Electronic Communications Code

European Parliament committee approves revised audiovisual directive

The European Parliament’s culture and education committee has approved a ‘trilogue’ political agreement on revision of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The committee’s endorsement of the proposals opens the way for a plenary vote in the parliament later this year. European parliamentary negotiators led by MEP Sabine Verheyen and the Bulgarian presidency of the […]

Liberty Global’s Fries confident on direction of regulation in Europe

Liberty Global is not overly concerned about threats to regulate cable in European markets, despite “politicized” moves to regulate in specific markets, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at the Citi’s 2018 Global TMT West conference, Fries also played down the threat that the European Electronic Communications Code, currently going through the ‘trilogue’ […]

Cable Europe calls for ‘investment-friendly’ connectivity regulation

Cable Europe has called for an investment-friendly and predictable regulatory environment, following last week’s discussions on the Electronic Communications Code. Telecoms ministers from the EU member states last week discussed the Maltese Presidency’s progress report on legislation designed to help Europe’s transition to a ‘gigabit society’. Cable Europe said that while it broadly welcomes the […]