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PM refuses to deny discussing BSkyB bid with News International

PM refuses to deny discussing BSkyB bid with News International

Following the appearance before parliamentary committees of senior police officers and News Corporation staff, it was the turn of Prime Minister David Cameron to come under the scrutiny of the…

Belgian MSOs challenge cable regulations

Belgian MSOs challenge cable regulations

Belgian cable operators Telenet and are to appeal the decision by regulator group CRC to regulate the country’s broadcast market. The CRC, which includes regulators the VRM, BIPT, CSA and…

Rovi loses Ziggo patent case

Rovi loses Ziggo patent case

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has emerged victorious from its lawsuit against Rovi according to the IE Forum – a platform for lawyers in intellectual property protection. Rovi had accused Ziggo…

DCMS consults on local TV

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a consultation on its plans to introduce local TV services. The framework document outlines the steps the government intends to take…

Egypt bans Libyan channels

An Egyptian Court has formally ordered satellite operator Nilesat to remove 14 Libyan state-backed channels from transmission. MENA, Egypt’s official news agency, reports that the orders came from Cairo’s Administrative…

Minister: ISPs are obstructive. Virgin: this isn’t the only way

Minister: ISPs are obstructive. Virgin: this isn’t the only way

Ed Vaizey, the UK Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, has criticised the continued legal action by ISPs BT and TalkTalk in respect of implementing aspects of the…

Samsung seeks ban on Apple products in US

Samsung Electronics has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking to ban the sale of key Apple products in the US. Samsung wants to stop iPhone,…

Local TV Alliance urges Action Plan rethink

A number of leading advocates of local TV in the UK have formed the Local TV Alliance and have written to the Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt reiterating their support…

MPA CEO backs European anti-piracy efforts

MPA CEO backs European anti-piracy efforts

Motion Picture Association (MPA) Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd used his keynote speech at the CineEurope event in Amsterdam to remind exhibitors about the strong ties that bind motion…

Lords: Ofcom should handle BBC complaints

UK media regulator Ofcom, rather than the BBC, should have the final say over complaints about impartiality and accuracy in the corporation’s programmes, according to a House of Lords committee…