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NAB: FCC chief promises bonfire of ‘outdated’ regulations

Outdated rules will be cast down as part of the FCC’s review of current media regulations, according to FCC chairman Ajit Pai. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Pai said that media regulations – including those relating to broadcast, cable and direct broadcast satellite – need to be revised and out-of-date rules thrown […]

Disney refutes streaming set-top deal rumours

Disney has refuted rumours that it officially licensed a German company’s TV streaming box. This follows reports from the Las Vegas CES show that Snakebyte’s new streaming set top box will carry Disney branding. The TV box, which is a rough prototype costing US$99, allows consumers to play pre-recorded media, connect external storage sources and listen to music. Reports […]

Disney CFO plays down Netflix speculation, confirms ESPN D2C launch this year

Disney chief financial officer Christine McCarthy has played down the idea that Disney is looking to make a “transformational” acquisition with an implied reference to market speculation about a possible purchase of Netflix. Speaking at the Citi Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference in Las Vegas, McCarthy said: “I too have heard that narrative but nothing […]

Google Assistant to launch on Android TV

Google is planning to roll out its voice-controlled Google Assistant service to Android TV devices as part of an upcoming update. Announcing the move on the opening day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google said that Assistant would be available on supported TVs and set-top boxes powered by Android TV. “You’ll be […]