Advanced Television


Ofcom consults on BBC performance measurement

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has published a consultation on proposed changes to the performance measurement framework (PMF) it uses to assess the BBC’s performance in delivering its Mission and promoting its Public Purposes. The existing PMF was put in place in 2017 and sets out the performance measures, metrics and main data sources used for […]

May 25, 2023By Colin Mann

Dutch pirate IPTV service taken down

Policing agency Europol has supported the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) in taking down an illegal IPTV service serving over 1 million users across Europe. A series of raids were carried out across the Netherlands on May 23rd as part of an illegal streaming crackdown. The officers from the FIOD searched properties in […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

AOMedia welcomes EC’s licensing decision

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has welcomed the news that the European Commission has closed its preliminary review of AOMedia’s royalty-free licensing policy without further action. AOMedia is a developer of open, royalty-free media technologies and develops standards spanning video, audio, still images, and immersive technologies. AOMedia and its members are fully committed to […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

DAZN, Videocites team for anti-piracy fight

Sports streaming service DAZN Group and Videocites, a technology company specialising in automated content detection solutions over social media, are partnering to intensify DAZN’s battle against intellectual property (IP) theft and illegal social media streams of its live sports content. The collaboration reflects their shared commitment to combating online piracy and promoting legitimate live sports […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom: ‘Equinox 2 pricing not anti-competitive’

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published its decision not to prevent digital infrastructure provider Openreach from introducing its new pricing offer for full-fibre broadband, known as ‘Equinox 2’. Under its rules, Openreach must notify Ofcom of certain offers before they come into effect. This is to allow the regulator to assess them before they are […]

May 24, 2023By Colin Mann

DISH Network confirms 300k affected by data hack

US pay-TV operator DISH Network has confirmed a recent ransomware attack which impacted 300,000 names, mostly employees. The confirmation of the attack, which happened in February, emerged in legal documents submitted to Maine’s Attorney General, and stated that while customer databases were unaffected the hackers accessed employee records during the cyber-attack. The initial attack caused […]

May 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Biden nominates Gomez for FCC

US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as key leaders in his administration: Anna M Gomez, Nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Geoffrey Adam Starks, Nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Brendan Carr, Nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Starks and […]

May 23, 2023By Colin Mann

UK audio producers call for more BBC competition

AudioUK, the trade body for independent audio production companies, is calling for more of BBC’s radio and audio non-news speech content to be open to competition for external producers. It has made the call in response to the publication of an internal radio and audio speech production review, the result of which is some speech […]

May 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Philippines strengthens IP protection

The Philippines House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that will strengthen the powers and functions of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL), and amend the Intellectual Property Code (IP Code) to adapt to recent advancements in technology and further address piracy and counterfeiting. Voting 267 against zero […]

May 23, 2023By Colin Mann

Meta fined €1.2bn for data breach

Meta, owner of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, has been fined €1.2 billion for mishandling people’s data when transferring it between Europe and the US. The fine, issued by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), it is the largest ever imposed under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation privacy law. Meta immediately responded to the ruling saying […]

May 22, 2023