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STELA Act to expire

STELA Act to expire

The controversial US Satellite Television Extension & Localism Act (STELA) will come to an end on December 31st. Two new Bills will replace it: The Television Viewer Protection Act (TVPA)…

Survey: 63% of Indonesians streaming pirates

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Indonesian consumers, revealed that nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of online Indonesian consumers have accessed streaming piracy websites or torrent…

CMA updates on digital giants’ ad domination

CMA updates on digital giants’ ad domination

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority – has published an update in its examination of online platforms and digital advertising, uncovering new…

EU lawyer: ‘Mediaset share-block illegal’

EU lawyer: ‘Mediaset share-block illegal’

European Union Court of Justice Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona has proposed that the Court declare that the Italian legislation preventing Vivendi from acquiring 28 per cent of the share capital…

Ergen in Court over wireless merger plan

Ergen in Court over wireless merger plan

Charlie Ergen made an appearance in a Manhattan Federal Court on December 18th and faced tough questioning in regard to his plans to launch a US-wide wireless service provider. California’s…

Senator: “C-Band bill dead as fried chicken”

The hope that the C-Band Alliance might get Congressional support for its 5G/C-band plan failed when US legislators disagreed and determined there was no longer time to further discuss the…

Celebrity Big Brother tops decade’s TV complaints

Celebrity Big Brother tops decade’s TV complaints

A 2018 episode of Celebrity Big Brother was the most complained-about TV show of the decade, new figures from broadcast watchdog Ofcom reveal. As the 2010s draw to a close,…

Morgan retains DCMS brief

Morgan retains DCMS brief

In a surprise move, Nicky Morgan is to continue as the UK’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport despite having stood down as an MP prior to…

UK may decriminalise BBC licence non-payment

The UK government is considering whether failure to pay the TV licence fee should cease to be a criminal offence, Treasury minister Rishi Sunak has confirmed. Sunak revealed that Prime…

Guilty pleas in major US streaming case

Guilty pleas in major US streaming case

A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, has pleaded guilty to multiple criminal copyright and money laundering charges related to his running of iStreamItAll, one of the biggest illegal television show…

ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

Filipino media and entertainment group ABS-CBN has filed a $4 million (€3.59m) lawsuit against a Texas resident and a streaming service for allegedly pirating its content through illegal set-top boxes.…

FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

FCC: C-Band auction in “latter 2020”

There wasn’t much ‘white smoke’ from the FCC’s chairman Ajit Pai in his statement on December 10th as regards to the upcoming C-Band auction. But the Senate Commerce Committee met…

Discovery pulls out of OSN

Discovery pulls out of OSN

Discovery has pulled all of its channels from Dubai-based pay-platform OSN “with immediate effect”. A statement from Discovery said: “Discovery regrets to advise that despite negotiating in good faith for…

PM “looking at” aborting TV licence

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has raised the possibility of scrapping the TV licence fee by admitting he is “certainly looking at” the issue. Ahead of the December 12th general…

OneWeb slams SpaceX over standards

OneWeb and SpaceX are the two most advanced ‘mega-constellations’ in terms of planning – and launching – broadband satellites. OneWeb’s initial ambitions are modest, at 600 or so satellites. SpaceX…