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Disney drops junk food ads for kids (by 2015)

Disney drops junk food ads for kids (by 2015)

Disney is establishing new nutrition guidelines for ads in its kid-targeted channels Disney Chairman Robert Iger told First Lady Michelle Obama at the Newseum in Washington. Under the guidelines, “all…

Brazil insists on TV quotas

Brazil insists on TV quotas

Brazil’s recently enacted Pay-TV rules have to be implemented, according to the Fórum Brasil de Televisão 2012, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The rules include programming quotas. Carla Ponte, head…

Australian anti-piracy talks back on

Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department has succeeded in resurrecting industry negotiations for tackling online piracy which had been stalled for nearly four months since the most recent meeting in February 2012. Industry…

Tropfest’s Polson: ‘Better anti-piracy awareness needed’

John Polson, the Australian actor, director and founder of Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, has lent his support to anti-piracy campaigning, suggesting that few Australians would illegally download…

Hunt survives, but what’s the point?

Jeremy Hunt, the beleaguered Culture Secretary, is hanging on after his day-long appearance before Leveson. There have been many descriptions of Hunt, none flattering, as he seeks to dig himself…

AFACT Chief: ‘Piracy inevitable’

AFACT Chief: ‘Piracy inevitable’

The head of Australia’s anti-copyright theft body has suggested that piracy is inevitable and needs to be addressed by changes in legislation. Speaking at a University of Melbourne seminar, Neil…

Lawsuits seek end to Aereo

Law suits seek end to Aero Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC and other US networks are in court this week to try to stop Aereo, the start-up that takes live TV…

Kroes reveals neutrality consultations

Kroes reveals neutrality consultations

EU Commission VP Neelie Kroes has revealed plans to create new recommendations on net neutrality for ISPs. Kroes said she still wants to provide consumers with more transparency and choice…

EU probes Chinese subsidies to Huawei and ZTE

Telco equipment giants Huawei and ZTE could be facing a European Union investigation into whether the firms have benefited from subsidies by the Chinese government. Huawei and ZTE have been…

PM defends BSkyB bid handling

David Cameron has defended Jeremy Hunt’s handling of Rupert Murdoch’s bid for BSkyB in the light of new evidence showing that Hunt was privately pushing for the takeover to be…