Advanced Television


EU quota threat to UK productions

A paper circulated among its member states suggests that in the wake of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the bloc is preparing to act against the “disproportionate” amount of British television and film content shown in Europe. The UK’s dominance of international broadcast sales has been described as a threat to Europe’s “cultural […]

June 22, 2021By Colin Mann

EC confirms Spain DTT aid broke rules

The European Commission has concluded that the aid received by terrestrial operators for the digitisation and extension of the terrestrial television network in remote areas of Spain was against EU State aid rules. Following the annulment of a 2013 Commission decision, the additional investigation has confirmed that, between 2005 and 2008, the operators of terrestrial […]

June 10, 2021By Colin Mann

EC consults on fast broadband network rollout

The European Commission has opened a public consultation, as part of the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive, to collect views, until March 2nd 2021, on incentivising the rollout of fast broadband networks, including fibre and 5G. The Directive, introduced in 2014, aims to enable fast electronic communications networks for people across the EU […]

December 3, 2020By Colin Mann

CMA seeks review of Virgin, O2 merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has made a request to the European Commission to refer the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2 to the CMA for investigation. Liberty Global plc (Liberty) owns Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile in the UK, and Telefónica S.A. (Telefónica) owns O2. Liberty and Telefónica […]

October 8, 2020By Colin Mann