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BBC consults on distribution policy

BBC consults on distribution policy

The BBC has launched a public consultation on its new distribution policy. The BBC is required by its Royal Charter and Framework Agreement to develop a strategy and policy for…

Murdoch renews pledge of 5 years for Sky News

Murdoch renews pledge of 5 years for Sky News

Rupert Murdoch has pledged to guarantee funding Sky News for up to five years, as 21st Century Fox seeks clearance for its £11.7 billion (€13.2bn) takeover of Sky. He also…

£18,000 fine for eBay Kodi seller

A supplier of illicit streaming devices that are pre-loaded to enable the viewing of pirate broadcasts of Premier League football has had to pay thousands of pounds, and cease all…

Mediaset, Atresmedia advertising price fixing probe

The Spanish regulator CNMC has opened an investigation into Mediaset and Atresmedia over an alleged deal between them to agree on TV ad prices thereby distorting the TV ad market…

EC clears Discovery Scripps acquisition

Discovery Communications has confirmed that the European Commission (EC) has cleared Discovery’s proposed $14.6 billion (€12.4bn) acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, subject to conditions. This regulatory milestone is an important…

Film industry support for Safer Internet Day

Pro-copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, in partnership with film education charity Into Film, has launched Staying Safe Online – Meet the Malwares, a short animation and…

Europe ends shopping geo-blocking

Europe ends shopping geo-blocking

Buyers will be able to shop online in the EU without being blocked or automatically re-routed following a vote in the European Parliament, although digital copyrighted content, such as e-books,…

Kenya TV ban stays in place

Despite judicial rulings saying that a ban on independent TV broadcasters in Kenya must be lifted, the prohibitions on three stations are staying in place. The unprecedented shutdown started on…

beIN Media “categorically” rejects Egypt’s “fine”

In response to the Egyptian Cairo Economic Court’s judgement, beIN Media Group says it categorically rejects – and is shocked and appalled by – the decision, which is says sends…

Openreach launches ‘fibre first’ programme

Openreach, the infrastructure subsidiary of BT, has launched a ‘fibre first programme’ – which it says starts a potentially huge upgrade of critical UK infrastructure. ‘Potentially’ as it seems to…