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UK issues ‘No Brexit deal’ broadcast guidance

UK issues ‘No Brexit deal’ broadcast guidance

Although it suggests that scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU…

BBC’s Hall: “Streaming services require regulation”

Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general, is this week preparing to call for video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon to be regulated to the same extent as the…

EC chiefs welcome copyright vote

Following the European Parliament’s September 12th adoption of its negotiating position on the Copyright Directive proposed by the European Commission in September 2016, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus…

UK illegal streaming arrests

Officers from Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service, in the south of England, assisted by colleagues from Hampshire Constabulary, have executed a warrant at an address in the county, as…

DSA: TVWS bridging digital divide in Africa

DSA: TVWS bridging digital divide in Africa

With over 45 per cent of the world still without Internet access, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has called for the increased utilisation of TV Whitespace technology (TVWS) to help…

EU Parliament backs author rights in Digital Single Market

The European Parliament has confirmed its support for authors’ rights in the Digital Single Market. The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA), the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and…

‘Significant’ victory in TickBox litigation

Delivering victory in the first litigation filed by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy…

Vodafone “misleading” broadband ads banned

Vodafone “misleading” broadband ads banned

Commercials for Vodafone broadband have been banned for misleading customers over speeds and potential reductions intheir bills. The TV and radio ads, featuring Hollywood actor Martin Freeman, stated: “Vodafone guarantee…

Vizio pop-ups may invite viewers to sue them

Owners of Vizio Smart TVs could soon see a message inviting them to take legal action against the maker. Vizio, one of the leading TV brands in the US, was…

QuickMark watermarking to combat sports piracy

QuickMark watermarking to combat sports piracy

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA has launched NexGuard QuickMark, a subscriber-level watermarking solution to fight piracy of premium live sports on open devices. While premium live sports…