European Comission

France, Italy and Spain call on EC to make big tech contribute to network costs

A joint effort from legislators in France, Italy and Spain will apply pressure on the European Commission to make big tech firms like Google and Netflix contribute towards European infrastructure costs. The trio of nations have put together a joint paper (via Reuters) which argues that the six largest content providers online account for 55% […]

Discovery-Scripps deal cleared by European Commission

The European Commission has cleared Discovery Communications’ US$14.6 billion (€12.4 billion) proposed buyout of Scripps Networks Interactive. The greenlight marks an important step towards completion of the deal, with Discovery stating it expects the acquisition to close later this quarter ­– subject to obtaining additional antitrust clearances and satisfying other customary closing conditions. The EC’s […]