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UEFA welcomes Kenya site-blocking

Pay-TV operator MultiChoice Kenya, with support from European football’s governing body UEFA, has obtained a ruling from the Kenya High Court that orders a series of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country to permanently block access to sports pirate websites which contain materials which infringe copyright. Efforts in the fight against the pirate websites […]

July 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Jerry Hall files for Murdoch divorce

Former model and Mick Jagger partner Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from husband Rupert Murdoch citing “irreconcilable differences,” after six years of marriage. Filing in California, Hall, aged 66, sought unspecified spousal support from the 91-year-old News Corp chair. In court papers at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Hall claimed she was “unaware of […]

July 4, 2022

NBCU pulls plug on Olympic Channel

NBC Universal is to close its Olympic Channel. Transmissions, which started in 2017, will end on September 30th. “In order to best reach our target audiences, we are re-evaluating our programming distribution strategy regarding the content that currently airs on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with our partners at the International Olympic Committee and […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

India confirms OneWeb launches

A massive Indian rocket (GSLV Mk3) will launch in October, and again in January 2023, carrying satellites for the OneWeb low Earth orbiting mega-constellation. India’s Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chairman, Dr S Somanath confirmed the order from OneWeb and explained that the October launch would be the maiden flight for the rocket. The GSLV Mk3 […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Steinbusch appointed CEO of EMG Germany

European broadcast service provider, EMG, has announced the appointment of industry veteran René Steinbusch as the CEO of EMG Germany. He succeeds Stefan Hoff, who is stepping down from the position after 14 years of steering the German operations through many changes – most notably the transfer of Nobeo to EMG Germany and the merger […]

July 4, 2022

Musk wins FCC approval for mobile services

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system can now be used for caravans, RVs, boat and aircraft operators thanks to the FCC’s decision to approve access to mobile services. “Authorising a new class of terminals for SpaceX’s satellite system will expand the range of broadband capabilities to meet the growing user demands that now require connectivity while […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

MPs propose Online Safety Bill amendments

Suggesting the changes would limit the powers of the Secretary of State to interfere in the work of the independent regulator Ofcom, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) of the UK House of Commons has put forward amendments to the Government’s proposed online safety legislation. The amendments to the Online Safety Bill, which […]

July 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Intelsat gains Final Decree

June 30th saw Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy confirm another stage in its overall exit from its financial reconstruction. Judge Keith Phillips signed off Intelsat’s Final Decree which affected dozens of “Affiliated Cases” and involving most of the Intelsat sister and subsidiary trading entities. A few cases remain pending and open to be resolved and include […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netherlands: ducktv on Ziggo Vodafone

Mega Max Media has announced the launch of ducktv, the global toddler channel, on Ziggo in the Netherlands. All customers of Ziggo with a Movies & Series XL or TV Channels Plus package will be able to watch ducktv at channel 311. ducktv offers expertly curated programming aimed at children from 6 months to 4 […]

July 4, 2022

Indonesia: Teleglobal, Kacific complete mobile backhaul

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group has successfully partnered with PT Indo Pratama Teleglobal in Indonesia to provide a large-scale deployment of mobile backhaul services to major telecommunications operators. Over the last year, the pair have connected hundreds of base sites across the Indonesian territory, capable of 4G services, to Kacific’s high-throughput Ka-band satellite. The thirst for […]

July 4, 2022

India: Watcho adds K-dramas

Watcho, the Indian OTT platform from DishTV, has announced it will host 34 Korean Web-Series dubbed in Hindi. Watcho will add 3 hours of Korean content every day from its extensuve Korean content library. With this, Watcho says it is one step closer in democratising international content for mass Indian audiences by offering Korean shows […]

July 4, 2022

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TeleSUR comes to Europe

This month TeleSUR celebrates the 17th anniversary of its creation. To help in the celebrations TeleSUR is expanding its broadcasts to Europe using SES Astra’s satellite. TeleSUR was launched in 2005 during the administration of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. European users may request the TeleSUR signal from their cable distributor or may connect themselves to […]

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It’s the economy, stupid!

That three-word slogan, famously pinned to the wall in the Clinton (Bill) campaign HQ in their winning 1992 run, has been deployed in many – sometimes quite random – circumstances since. It should be dusted down when looking around at near term prospects for the TV economy. In recent years there has been a significant […]

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