Advanced Television


Court rules Netflix infringing Broadcom patent

Broadcom has announced that the District Court of Munich, Germany, ruled that Netflix is infringing a Broadcom patent related to HEVC/H.265 video coding. The court issued an injunction requiring Netflix to cease and desist all further infringement in Germany. Since 2018, Netflix and Broadcom have been engaged in a patent dispute whereby Broadcom has accused […]

September 26, 2023

Dish denied extra spectrum by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court has decided not to examine an appeal application by Dish Network over the company’s pursuit of extra spectrum from the FCC’s 2014 AWS-3 (Advanced Wireless Services) auction. A report from New Street Research stated: “The Supreme Court denied the […] petition by Dish […] effectively ending Dish’s effort to gain control […]

July 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Murdoch ducks day in court

Few have more admiration for Rupert Murdoch than me. He has been dominating the ‘new media’ space all my working life, and that is true for virtually everyone reading this. What I admire particularly is that KRM has – unlike any number of other faceless corporates or ‘characterful’ entrepreneurs – regularly bet the farm on […]

April 19, 2023

Jury Duty premieres in April on Amazon Freevee

Amazon Freevee has announced a new docu-style comedy series, Jury Duty, premiering April 7th. Jury Duty chronicles the inner workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of one particular juror, Ronald Gladden. What Gladden doesn’t know is that the entire case is fake, everyone except him is an actor, including James Marsden, and everything that happens — […]

March 8, 2023

SES vs Intelsat back in court

The long-running legal action between SES and Intelsat is back in court on January 31st. The hearing is focussed on the SES claim that Intelsat pay what SES says is its share of the costs associated with the C-Band Alliance (CBA). The CBA failed in its plan to create a private auction of C-band satellite […]

January 31, 2023

EU takes Spain to court over new TV law

Brussels is taking Spain to the European Court for the delay in the approval of its new TV law that transfers the European directives to tSpanish legislation. Spain failed to meet the September 19th 2020 deadline to integrate the European rules into the Spanish legislation, resulting in Brussels taking the case to Court – seeking […]

May 19, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Court TV to stream Depp vs Heard trial

Court TV, the digital broadcast network known for its ‘gavel-to-gavel’ coverage of high-profile trials, is to carry the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard court case which is set to commence on April 11th. “Court cases that are as high-profile as this one often create a lot of noise, and it can be difficult for viewers […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

DStv facing legal action over streaming rule

In February, South Africa’s pay-TV giant DStv announced that it was limiting access to its broadcasts to ‘one device at a time’. Previous flexibility which allowed two (and up to four) devices in a home to access transmissions will be cancelled from March 22nd. Now the lawyers are getting involved. DStv said that it had […]

March 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

SES vs Intelsat: Tolley statements filed

Lawyers for SES filed an additional motion into the court hearing its lawsuit against Intelsat over the 50/50 division of the FCC’s C-band $9.7 billion ‘incentive payments’. Intelsat’s former CFO David Tolley was deposed twice (on April 15th and October 18th) last year but was not called as a witness during the recent overall hearings […]

March 7, 2022

Court sides with RDA in rugby rights ruling

Level has successfully defended RDA Television’s (RDA) right to terminate its Media Rights Agreement with European Professional Club Rugby (ECPR). EPCR is the organiser of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. RDA had originally signed an agreement with EPCR on May 11th 2018 to cover the next four seasons, until […]

March 3, 2022