It’s Official, Netflix and Amazon Now Have to Meet EU-Mandated Content Quotas

The EU has been mulling over having streaming services, Netflix and Amazon especially, meet quotas to ensure a ready supply of EU-produced content. The last we heard about this was back in September, when the EU had decided it was definitely going to demand these targets, but had to pass a vote through parliament. Now it's all official. Read More >>

4K Vision: Inside The BBC’s Journey To Making TV In Ultra-HD

Over the summer, you might have spotted that the BBC has been quietly dipping its toe into Ultra-HD (UHD) waters. Following the successful iPlayer debut of Blue Planet II in UHD last Christmas, the corporation has more recently been offering the World Cup and Wimbledon’s Centre Court in UHD too - and according to recently released figures these events together totally 1.6m requests for UHD live streams on iPlayer. Read More >>

Everyone Too Afraid Of Murdoch To Be The One To Tell Him He Can’t Have Sky

Culture secretary Karen Bradley has said she wants to refer the sale of Sky to 21st Century Fox. The decision comes as Ofcom admitted it was worried about a "risk of increased influence by members of the Murdoch family trust over the UK news agenda". Read More >>

Sky vs Kodi: Sports Channel Shake-Up Is A Declaration Of War On Illegal Streamers

For a quarter of century, Sky Sports has been the undisputed king of sports broadcasting. Since the company first scooped up the Premier League rights in 1992, if you wanted to watch your team play, you needed to pay a subscription. Read More >>

Ofcom Says Fox News Broke Broadcasting Rules with Pro-Brexit Views

When you hear the name 'Fox News', impartiality isn't one of the things you'd generally think of. So it's hardly surprising that the network had a few things to say about Brexit. The problem? Some of the pro-Brexit sentiment was broadcast in the UK before the referendum vote was complete, and that's against the rules. Read More >>

The BBC Charter Renewal is Death by A Thousand Cuts for the Beeb

Today is a big day for the BBC as the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has published a “whitepaper” that describes the government’s plans for the corporation. It’s all part of Charter Renewal - the legal process that enables the BBC to continue to exist, and needs renewing every few years. Read More >>

SkyQ Box Bringing 4K and Netflix Style to Sky “Within Weeks”

Sources suggest Sky is about to drastically rework its TV options in the very near future, when it'll launch the SkyQ box -- an Apple TV style internet media streamer with UHD output for those who view traditional satellite broadcast to be a little outdated. Read More >>

Inventor of the Action Replay Dies

TV producer Tony Verna, who is credited as bringing the instant replay to our TV screens, has died aged 81. His first replay was shown during a US sports broadcast on December 7th, 1963. Read More >>

BBC News Presenter Falls into Oblivion in Live Camera Error

BBC Look North presenter Caroline Bilton sank out of sight live on air, as some sort of camera problem made it look as if her chair had fallen down a hole. The error was blamed on a "technical hitch," with co-presenter Leanne Brown doing a great job of not laughing at the bizarre spatial balls-up. [Metro] Read More >>

Next-Gen iPlayer, BBC Playlister, BBC Store: Digital Future of the Beeb Revealed By Director-General Tony Hall

Giving only his second keynote speech after becoming the BBC's 16th Director-General back in November 2012, Tony Hall has today outlined his vision for the future of the Beeb. And it's all about personalisation. And, inevitably, it's all about the iPlayer. Read More >>

Scientologists Are Launching Their Own TV Station

According to The Telegraph, the Church of Scientology is planning to launch a religious broadcasting center to promote its teachings over TV, radio and the internet, all based in a studio complex purchased last year. Read More >>