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T-Mobile/Sprint merger: Dish Network role

T-Mobile/Sprint merger: Dish Network role

Charlie Ergen’s DTH pay-TV Dish Network definitely has a role in the success of the T-Mobile/Sprint giant merger. Dish will pay in $5 billion for certain wireless assets, including Boost…

UK government’s Huawei decision delayed

A decision on whether Chinese firm Huawei should be excluded from the rollout of 5G mobile phone networks in the UK has been postponed. Culture secretary Jeremy Wright said the…

CBA offers revenue share cash to US treasury

July 19th saw a flurry of filings to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from various interested parties to the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) pitch for a restructuring of 180 MHz of…

Netflix contract agreement with SAG-AFTRA

Netflix contract agreement with SAG-AFTRA

Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and Netflix have agreed to an industry-transformative contract covering dramatic live-action productions. The deal between the union and…

Vimeo to pay €5m in damages to Mediaset

Vimeo has been ordered to compensate Mediaset with almost €5 million for 498 copyrighted videos uploaded to its site without authorisation. A Rome Court issued the ruling, condemning the online…

Spain: DTT new frequencies July 24 start

The first DTT switch-on for the new frequencies will start on July 24th in Baleares Islands and Cáceres in the western part of Spain. The General Director of Telecommunications, Roberto…

FCC gets blunt messages from CBA

FCC gets blunt messages from CBA

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received a 28-page filing on July 18th from the C-Band Association (CBA) in regard to the Association’s re-working of C-band frequencies over the US to…

EC OKs Liberty Global/Vodafone deal

The European Commission has given its final approval of the sale of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic to Vodafone Group. The transaction, announced May…

Dailymotion to pay €5.5m in damages to Mediaset

Dailymotion has been ordered to pay out over €5.5 million to Italian broadcaster Mediaset as compensation for 995 copyrighted videos uploaded to its site since 2006 without authorisation. A Rome…

Deutsche Telekom loses StreamOn appeal

Deutsche Telekom has lost its legal battle over its zero-rated mobile video offering, StreamOn, following a court ruling that the service violates EU rules on roaming and net neutrality. An…

Premier League wins Irish ISP blocking order

Premier League wins Irish ISP blocking order

With the 2019/20 English Premier League set to kick off in the coming weeks, a court order means that Irish people will find it much harder to locate illegal TV…

RWB accuses Pakistan of “Brazen media censorship”

Pakistan has not been high on the world’s list of countries free of media censorship. It is currently Number 142 out of 180 of Reports Without Borders (RWB) World Press…

ITU rules causing problems for Indonesia

ITU rules causing problems for Indonesia

Indonesia holds certain orbital rights to the 113 degrees East slot, but it must occupy the position with a working satellite by August 2019. The International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) rules…

Qatar welcomes WTO challenge to ‘Saudi piracy’

Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the significant progress in Qatar’s dispute settlement proceedings against Saudi Arabia in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but warns that firm action…

Study: EPL £1m sponsorship piracy hit

Study: EPL £1m sponsorship piracy hit

A study has found that worldwide illegal streaming of the English Premier League (EPL) delivers £1 million (€0.89m) in uncaptured sponsorship media value per match. The study – produced by…