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Mohi Kamel released from Saudi ‘detention’

The son of Saudi Arabian billionaire Sheikh Salah Kamel, who owns the Arab Radio & Television (ART) broadcasting empire, Mohi Saleh Kamel, was released from detention at the Riyadh Ritz…

£60m boost for UK kids’ TV  

£60m boost for UK kids’ TV   

A new multi-million-pound fund to help increase the range of children’s television in the UK has been announced by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. The £60 million (€67.5m) fund will be…

UEFA granted illicit streaming injunction

UEFA granted illicit streaming injunction

UEFA, the governing body of European football, has been granted a UK High Court injunction aimed at tackling illicit streaming of matches. Mr Justice Arnold made an order against the…

US coalition aims to eliminate digital divide

US coalition aims to eliminate digital divide

Rallying around a plan to eliminate the digital divide by 2022, a diverse group of community leaders, rural advocates and top innovators have launched of Connect Americans Now. The new…

Jail terms for Hong Kong pirates

Jail terms for Hong Kong pirates

Three offenders involved in a Hong Kong piracy syndicate which circumvented pay-TV channels have been sentenced to imprisonment ranging from 21 to 27 months. The case stemmed from action in…

UK targets better rail onboard connectivity

The UK Government has revealed an ambitious plan that could see train passengers benefit from a dramatic improvement in onboard mobile and Wi-Fi connections. The rapid growth of mobile data…

SES welcomes ECJ ruling on Spanish DTT

SES welcomes ECJ ruling on Spanish DTT

SES has welcomed victory in five out of six appeals at the European Union’s Court of Justice which examined earlier verdicts and judgements which favoured the Kingdom of Spain, two…

2018: Shop till you drop. And roll out the red tape

Predictions for 2018: A fool’s errand, so here goes. Everyone says that ‘the people’ have lost faith in their politicians. Who can blame them given the shower we currently have?…

South Africa ASO now June 2019

South Africa ASO now June 2019

The African National Congress (ANC) conference has given government until June 2019 to complete the migration from analogue to digital broadcast technology. The initial deadline, as determined by the International…

RealD hits German duo with 3D patent writs

Visual technology and 3D specialist RealD has filed complaints in Germany’s District Court (Landgericht) in Düsseldorf, alleging that Volfoni SAS, Volfoni GmbH and CinemaNext Deutschland have infringed three of RealD’s…