The European Broadcast Union (EBU) recently aired its views on network neutrality, copyright, and other issues with European Commission president José Manuel Barroso.
Microwave technology vendor Bluwan is lobbying European regulators and operators to look at virgin 40 GHz spectrum to meet exploding demand for mobile backhaul fuelled by video.
The UK’s leading pay TV operator BSkyB has been forced by regulatory pressure to let arch rival Virgin Media distribute its movie catalogue.
European standards for connected TV are still fragmented, but outside the UK at least public broadcasters are rallying around HbbTV for hybrid services.
The French government has postponed plans to adopt the second generation DVB-T2 digital terrestrial technology until at least 2015 but other European countries are moving ahead now.
With public funding across the European Union under severe pressure during the current debt crisis, telcos and cable operators are being urged to seek private funding for building out fiber networks.
In the UK, BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) has set up a new forum to work out how to measure online TV audiences and integrate the information with linear viewing figures.
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