Regulation


Edonys protests CSA decision on wine channel

France-based international channel Edonys, which deals with all aspects of wine and viticulture, has accused media regulator the CSA of discriminating against its plans to launch another wine-based channel in France. Edonys has alleged that CSA member Catherine Laborde has expressed her opposition to the creation of such a channel in the media, which is […]

Hunt unveils local TV map

UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has unveiled 65 areas across the UK that could be eligible for local digital-terrestrial TV services. Hunt published a map of eligible areas identified by media regulator Ofcom where it would be technically possible to launch local TV services using so-called ‘interleaved’ spectrum on the digital-terrestrial network, and Hunt has […]

UK government to review children’s access to adult VOD

The UK government has said it will review access to adult video-on-demand services on the internet as part of its current communications review. Culture, communications and creative industries minister Ed Vaizey, responding to an Ofcom report on Sexually Explicit Material and Video-on-Demand Services, said the government was committed to ensuring that services carrying adult material […]

NMa to investigate KPN acquisition of CAIW

Dutch media regulator the Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit (NMa) has said that the planned acquisition of cable operator CAIW by telco KPN has the potential to reduce competition in the market and should be subject to further investigation. Telecoms regulator OPTA has also concluded that the acquisition should be more closely investigated. If the two companies submit […]

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