Dutch and European policymakers should do more to protect media users’ privacy instead of leaving the matter entirely to data protection law and data protection authorities.
The German media authorities want to find out whether the user interfaces of smart TV sets and set-top-boxes comply with the principles of transparency, non-discrimination, equal opportunities and user autonomy.
The Secretary State for Culture has confirmed she will launch a probe into the £11.7 billion Twenty-First Century Fox takeover of Sky.
Former senior executives of RR Media claim that before the company was acquired by SES, the company paid under the table bribes to various agents and organisations.
The French Tribunal de grande instance de Paris has sentenced Vivendi’s Canal+ to pay €38 million to its competitor Parabole Réunion, failing to comply with its obligations after Canal+ acquired its French competitor TPS.
The Kudelski Group said that its OpenTV and Nagravision subsidiaries have filed a patent infringement suit against Shaw Communications in the Federal Court of Canada.
Britain’s commercial broadcasters have won their long-running dispute with TVCatchup over the distribution of their content over the internet.
21st Century Fox is expected to formally notify the European Commission of its £11.7 billion Sky takeover within the next few days.
European commercial broadcasters are warning proposed changes to the AVMS Directive risk damaging growth, audience choice and investment in European content.
German cable operator NetCologne must not distribute some commercial channels for a fee while it still carries other commercial channels without a fee.