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FCC proposes freeing up more 5G spectrum

FCC proposes freeing up more 5G spectrum

FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has shared with her colleagues a draft Order that would make much-needed mid-band spectrum available for 5G. If adopted at the Commission’s March 17th Open…

BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

BBC calls for “radical” role reappraisal

Clare Sumner, Director of Policy at the BBC, has called for a radical reappraisal of the role the Corporation plays in shaping the wider broadcast market to inform the debate…

Sky Italia fined €2m for ‘unfair practices’

Sky Italia fined €2m for ‘unfair practices’

Italy’s Antitrust Authority has imposed fines totalling €2 million on Sky Italia for unfair commercial practices. The case relates to the behaviour of the pay-TV broadcaster during the Covid-19 health…

Australia: Facebook reverses news ban

Facebook has announced it will restore news content to its users in Australia. Last week, the social media platform blocked news to Australians on its platform amid a dispute over…

Egypt mulls new broadcasting tax

Egypt’s public broadcaster, the Egyptian Radio & Television Union (ERTU), has been technically bankrupt for many years. It has been kept afloat by annual handouts from the Egyptian government. Rumours…

TRAI wants New Tariff Order 2.0 on channels

TRAI wants New Tariff Order 2.0 on channels

India’s telecoms regulator (TRAI) has lodged an application before the Bombay High Court for a New Tariff Order. This is the second attempt by TRAI to see consumers protected from…

Reps pressure cable over Fox News

California Democrat Representatives Anna Eshoo and Jerry McNerney have written to cable, satellite and streaming companies calling on them to better combat disinformation – and they name Fox News, Newsmax…

BBC joins tech coalition for info verification

A group of technology and media companies has partnered to form the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA), a Joint Development Foundation project established to address the prevalence of…

All Premier League on TV until fans return

All Premier League on TV until fans return

The Premier League has confirmed all fixtures for the 2020/21 season will continue to be made available to fans to watch live in the UK. This arrangement will be extended…

Australia: Facebook news ban

Australia: Facebook news ban

Facebook users in Australia can no longer share or view news content on the service. The move from Facebook is in response to a proposed law which would make tech…

Court orders CloudFlare to stop hosting illegal IPTVs

Court orders CloudFlare to stop hosting illegal IPTVs

A Milan Court has issued an order to US provider CloudFlare to stop providing hosting services to illegal IPTV operators. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of…

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone ‘abusive’ price rises

Spain: Movistar, Vodafone ‘abusive’ price rises

The Consumers Association Facua has reported to the Ministry of Consumption and the Regional Governments the alleged “abusive practices” made by Movistar and Vodafone for raising their subscription fees “without…

Chinese ban BBC channel

Chinese ban BBC channel

On February 4th, UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom revoked the transmission licence of China’s CGTN news channel alleging that it had not held a lawful licence. February 11th saw the Chinese…

KTV fined £50K for serious broadcasting breaches

KTV fined £50K for serious broadcasting breaches

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has imposed fines totalling £50,000 (€57,000) on Khalsa Television Limited (KTV) for serious breaches of its broadcasting rules. KTV broadcasts a range of cultural, religious and…

SiriusXM loses ‘Lifetime Sub’ lawsuit

SiriusXM loses ‘Lifetime Sub’ lawsuit

US pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM has lost a Class Action lawsuit. The action was heard before a California federal court where SiriusXM was accused of misleading subscribers about the terms of…

Samba TV privacy controls for Smart TVs

Samba TV privacy controls for Smart TVs

Samba TV, a global player in television data and omniscreen measurement, has announced the rollout of The Smart TV Privacy Manager, featuring progressive consumer protections within Smart TVs. The integration…

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