A widespread group of broadcasters and online programmers has challenged a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board, claiming that it has set excessive royalty rates for streaming Internet music.
Competition from sources such as broadcasting and downloaded music should mitigate concerns about the anti-competitive effects of a proposed merger between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., media executives told U.S. senators on Tuesday.
Mobile phone company Nokia Corp. has filed patent exhaustion cases against Qualcomm Inc. in Germany and the Netherlands, the latest move in the ongoing battle over cell phone chip patents.
Satellite radio operator WorldSpace, Inc. and underwriters UBS Securities LLC and Cowen & Co. LLC have been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit for allegedly inflating the company’s stock price by artificially pumping up its subscription base.
Telecommunications equipment provider Juniper Networks disclosed on Tuesday the departure of executives Robert Dykes and Robert Sturgeon in the wake of its ongoing stock option backdating fiasco and its recent annual report filing.
Cap Wireless, an amplifier subsystems designer, can breathe a sigh of relief now that a U.S. District Court has granted it summary judgment of noninfringement after an 18-month patent wrangling over communications technology with rival Wavestream Corp.
On the eve of what promised to be explosive testimony from Motorola Inc.’s chief executive, the cell phone company on Thursday reached a settlement with a former high-ranking female executive who claimed she was fired because of her gender.
Advancing its fight against rising cable prices, the Federal Communications Commission on Monday published new rules designed to encourage competition in local cable markets by relaxing laws for cable franchise acquisitions.
Fueling the battle between Britain’s top two media conglomerates, Virgin Media has threatened to take British Sky Broadcasting to the United Kingdom High Court if their dispute over the price of certain channels is not resolved in 30 days.
Swisscom faces fresh troubles less than a month after being fined for overcharging customers for mobile phone termination fees. Switzerland’s competition watchdog has reportedly launched a probe into whether the state-owned telecom group overcharged competitors for high-speed Internet access.
Bankrupt media company Granite Broadcasting Corp. has filed its first amended joint plan of reorganization and its related disclosure statement, which provide a valuation for the company of more than $500 million.
Internet video site YouTube and British Broadcasting Corp., along with its global media division BBC Worldwide, said Friday that they have entered into a partnership agreement to provide BBC content on YouTube.
In the wake of their recent merger announcement, both XM Satellite Radio Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. have been named in two separate patent infringement suits.
British Sky Broadcasting Group offered a solution to its current squabble with Virgin Media on Tuesday, proposing that it offer basic channels, such as Sky One and Sky Sports News to Virgin customers at no cost.
Continuing his efforts to get approval for a Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. union, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin testified to Congress on Wednesday that the merger would not lead to less choice or higher costs.
In an unprecedented move by the British government, the U.K. trade department has launched an investigation into whether British Sky Broadcasting Group’s acquisition of ITV plc shares raises competition issues in the U.K. television market.
The U.S. International Trade Commission investigation into patent infringement by cell phone giant Nokia Corp., initiated by Qualcomm Inc., has been stayed by the administrative law judge, Nokia said Tuesday.
The European Commission has launched expedited infringement proceedings against Germany over legislation it says defies its 2003 order directing dominant telecom companies to open their networks to competition.
Satellite cable television providers EchoStar Satellite LLC and DirecTV Inc. said Monday that they had settled a dispute that raised questions about the legality of purchasing trademarked names as keywords for Internet searches.
Media moguls Richard Branson and Rupert Murdoch clashed on Friday, after Branson’s Virgin Media accused Murdoch’s British Sky Broadcasting of artificially inflating prices for several television channels in an attempt to steer customers towards its Sky Digital satellite service.