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C-Band: Eutelsat complains over Intelsat/SES ‘incentives’

Eutelsat, not for the first time, has formally complained to the FCC over the Commission’s ruling that it would pay around $5 billion to both Intelsat and SES in ‘incentive…

Study: Multi-site blocking best anti-piracy weapon

Study: Multi-site blocking best anti-piracy weapon

An important challenge facing media industries today is whether and how copyright policy should be adapted to the realities of the digital age. The invention and subsequent adoption of filesharing…

FCC confirms accelerated C-band 5G availability

FCC confirms accelerated C-band 5G availability

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has confirmed that the repurposing of C-band spectrum for 5G services will move forward on an accelerated timeline. In a public notice, the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications…

SES plans major fleet expansion

SES plans major fleet expansion

SES currently has two core deployments of satellites: It has a fleet of powerful geostationary satellites that just about serves the whole planet. It also has 20 O3b (‘the Other…

WTO rules “Saudi government behind beoutQ”

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has declared that Saudi Arabia-supported sports and programming pirate beoutQ is in breach of international law, in a ruling that will be published formally mid-June.…

Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

Report: Europe lags in full fibre roll out

The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the key role that fibre networks will play in European economic recovery, according to participants at a virtual event – Delivering the Full-Fibre Gigabit Society:…

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat says it is committed to an accelerated process to clear C-band frequencies over the US in accordance with the FCC’s plan to speed the adoption for 5G. The FCC’s…

BBC launches pop-up ‘Corona Bot’

With the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing more changes to Covid-19 restrictions, and further updates on everything from shops opening to travel, the BBC has released a new online…

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

A white paper from satellite operator AsiaSat argues that C-band is not the correct band to support the key performance indicators (#KPI) promised by 5G. In the white paper –…

Intelsat upsets ITSO with non-payment

The International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO) is the international group that overseas and monitors Intelsat’s public service obligations.  Its members are drawn from 149 member states and is itself governed…

EPL clubs face extra broadcast pay-backs

EPL clubs face extra broadcast pay-backs

English Premier League clubs will have to pay back to broadcasters a further £36 million (€40m) a week for every week the season stretches beyond July 16th. This is on…

ASA: Kids’ exposure to gambling & alcohol ads remains low

UK advertising regulator the ASA has published its latest report on children’s exposure to TV ads for alcohol and gambling, providing exposure figures for 2019. The UK advertising rules contain…

EBU promotions reflect digital platforms focus

The EBU has confirmed two senior internal promotions within the Management Team of the EBU Media Department. Matthew Trustram, a senior EBU project manager with more than 10 years’ experience…

Sarpong sets out BBC Creative Diversity vision

Sarpong sets out BBC Creative Diversity vision

The BBC’s Director of Creative Diversity June Sarpong has committed to hardwire diversity and inclusion throughout the BBC – within its creative decision making, production values and content. As laid…

BBC Three to make linear return?

BBC Three to make linear return?

The BBC has revealed that it is considering bringing back BBC Three as a scheduled linear channel, four years after it became online only. In announcing its Annual Plan, which…

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