Ofcom has outlined plans to increase investment in super-fast broadband by opening up BT’s fibre lines to third party providers. The move will allow the telco’s fibre to be used by operators including Sky, Talk Talk and Virgin Media in a way similar to the opening up of BT’s copper telephone network to rival phone […]
Sky faces further regulation of its premium content after Ofcom confirmed plans to refer the sale of pay-TV movie rights to the Competition Commission.
In their separate responses to Ofcom’s ruling on the wholesaling of BSkyB’s premium sports channel, there is one point of agreement: the regulator got it wrong.
Virgin Media has launched an appeal against Ofcom’s wholesale must offer obligation, arguing that the regulator did not consider all of the appropriate facts.
MIPTV 2010 – CANNES. Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has described the outcome of Ofcom’s Pay-TV Review as “an unprecedented and unwarranted intervention”.
DTT and satellite were the main winners in 2009 as take up of digital television in UK households reached 91.4%, an increase of 1.9 percentage points on the year.
Ofcom is to return terrestrial capacity to the BBC after it was unable to resolve issues with Five for the launch of an HD service.
An Ofcom commissioned report into the possibility of interference from LTE handsets to DVB-T receivers has concluded the installation of high quality filters and aerial flyleads can resolve the majority of issues.
Ofcom looks ready to give its consent to the use of the now infamous Huffman Tables as part of content protection measures on the new Freeview HD platform. Without it key programmes may have to be withdrawn from the terrestrial platform.
Ofcom has published the framework for the regulation of video on demand services. The move is in line with the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive that requires services including the BBC iPlayer, 4oD, ITV Player and Demand Five to be regulated from December 19, 2009.