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Antrix vs Devas legal case rages on

India’s Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has already brought criminal actions against a number of former ISRO/Antrix staff in connection with alleged corruption between ISRO and Antrix. Antrix was the…

Ofcom OKs iPlayer changes

Ofcom OKs iPlayer changes

Ofcom has confirmed that the BBC can go ahead with planned changes to BBC iPlayer, subject to certain conditions and guidance. The BBC intends to change BBC iPlayer from a…

US networks sue Locast streaming service

US networks sue Locast streaming service

The owners of the major US broadcast networks have jointly filed a lawsuit against Locast, a startup streaming service that offers broadcast TV available for free. CBS, Disney, Fox and…

Football bodies call out beoutQ piracy

Football bodies call out beoutQ piracy

Football governing bodies and national associations FIFA, UEFA, the AFC, the Bundesliga, La Liga, the Premier League and Lega Serie A have issued a joint statement calling to an end…

US bill could ban ‘addictive’ social media practices

A new US bill has proposed a ban on autoplaying videos on YouTube, Facebook’s infinite newsfeed and Snapchat’s Snapstreak badges. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (Smart) Act takes aim…

Vodafone loses football case against Movistar

Vodafone loses football case against Movistar

Spanish regulator CNMC has dismissed Vodafone Spain’s complaints over Movistar’s football promotions last summer. and put an immediate end to the proceedings. Vodafone had filed two complaints accusing Movistar of…

GSMA: Growth threatened in airwaves battle

GSMA: Growth threatened in airwaves battle

An economic report by trade body the GSMA – which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide – reveals that releasing 5G mmWave capacity will create $565 billion of economic…

UK TV ‘must protect public participants’

British TV will be explicitly required to protect the “welfare, wellbeing and dignity” of individuals who take part in their programmes, under proposals from Ofcom. Ofcom, said it was proposing…

Creatives welcome LatAm piracy conviction

Creatives welcome LatAm piracy conviction

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy – has welcomed the sentencing of two operators…

Warman appointed UK Digital Minister

Warman appointed UK Digital Minister

Matt Warman MP has been appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in one of the final elements of new PM…

Ofcom fines RT £200,000

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has fined the news channel RT £200,000 (€223,000) for serious failures to comply with its broadcasting rules – and required the channel to broadcast a summary…

Adams takes DCMS brief

Adams takes DCMS brief

Nigel Adams MP has been named Minister of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues his ministerial appointments. The post…

Charity warns over-75s TV licence plan will be a “car crash”

Charity warns over-75s TV licence plan will be a “car crash”

More than a million pensioners will struggle to pay their TV licence once the concession is scrapped next year, the Age UK charity has warned. The BBC will no longer…

Morgan new DCMS Secretary

Morgan new DCMS Secretary

Nicky Morgan MP has returned to government as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s first Cabinet. She previously served as Secretary…

Justice Department reviewing practices of online platforms

The US Department of Justice has announced that the Department’s Antitrust Division is reviewing whether and how market-leading online platforms have achieved market power and are engaging in practices that…