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Portuguese regulator orders Meo to reduce DTT prices

Altice Portugal’s Meo unit will have to reduce the prices it charges to national broadcasters RTP, SIC and TVI for the distribution of their channels on the DTT network. This…

MPs: Changing behaviour ‘significant risk’ to BBC commercial performance

MPs: Changing behaviour ‘significant risk’ to BBC commercial performance

A report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the UK House of Commons on the BBC’s commercial activities has concluded that the BBC must strike a balance between serving…

UK youngsters boost legal content consumption

UK youngsters boost legal content consumption

Figures published by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) show that UK consumers are more willing to pay for online content through subscription services. While overall levels of piracy remain…

TRAI’s new rules for Indian broadcasters

TRAI’s new rules for Indian broadcasters

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) has brought into play its new rules and regulations, which are effective as of July 3rd. In essence the new suite of rules cover tariffs,…

Portugal: DTT spectrum changes from 2019

The introduction of 5G in Portugal will lead to changes in the frequency spectrum now used for DTT broadcasts, starting from the fourth quarter of 2019. This follows the presentation…

French online piracy: €1.18bn hit

French online piracy: €1.18bn hit

Consultancy firm EY has published the second edition of its study on online content piracy in France (Piratage en France), which aims to assess the shortfall related to the illegal…

South Africa wants open pay-TV

South Africa wants open pay-TV

South Africa’s media regulator Icasa says that despite objections from dominant incumbent pay-TV operator MultiChoice, it will open up the pay-TV market in the country. Icasa held hearings during May…

LBCI wins another arbitration against Al-Waleed

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has lost another arbitration award brought by Lebanon’s LBC International, and its chairman Pierre el Daher. Beirut-based LBCI has been the subject of multiple owners over…

Spain will compensate DTT migration

The DTT migration to release the 700 MHz band for 5G services in Spain will be completed by March 2020, some 3 months before the EU deadline of June 30th.…

Irdeto: Brazil matches ‘most-pirated’

Digital platform security specialist Irdeto has detected 5,088 unique illegal streams redistributing games over the Internet during the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. The bookies’ favourites, Brazil won…