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Ofcom: GB News breached due impartiality rules

An investigation by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has concluded that an episode of Saturday Morning with Esther and Phil, which aired on GB News on March 11th 2023, breached due impartiality rules. Saturday Morning with Esther and Phil is a weekly two-hour discussion programme presented by Esther McVey and Philip Davies, two sitting Conservative Party […]

September 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy: Vestel first Smart TV compatible with DVB-I

Vestel will make available in Italy the first Smart TV compatible with the new pan European DVB-I standard allowing Italian broadcasters to test on the market their new Smart TV offering. The Italian Market Trial of this new transmission technology will allow Vestel customers to experience the reception of linear TV channels both directly from […]

September 15, 2023

LG to enable cross-brand appliance connectivity

LG Electronics (LG) is set to present its first commercial implementation of the Home Connectivity Alliance’s HCA Specification 1.0, enabling cross-brand appliance connectivity through the LG ThinQ smart home platform. By the end of this year, consumers will be able to control appliances from other brands, such as Samsung and Vestel with the ThinQ app, […]

August 29, 2023

Minnesota embraces ATSC-3

The new era in broadcasting is steadily rolling across the US. The latest market to embrace ATSC-3 is Minnesota and the twin cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. The addition of Minnesota means that 70 US markets have now added ATSC-3 signals to their schedules. Five local TV stations are now transmitting in the new ‘next-generation’ broadcasting […]

August 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ofcom: 4 new GB News impartiality probes

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has opened four further investigations into GB News’s compliance with its due impartiality rules. The first investigation concerns an episode of Friday Morning with Esther and Phil, which aired on May 12th. During the programme, there was discussion about a range of issues including relating to a teenager who was being […]

August 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Italy’s RAI to switch to DVB-T2 by Jan 2024

Italy’s public broadcaster RAI will have to switch to DVB-T2 for one of its national multiplexes by January 10th 2024, according to Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Senator Adolfo Urso. He added that the other RAI multiplexes must switch to DVB-T2 according to a roadmap that will be launched by the Ministry of […]

August 7, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

La Liga calls for enhanced AV content

Representatives of clubs in Spain’s premier football league La Liga have approved the requirement for an additional parameter to be included in the ‘audience recognition’ criteria – that is to say knowledge and awareness of a club among audiences – allowing for a more equitable and fairer distribution of resources generated by the commercialisation of […]

August 7, 2023By Colin Mann

5G Americas updates 5G NTN advice

Satellites can enhance 5G networks by solving coverage and challenging use cases beyond ground-based infrastructure, according to trade body 5G Americas, which has released its Update on 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks, covering  current developments in the growth of partnerships and technologies relating to non-terrestrial network integration with 5G networks, building on a previous whitepaper on this […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC sets out non-editorial complaints process review terms

The BBC has published the Terms of Reference for the review of the BBC’s policies and processes regarding non-editorial complaints. This follows the recent case regarding a complaint about the behaviour of a BBC presenter. The review will be led by BBC Group Chief Operating Officer Leigh Tavaziva. The work will be undertaken by Deloitte, […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadband bodies co-operate on future capabilities

Trade bodies the Broadband Forum and the Fiber Broadband Association have signed an agreement in principle to advance the industry forward with future-proof, high-capacity, low latency fibre broadband capabilities that will enable the Metaverse and beyond. With a common focus on developing and educating the broadband industry on best practices, the agreement will combine the […]

July 19, 2023By Colin Mann