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In a ringing condemnation of the fake news concerning unfounded inks between 5G mobile networks and Covid-19, UK regulator Ofcom has imposed a sanction on broadcaster ESTV after an interview which it judged contained potentially harmful content and criticised ITV presenter Eamonn Holmes for ill-judged comments that risked undermining viewers.
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After being hit by cancellations from a growing number of its major exhibitors due to the Coronavirus outbreak, leading US flagship broadcast technology NAB, due to run in its traditional April slot in Las Vegas, has been pulled.

Data from the European Audiovisual Observatory’s MAVISE TV and VOD database has shown that the supply of TV channels in Europe has become more fragmented due to the pre-Brexit migration of a number of stations and the general  diversification of channels.

Making a pivot away of the distribution of TV services from traditional broadcasting to cable and broadband platforms, Finland’s DNA has revealed that it is to close its VHF frequency-based terrestrial network in July 2020, relinquishing its network licence for the company.

Wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions provider GatesAir is celebrating winning what it calls a ‘large’ digital TV (DTV) transmission contract with Chilean public service broadcaster Televisión Nacional de Chile (TVN Chile).

WarnerMedia has named Ricky Ow president of is distribution and advertising sales division in APAC, following the streamlining of now merged HBO and Turner, where he was regional president.

India’s iTV network has unveiled it is to launch a new free-to-air channel for North East India, NE News, in partnership with AM Television, the owner of Assamese station Prag News.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has suspended Future TV, the free-to-air channel established by his father Rafiq al-Hariri in 1993, due to ongoing financial troubles.