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Telkom withdraws action against ICASA

South African telco Telkom has, as expected, withdrawn its High Court action against ICASA over the regulator’s upcoming auction of spectrum. Telkom told the Pretoria High Court that it will remove its urgent application for an ‘interdict’ to forbid any progress on the auction. Instead, however, it wants ICASA to promptly hear its objections and […]

January 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Court blow for US local net streamer

Network broadcasters have won a judgement that puts the future of TV station streamer, Locast, at risk. The US Court of Appeals for the Southern District of New York has ruled against its copyright defence of the service. Locast has relied on the premise that because it did not charge a user fee – it […]

September 1, 2021

US Trustee objects Intelsat bankruptcy model

The judge in Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy has already overruled the US Trustee’s strongly voiced objections to the future hearings in the Intelsat case being heard in private (‘under seal’) and not open to the public or other interested parties. The Trustee, in a formal motion to the court on August 30th, again mounted a […]

August 31, 2021

Mediaset merger plan gets court date

A commercial court in Madrid has set a July 1st hearing on Italian broadcaster Mediaset’s plans to merge its Italian and Spanish divisions under a Dutch holding, Mediaset Espana has declared in a filing with the Spanish regulator. The Spanish commercial court (Juzgados de lo Mercantil) suspended the merger in October 2019 as a precautionary […]

June 16, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid