Advanced Television


FCC throws out DISH Network’s Starlink objections

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has rejected Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network objections to Starlink satellite transmissions in the 12 GHz band. The FCC said in its decision that its Commissioners had “unanimously” approved a move to protect frequencies for satellite services in the 12.2-12.7 GHz bands that Starlink, OneWeb and other operators use to […]

May 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Euro telcos call for Big Tech fair contribution

The GSMA and ETNO, industry associations representing fixed and mobile network operators, have called for European policymakers to take bold action to secure EU connectivity leadership over the next decade. In a joint response to the European Commission consultation on ‘The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure’ the associations state that Europe […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

ACE takes down Spain’s largest piracy service

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), has confirmed it has shut down Spain’s top illegal streaming and torrent service, AtomoHD. AtomoHD was launched in 2020 by a group of individuals, some of whom had prior convictions in Spain for intellectual property infringement and to evade justice, fled to Andorra. AtomoHD enabled users […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

£1bn boost for UK’s semiconductor sector

A new 20-year plan to secure the world-leading strengths of the UK’s semiconductor industry has been unveiled by the UK Government. The National Semiconductor Strategy sets out how up to £1 billion (€1.15bn) of government investment will boost the UK’s strengths and skills in design, R&D and compound semiconductors, while helping to grow domestic chip firms across the UK. […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC orders thematic review into migration output

The BBC Board has commissioned a thematic review of the Corporation’s migration output, which is says is “part of its responsibility for setting and monitoring editorial standards across the BBC”. The review will assess BBC coverage of major migration topics affecting the UK. Expert on migration data Madeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory based […]

May 19, 2023

£50bn boost for UK creative industries

Lucy Frazer,  Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sports, has committed to growing the UK’s creative industries by an extra £50 billion (€57.5bn) by 2030. Addressing the Enders Analysis and Deloitte Media and Telecoms 2023 & Beyond Conference in London, Frazer noted that since taking on the brief, she had introduced […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Competition vital for UK digital transformation

The benefits of competition in the UK’s broadband sector have been starkly illustrated by the latest annual review from INCA (Independent Networks Co-operative Association) – a co-operative trade association for next generation broadband services. Private investment continued to flow into the independent network sector over the past year despite the challenging economic conditions and increasing […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: 1m Brits cutting broadband

As many as one million people cut off their broadband in the last year as the cost-of-living crisis left them unable to afford Internet access, according to new research from UK charity Citizens Advice. People receiving Universal Credit were badly affected. The research found them to be six times more likely to have stopped spending […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Dinenage elected CMS Committee Chair

Dame Caroline Dinenage has been elected Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons. She beat former Chair Damien Collins and Acting Chair Damian Green. The election was called following the resignation of Julian Knight. Dinenage takes up position with immediate effect and will serve to the end of […]

May 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Broadcast 2040+ campaign grows numbers

Pressure is mounting on the UK Government to safeguard digital terrestrial TV (more commonly known as Freeview) and aerial radio services until at least 2040, following record breaking viewing figures during Eurovision and the Coronation. A coalition of groups calling for these vital services to be protected has expanded significantly in recent weeks, with a […]

May 17, 2023By Colin Mann