Advanced Television


Cellnex fined €13.7m for market abuse

The Spanish Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by infrastructure provider Cellnex and ruled that the company will have to pay a €13.7 million fine imposed by the regulator CNMC for abuse of a dominant position in the DTT market. The ruling brings the matter to an end after a decade in the courts since […]

December 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Rivada Networks wins legal action

A Washington DC Court has ruled decisively in favour of Rivada Networks in its long-running dispute with former partner Kleo AG. CEO Declan Ganley released the transcript of a legal action between Kleo AG which alleged defamation and was heard before the US District Court in Washington DC. Rivada has won the case. The background […]

November 22, 2023

MultiChoice wins rugby TV rights dispute

The legal application by South Africa’s eMedia Holdings against MultiChoice and arguing for access to TV coverage of the Rugby World Cup was thrown out by the Johannesburg High Court on October 10th. Technically, the legal move was “struck out” and not heard by the court which upset eMedia’s lawyers. The judge in the case […]

October 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Former Rivada investor accused of fraud

There’s an increasingly bitter dispute between Rivada Networks founder Declan Ganley and one of his investors, David Shuman. There are lawsuits running in New York, Texas and Delaware in an increasingly damaging series of allegations. Rivada, headed by Ganley, is building a mega-constellation of 600 high-tech satellites. Ganley is alleging that Shuman has committed fraud. […]

October 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

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