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European Parliament OKs audiovisual media rules

A plenary session  of the European Parliament has approved the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). Part of the Digital Single Market strategy, the new rules pave the way for…

Canada: Watchdog denies pirate site block plan

Canada: Watchdog denies pirate site block plan

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has denied an application from FairPlay Canada – a coalition of Canadian artists, content creators, unions, guilds, producers, performers, broadcasters, distributors, and exhibitors…

beIN seeks $1bn ‘piracy’ compensation

beIN seeks $1bn ‘piracy’ compensation

Global sports and entertainment media group, beIN Corporation (beIN), has launched an international investment arbitration against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for damages totalling more than $1 billion (€0.87bn), claiming…

FCC’s Pai backs 5G

FCC’s Pai backs 5G

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has suggested that US leadership in 5G technology is a national imperative for economic growth and competitiveness, outlining measures the agency is taking to make sure…

Portuguese DTT tender criticised

The tender for two new DTT channels in Portugal has received criticism from both public and private broadcasters. The CEO of Grupo Impresa, owner of national commercial channel SIC, Francisco…

Satellite majors form US consortium

Satellite majors form US consortium

Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have created the C-band Alliance (CBA), a formal consortium to work to clear the USA’s mid-band satellite spectrum for use by the nation’s 5G operators.…

SA: Investigation into SABC/Multichoice deal

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has set aside a 2017 Competition Appeal Court ruling and said the Competition Commission is entitled to perform an investigation into a channel licensing agreement between…

EasyJet founder sues Netflix

Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of budget airline EasyJet, has launched legal action against streaming giant Netflix, claiming it has breached trademark law with its series Easy. The comedy series, which…

KPN, VodafoneZiggo nets opened up to competition

KPN, VodafoneZiggo nets opened up to competition

Dominant Dutch telco KPN and multiplay operator VodafoneZiggo must both open up their fixed network to other providers. This is what the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) – the Netherlands…

Internet Society, Facebook boost for Africa Internet connectivity

Internet Society, Facebook boost for Africa Internet connectivity

The Internet Society, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.…