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Digital sector "punches below its weight"

From Colin Mann in London Stephen Carter, the UK's first Minister for Communications, Technology and Broadcasting, considers that the digital sector, while vitally important to the economy, punches below its…

Ofcom will focus on pay-TV competition

Ofcom has released details of its 2009-10 annual plan, with emphasis on delivering spectrum through the digital dividend and promoting competition in pay-TV. Ofcom expects to make a decision on…

BSkyB to appeal ITV ruling

BSkyB is to continue legal action in the fight to hold on to the 17.9 per cent stake it holds in rival broadcaster ITV. The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal last…

FTTH Council proposes regulatory improvements

The FTTH Council Europe has concluded its input into the European Commission's public consultation exercise on regulatory approaches to Next Generation Access (NGA) networks. Joeri Van Bogaert, President of the…

Kangaroo test-run before competition ruling

Project Kangaroo, the JV between ITV, the BBC and Channel 4, is planning a test launch in January ahead of a competition ruling that will decide its ultimate fate. It…

SES Astra threatens legal action against Spanish govt

From David Del Valle in Madrid SES Astra is to make a formal complaint before the European competition authorities against the Spanish Government for its alleged preferential treatment to Abertis…

Kangaroo: "We won't pose a threat"

Project Kangaroo, the joint venture between ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide to provide an online video on-demand service, will not pose a threat to competition, the project has said…

BSkyB won't have to sell all ITV stake

Virgin Media has had a competition tribunal appeal rejected that, if upheld, could have resulted in rival pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB being forced to sell its entire 17.9 per cent stake…

Gates backs white spaces agenda

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has stated that Microsoft founder Bill Gates has signalled his approval of the FCC white spaces agenda as the Commission moves to approve allowing devices to…

Technology leaders call for standards clarity

The first-ever Global Standards Symposium has concluded in South Africa with broad agreement on the need to take aggressive action to streamline standards work and end the duplication of efforts…