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EC clears Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Sky

EC clears Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Sky

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Sky by Comcast, concluding that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in Europe. Comcast…

BBC distribution policy reviewed

The BBC has published its new distribution policy following the conclusion of a four month consultation process on a draft policy. The BBC is required by its Royal Charter and…

Ofcom: ‘Openreach separation broadly satisfactory’

Ofcom: ‘Openreach separation broadly satisfactory’

UK communications regulator Ofcom has published its first progress report on the legal separation of Openreach from its parent company BT. BT agreed in March 2017 to Ofcom’s requirements to…

Comcast makes $65bn Fox bid

Comcast makes $65bn Fox bid

Seemingly emboldened by the US Court decision that rejected the Justice Department’s objection to the AT&T/Comcast merger, Comcast has made what it says is a superior all-cash proposal to acquire…

AT&T takeover of Time Warner cleared

AT&T takeover of Time Warner cleared

A US District Court judge has cleared the merger of US telco giant AT&T and entertainment conglomerate Time Warner, in a what will be deemed as a significant blow to…

SiriusXM pays $150m to avoid lawsuits

Pay-radio operator SiriusXM says it is paying $150 million (€127m) to settle all outstanding claims over unpaid music royalties. The payment will see all litigation, and in particular an action…

COBA: Changing “linear” prominence risks harming kids TV

COBA: Changing “linear” prominence risks harming kids TV

In response to calls by the BBC and Channel 4 for greater prominence for their digital services, the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) has warned that any future intervention should not…

FCC releases high-band spectrum for 5G

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken steps to make additional high-band spectrum available for advanced wireless services, describing the actions as “building blocks of the nation’s 5G future”…

Europe gives regulatory push to fibre investments

The co-legislators gathered today (June 6th) in presence of the European Commission reached an agreement on the European Electronic Communications Code, the piece of legislation aimed at revising the existing…

India: MIB threatens 92 MSOs with closure

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) rarely carries out threats but it is indicative of how fed up it is with the 92 – quite significant – multi-system cable…