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INCA: ‘Full-fibre court ruling disappointing’

INCA: ‘Full-fibre court ruling disappointing’

The UK High Court ruling against alternative provider of wholesale full fibre network infrastructure CityFibre in the challenge to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over fibre advertising is a disappointment…

Euro broadcasters welcome P2B adoption

Following the European Parliament’s vote on the ‘Platform-to-Business’ (P2B) Regulation on April 17th, broadcaster associations in Europe have issued the following statement: “We welcome the adoption of the Regulation on…

India: TikTok app blocked

India: TikTok app blocked

Social media sharing app TikTok has been removed from Apple and Google app stores in India. The move follows a ruling by the Madras High Court, which ordered its removal…

Spain: Prisa must pay Mediapro €51m football compensation

Spain: Prisa must pay Mediapro €51m football compensation

A Spanish court – Audiencia Provincial de Madrid – has ruled that media group Prisa, former owner of Canal Plus, must pay €51 million to TV group Mediapro for damages…

EU finalises copyright reform

The Council of the European Union has given the green light to the new Copyright Directive which the European Commission says will bring concrete benefits to citizens, the creative sectors,…

Trump: ‘America must win 5G race’

Trump: ‘America must win 5G race’

US President Donald Trump has declared that the United States must win the race to provide 5G networks, and that American companies must lead the world in cellular technology. Addressing…

£10K damages for Sky Sports infringement

£10K damages for Sky Sports infringement

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, Andrew Lynn, the Premises Licence Holder and Designated Premises Manager of Crown Hotel in Newmilns, Ayrshire, Scotland, has been ordered to pay £10,000…

SA regulator: ‘Ineffective pay-TV competition’

SA regulator: ‘Ineffective pay-TV competition’

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has published its draft findings in respect of the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services. The process started in 2016 when ICASA…

FCC at odds over net neutrality vote

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has suggested that despite a vote in the US House of Representatives to approve legislation to reinstate so-called net neutrality rules that prevent Internet Service Providers…

US: 40-market Next-Gen TV build-out

At the 2019 NAB Show, a broad coalition of broadcast television station groups – including both network owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as well as public broadcasters – have announced plans…

FCC’s Carr: ‘ATSC 3.0, a new broadband pipe’

FCC’s Carr: ‘ATSC 3.0, a new broadband pipe’

With a broad coalition of US broadcast television station groups announcing plans to deploy Next-Gen TV in the 40 largest US TV markets by the end of 2020, FCC Commissioner…

US proposes ATSC 3.0 as digital standard

The United States of America has proposed to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) adoption of the ATSC 3.0 digital broadcast standard for use by all countries in the world. The…

AT&T hit by Class Action

AT&T has been served with a Class Action in regard to its pay-TV operation DirecTV. The Action is focused on AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner, and alleges that in its…

UK: Auto compensation for faulty broadband

Broadband and landline customers in the UK will, from today, get money back from their providers when things go wrong, without having to do anything. Previously, only around one in…

MEPs vote for content portability

Following the European Parliament’s earlier approval of modernised copyright rules, it has  endorsed another crucial piece of legislation to make the copyright rules fit for the digital age. The Commission…

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