The significance to the use of radio spectrum have been assessed as ‘Medium’ in the long-awaited UK Spectrum Strategy policy paper published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Maria Miller has been appointed as the UK government’s new culture secretary.
Prime Minister David Cameron last night continued to back his beleaguered culture secretary following his appearance before the Leveson inquiry into the conduct of the media.
The UK government has committed £180 million (€216 million) to fund solutions to TV interference caused by new 4G mobile services.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to the media regulator Ofcom over
News Corp’s proposed takeover of BSkyB. The move keeps alive the possibility
the matter could still be referred to the Competition Commission. [Read the Story…]
Ahead of the midday closure of the consultation into the undertakings given by News Corp in its proposed takeover of BSkyB, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said he will take as long as is needed to reach a decision.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, has tentatively approved proposals put forward by News Corporation as part of its full acquisition of BSkyB. In undertakings published on March 3, 2011, News Corp offered to spin Sky News as a separate company.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said a series of individual stations, rather than the proposed ‘national spine’ could make local TV more feasible and faster to deliver.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has approved plans to spin-off Sky News as an independent company, should News Corp’s bid to purchase the remaining 61% in BSkyB be accepted. Under the plan, shares in the traded Sky News would be distributed among the existing shareholders in BSkyB, in line with their current shareholdings.
News Corp is close to an agreement with regulators that would address concerns over its purchase of BSkyB.