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Independent Sky News Editorial Board established

Independent Sky News Editorial Board established

Sky has entered into legally binding commitments with Comcast Corporation that guarantee the continued operation and long term funding of an editorially-independent Sky News. These commitments extend the Post Offer…

Ofcom proposes broadband universal service providers

Ofcom has proposed to designate BT and KCOM as the UK’s broadband universal service providers. It is also consulting on the obligations that should apply to them in delivering the…

COBA: ‘Parliament must avoid Brexit cliff edge’

COBA: ‘Parliament must avoid Brexit cliff edge’

Crashing out of the EU will create huge disruption for the UK’s international broadcasting sector, its workforce, and its suppliers, the Commercial Broadcasters Association, the industry body for multichannel broadcasters…

Cultivating the creative: how Governments can effectively support TV, film and beyond

Cultivating the creative: how Governments can effectively support TV, film and beyond

The international film and television landscape has grown rapidly in recent years, helped in no small part by the growing support of global governments, writes Zoe Guilford The creative industries…

Roscosmos embroiled in “systematic violations”

Russian news agency TASS is reporting that Roscosmos, the country’s space agency, is involved in alleged “systematic legal violations”, and with 16 criminal cases now under way. Alexander Kurennoy, from…

UK creative industries break £100bn barrier

The UK’s creative industries made a record contribution to the economy in 2017, smashing through the £100 billion (€112.74bn) mark, according to figures published by the Department for Digital, Media,…

Australia: Tougher laws to fight online piracy

Stronger laws to crack down on online pirates will commence shortly after the Australian Government’s Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 passed the Parliament. The Bill strengthens the capacity of…

Arabic channel “suspended” by Nilesat

MENA viewers have reportedly lost access to an Arabic news channel over alleged violations of rules covering sectarian transmissions. A Yemeni opposition channel, Al Masirah, has been dropped. Yemeni Information…

Ofcom wants combined VoD from UK PSBs

Ofcom wants combined VoD from UK PSBs

Sharon White, CEO of UK media regulator Ofcom, is speaking at a London conference today (November 28th), using her keynote speech on ‘How British TV can be Stronger Together’ to…

Meo forced to reduce DTT distribution prices

Portuguese broadcasters will now pay less for the distribution of their TV channels via the national DTT network, following a ruling by the National Communications Authority (Anacom). The regulating body…