Category Archives: Access

China’s new OTT rules

China’s State Administration of Press, Publishing, Radio, Film and Television (“SARFT”) has instructed several operators of OTT (‘Over the Top’) platforms to suspend their ‘Time […]

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Disruption by WhatsApp: New Opportunities and Challenges

New opportunities and challenges for both the electronic communications business and regulators: All electronic communications services (radio, television, on demand content services, film, text messaging, […]

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Media Law not to be used by Member State to circumvent EU regulatory framework for electronic communications

On 29 January 2014, the District Court in The Hague (Den Haag) in The Netherlands decided to render two provisions of national law ineffective for […]

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Net neutrality decision U.S. Court of Appeals

On 14th January 2014 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit decided upon a Petition by Verizon on the 2010 net neutrality Order […]

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Cross-border access to content in the Internal Market

On 13 January 2014 the European Commission finally announced a long overdue initiative to promote the freedom of movement of electronic content services in the […]

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Terrestrial broadcasting slowly coming to an end?

Ten years ago, in 2004, Ad van Loon (Founder and Owner of X-Media Strategies) predicted the end of the broadcasting era. He argued that television programme […]

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