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MPs continue Draft Media Bill scrutiny

Members of the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee are to question representatives of regulator Ofcom and advocacy group the Voice of the Listener and Viewer as well as DCMS Minister Sir John Whittingdale in its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Media Bill. This is the Committee’s fourth and final session on the Bill. […]

July 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Fresh GB News, Talk TV probes

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom is opening two new broadcast standards investigations. The first will look at whether an episode of State of the Nation on GB News which aired on May 9th, complied with its rules. Ofcom received 40 complaints about this programme, presented by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, which covered a breaking news story about […]

July 3, 2023By Colin Mann

FCC proposes Next Gen TV rule changes

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has introduced a Report and Order in the Next Generation Broadcast Television (ATSC 3.0 or Next Gen TV) docket, making changes to its Next Gen TV rules designed to preserve over-the-air (OTA) television viewers’ access to the widest possible range of programming while also supporting television broadcasters’ transition to […]

June 26, 2023By Colin Mann

DoubleVerify extends authentication to Meta Reels

Digital media measurement, data and analytics software platform DoubleVerify is expanding its quality solutions with Meta to enable media measurement and help maximise advertiser performance on Facebook and Instagram Reels. This release will leverage DV’s technology to help advertisers on Meta Reels ensure their video ads are viewable, by a human being and are safe […]

June 22, 2023

Zoom joins the Alliance for Open Media

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), which aims to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery, has confirmed that communications technology company Zoom Video Communications has joined the Alliance as a Promoter Member. As a member of AOMedia, Zoom will collaborate with other leading Internet and media technology companies, to advance open […]

June 22, 2023

TIP, CableLabs set standard for future Wi-Fi

CableLabs, the R&D lab for the cable industry, and Telecom Infra Project (TIP) OpenWiFi, the open source-based Wi-Fi architecture that enables part multi-vendor, managed Wi-Fi networks, have announced the successful validation of new interoperable hardware and software, version 2.9, and the commissioning of a refreshed OpenWiFi Community Lab to serve as a testing ground and […]

June 22, 2023

Industry majors develop TV ad tech standards

Industry consortium IAB Tech Lab has formed an Advanced TV Commit Group which will lead the development of technology frameworks, technical standards, and market strategy to make every TV environment addressable. The Group aims to drive interoperability and standardisation across the entire TV ecosystem. Inaugural members include: Extreme Reach Paramount EW Scripps NBCUniversal GroupM VAB […]

June 9, 2023

Germany: DVB-I Pilot phase 1 success

The DVB-I Pilot Germany – an initiative consisting of 21 stakeholders from the media industry, including broadcasters, device manufacturers, software providers and research institutions – has announced the successful completion of Phase 1. From September 2022 to March 2023, a proof-of-concept was realised to develop a common view on the technical features of the DVB-I […]

May 22, 2023

Ofcom: GB News in 2nd broadcasting rules breach

An investigation by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has found the Mark Steyn programme, which first aired on GB News on October 4th 2022, in breach of its broadcasting rules. The programme included an interview between presenter, Mark Steyn, and a guest, Dr Naomi Wolf. During the interview, Naomi Wolf made serious claims about the Covid-19 […]

May 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Colorlight, Media Links join AIMS

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced its newest members: Colorlight, a specialist in video and image processing; and Media Links, an expert in media-over-IP transport technology. Both companies formally joined AIMS during the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas. “We couldn’t be more excited to name Colorlight and Media Links as the […]

May 3, 2023