Public service media (PSM) organisations need copyright licensing systems which allow them to respond to citizens’ expectations in the EU Digital Single Market.
Italy has completed the switch-off process of television broadcasting transmissions on 61 frequencies, the use of which had been causing harmful interference.
The French Gendarmerie Nationale has taken the pirate VOD website Zone Téléchargement down, and arrested five people.
The European Council agreed on a draft regulation to ban unjustified geo-blocking between member states. However, copyright protected works are not included.
Three pirates arrested during raids in 2013 have been sentenced at the Zutphen courthouse, The Netherlands.
The district court of German town Tauberbischofsheim has convicted two Germans for illegal live-streaming of Bundesliga coverage from pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland.
Ireland’s communications minister has said he is prepared to go to the European Commission for a law change to allow part of the Licence Fee to be directed at private broadcasters.
Ofcom has been setting out how it plans to sell off capacity in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz mobile bands. The auction of 190 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands will increase the available spectrum by about a third.
UK broadcasters BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, Sky and UKTV will no longer accept the delivery of programmes on videotape as of October 1, 2017, the DPP has announced.
The ASA has called for a change in the way the speed claims of broadband providers are advertised after research revealed a lack of consumer knowledge on what speeds might be received.