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EBU warns WRC on spectrum policy

EBU warns WRC on spectrum policy

European Broadcasting Union (EBU) members have warned that the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme’s (RSPP) balanced approach in spectrum management might be put at risk at this year’s World Radio Conference…

Kenya regulator probes DStv’s “dominance”

Multichoice’s DStv is by any measure the largest supplier of premium sports, movies and TV content over Africa. Now Kenya’s competition regulator is to investigate DStv’s market dominance following on…

Netflix pays $9m to settle privacy action

Netflix pays $9m to settle privacy action

Netflix has paid $9 million dollars to settle a privacy-related legal action, a financial filing has revealed. The company, which made no admission of wrongdoing, said the settlement related to…

Copyright body recommends ‘Priority Watch List’ countries

US copyright-based industries private sector coalition the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has submitted recommendations to the US Trade Representative (USTR) in its annual ‘Special 301’ review. The IIPA report…

KT to limit ‘freeloading’ TV apps

KT to limit ‘freeloading’ TV apps

KT, South Korea’s biggest Internet provider is to limit access to certain TV applications that slow down overall network speed in a move that may cause a clash with major…

Samsung tablet back in Germany

Samsung tablet back in Germany

Samsung’s reworked tablet PC is not a copycat version of the iPad, a German court said. Samsung changed the design of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the German market —…

Syria jamming news channels

Syria is continuing to jam the satellite signals of broadcasters such as Al Jazeera. Osama Saeed, a spokesman for the Al Jazeera news channel in Doha, Qatar, said the disruption…

Groups seek Congress anti-piracy postponement

Opponents of the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act in the Senate are asking  Congress to delay efforts to forge new anti-piracy legislation. In a letter…

Issa unveils crowd-sourced sections of OPEN Act

Darrell Issa, Chairman of the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has unveiled the crowd-sourced sections of the Online Protection & Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act at…

Poland freezes anti-piracy pact ratification

Poland has put on hold plans to ratify a controversial international online anti-piracy accord after widespread off-and-online protests in the country. “I consider that the arguments for a halt to…

High Court draw for Premier League

High Court draw for Premier League

The English Premier League and the importers of foreign STBs and cards are both claiming victory after the latest High Court ruling. After a High Court hearing this week, the…

Vivendi class action falls

A Class Action lawsuit from Vivendi investors who bought into the company when it was being run by Jean-Marie Messier some 10 years ago, has been largely dismissed. The action,…

(Student) Senate approves SOPA resolution

Although the two leading anti-piracy bills currently in the US legislature have had their progress halted, support for the measures has come from one element of the student community. After…

Deutsche Telekom opposes Kabel BW approval

Deutsche Telekom opposes Kabel BW approval

Deutsche Telekom and NetCologne have challenged the German antitrust authority’s approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Kabel Baden-Wuerttemberg, Boersen-Zeitung has reported. Concessions accepted by the watchdog don’t guarantee market competition…

BBC privacy charter for web data

BBC privacy charter for web data

The BBC is creating a charter for the use of data on the web. The charter is due to be unveiled within a couple of months and will allow viewers…

PSBs may get better EPG slots

PSBs may get better EPG slots

The UK government’s forthcoming communications green paper (draft law) will suggest broadcasters who commit to showing more public service programmes such as news and children’s programmes could be rewarded with…