Daily Archive: June 2, 2011

Jun 02

NCC to further discuss renewing FTV license

Tweet The National Communications Commission (NCC) will hold additional discussions on a license renewal application by Formosa TV next week, the media watchdog said yesterday. The commission said Formosa’s operational license expires on Thursday next week. The TV network has violated 64 regulations in the past six years, with accrued penalties totaling NT$16.44 million (US$566,900). …

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Jun 02

Outsiders weigh in on retrans row

Tweet The Beltway battle over proposed changes to the retransmission consent law is coming to a head at the FCC. The key constituencies in the fight — broadcasters on one side, and cable, satellite and telco TV operators on the other — have staked out familiar positions in making their cases for preserving or overhauling …

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Jun 02

China’s big three under scanner

Tweet China’s three main telecom operators are reportedly being investigated on suspicion of corruption, following a series of incidents at China Mobile. The state-run People’s Daily Online reported that the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has sent teams of investigators to China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. According to AFP, 60 people including government …

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Jun 02

Telecom NZ Signs Deal With SKY Television

Tweet Telecom New Zealand and SKY New Zealand have announced a new commercial agreement that will enable Telecom to sell all of SKY’s television services to its customers alongside their homeline, mobile and broadband products. Alan Gourdie, Chief Executive of Telecom Retail, says the new agreement with SKY will further strengthen the company’s bundle products …

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Jun 02

Australia to Become Leading Digital Economy by 2020

Tweet Fully realising the benefits of the digital economy through the National Broadband Network (NBN) would help Australia become a world-leading digital economy by 2020, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, said. Launching the National Digital Economy Strategy (www.nbn.gov.au/digitaleconomystrategy) at the CeBIT conference, Senator Conroy said the vision of …

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