 'en banc'”) review of a ruling it had earlier lost to TiVo, that could have resulted in the…

US Trade Commission: 'regulate targeted ads yourself'

Federal Trade Commision Chairman Jon Liebowitz told cable operators in Los Angeles for the NCTA show that the commission is not interested in regulating behavioural advertising so long as the…

ITV’s ad rules stay… for now

ITV1 is to remain bound by restrictions on how it can sell advertising airtime, the UK Competition Commission has ruled – but it added that the mechanism should be dropped…