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OneWeb slams SpaceX over standards

OneWeb and SpaceX are the two most advanced ‘mega-constellations’ in terms of planning – and launching – broadband satellites. OneWeb’s initial ambitions are modest, at 600 or so satellites. SpaceX…

Broadband Forum now an ‘open’ organisation

Broadband Forum now an ‘open’ organisation

Broadband Forum has become an ‘open’ organisation – making all of its work visible to the industry. The by-law amendment was passed on October 14th and the transition was confirmed…

TiVo settles ‘bonus content’ patent action

Texas-based MONKEYMedia has been suing TiVo in respect of 4 patents held by MONKEYMedia covering a system of pausing and switching the main audio-video stream to access available bonus content…

BBC commits to BAME representation at senior levels

BBC commits to BAME representation at senior levels

The BBC has said it is stepping up its commitment to rapidly increase BAME representation at senior levels of the organisation and develop a new generation of talented leaders. Every…

Survey: 73% want ‘Big Tech’ regulated

Seven in ten people (73 per cent) want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech companies amid concerns with how their personal data is being used, an Amnesty International…

Vodafone to pay €55m to former ONO execs

Vodafone to pay €55m to former ONO execs

The bill for Vodafone’s acquisition of ONO continues to increase following the Spanish Courts decision obliging Vodafone to pay huge bonuses to ONO’s former executives. The Courts have ruled that…

Internet domain names shut down for IP infringement

Internet domain names shut down for IP infringement

Law enforcement authorities from 18 EU Member States and third parties in a joint investigation with Europol and the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre, facilitated by Eurojust and…

Mediapro taking UEFA to Court

Mediapro taking UEFA to Court

Spanish TV group Mediapro will take European football governing body UEFA to Court for altering the submission bids for the Champions League for the seasons 2021-2014 in favour of Canal…

Inmarsat deal still under High Court threat

Back on November 6th, it was reported that Inmarsat faces a Court action that threatens the $6 billion take-over by a consortium headed by Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus. That…

Tories issue licence threat to Channel 4

A row has kicked-off between the Tory Party and UK commercial PSB Channel 4, with the Tories accusing the broadcaster of ‘conspiring’ with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to block them…

Ofcom: No changes for Channel 5 licence

UK media regulator Ofcom has concluded that no changes are needed to the licence of UK commercial broadcaster Channel 5 following the merger in the US between CBS and Viacom.…

Ofcom confirms Peace TV suspension

Ofcom has issued a draft notice to suspend the broadcasting licence of Club TV Limited, after its channel Peace TV Urdu repeatedly rebroadcast material that the media regulator had previously…

Europe’s commercial broadcasters call for robust media policy

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) – which represents the interests of leading commercial broadcasters across Europe – has welcomed the outcome of the vote in the European…

AAPA welcomes EUIPO anti-piracy studies

AAPA welcomes EUIPO anti-piracy studies

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has welcomed two publications from the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory on IP Infringements. The first study – Illegal IPTV in the European Union…

Netflix hit by hiring rule?

A court case this week in Los Angeles Superior Court (20th Century Fox Film vs Netflix) looks like its final decision will rule against Netflix. The case revolves around allegations…

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