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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…

Freeview: TV viewers shouldn’t foot 4G bill

Freeview: TV viewers shouldn’t foot 4G bill

Freeview, the UK’s free-to-air digital TV platform, has suggested that mobile operators should bear the cost of protecting viewers’ TV services. Noting that 2.3 million households are at risk of…

GE alleges iTunes patent breaches

GE alleges iTunes patent breaches

A General Electric-owned company is preparing a courtroom battle with Apple claiming the iTunes platform violated its patent rights. SightSound Technologies, which is 50 per cent owned by GE, is…

Sky ‘no longer dominant in movies’

Sky ‘no longer dominant in movies’

In its revised provisional findings published as part of the Movies on Pay TV investigation, the UK’s Competition Commission (CC) has ruled that Sky Movies no longer provides Sky with…

Aereo wins partial court victory

Aereo, Barry Diller’s startup that takes live TV broadcasts and sends them to mobile devices in New York for a monthly fee, has won a partial victory in court over…

Hunt faces donation probe

Jeremy Hunt, the UK culture secretary, is to be investigated by the parliamentary standards commissioner on claims he failed to register donations from media companies while in opposition. John Lyon,…

MEP: UK economy needs anti-piracy protection

MEP: UK economy needs anti-piracy protection

A member of the European Parliament responsible for the preparation of the body’s report on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has warned that the UK economy needs to find another…

Comms green paper hits delay

The ongoing saga of inquiries into phone hacking and media ethics is likely to see the planned publication of a communications green paper put back until after Jeremy Hunt, the…

NZ: “TVNZ, Sky JV OK”

The Commerce Commission has completed its investigation into the joint venture between Television New Zealand Limited (TVNZ) and Sky Network Television Limited (Sky) finding the pay TV market will not…