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DCMS admits no DEA until 2014

DCMS admits no DEA until 2014

The UK Digital Economy Act, has again been delayed until at least 2014, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has admitted. The Act was rushed through at the end…

EC probes Spain’s DTT financial aid

The European Commission has launched an investigation into the Spanish DTT migration plan over a possible violation of the European rules by granting financial aid to broadcasters to simultaneously maintain…

US Senate reviews OTT video

The US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is holding a full committee hearing April 24 on ‘The Emergence of Online Video: Is It The Future?’.  The hearing will…

Diller: OTT must be regulated as broadcasters

IAC Chairman Barry Diller has told the Senate that he thought the same rules and obligations that apply to traditional broadcasters should be applied to online video services, though he…

“Hands off” TV advertising, say India’s broadcasters

India’s media regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has been robustly told that it does not have a mandate to regulate TV advertising. The responses have come as…

Ofcom: Breaking Sky’s movie dominance correct decision

Ofcom has recommended that the UK’s Competition Commission maintain its original stance, which provisionally found that Sky’s control over pay-TV movie rights in was restricting competition between pay-TV providers, leading…

Spain to privatise regional TV

Spain to privatise regional TV

In an attempt to tackle the public deficit, the Spanish government has passed a bill to allow Regional Administrations to sell or privatise their Regional public broadcasters. Regions will be…

E! Entertainment rapped for ‘Playboy’ shows

E! Entertainment rapped for ‘Playboy’ shows

E! Entertainment TV can expect to have its broadcasting knuckles rapped for showing racy scenes from Girls of the Playboy Mansion when children might have been watching. Ofcom, the UK’s…

Arabic TV channel faces Ofcom sanctions

Al Mustakillah is a UK-licensed Arabic-language satellite channel beaming its signals to North Africa and the Middle East. UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom says it is considering applying statutory sanctions on…

Hollywood loses final appeal in Oz piracy case

Hollywood loses final appeal in Oz piracy case

The Australian High Court has dealt a damaging blow to the film industry with the dismissal of a copyright infringement appeal case against Internet Service Provider (ISP) iiNet in a…