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The looming question on most manufacturing companies’ minds is will we have a deal or no-deal Brexit? The uncertainty around this topic has caused a lot of angst and panic; leaving a massive burden on the Government to get it right regarding industrial policy.
The IABM Brexit Survey aims at assessing the impact of the Brexit vote on the broadcast and media industry to provide IABM members useful insights on the future of the sector following the referendum outcome.
Brexit is an abbreviation of “British exit” from the European Union (EU). On Thursday 23 June 2016, the UK decided to leave the EU with the Leave side winning by 52% to 48%.
This survey aims at assessing the impact of Brexit on the global broadcast and media technology industry with a particular focus on the views from the UK and continental Europe.
The sustainable production aims for a gradual reduction in carbon emissions and waste, towards the Media industry’s goal of zero negative impact.
The opinion of the CBI, informed by consultations with its members over the past 18 months, is that developing a future close relationship between UK and EU regulatory regimes is essential to make Brexit a success. It concludes that it is important that the UK is “…involved in the policy-making, monitoring and enforcement of rules that affect it. EU bodies provide a crucial venue for this to take place, as well as a way of UK industry to learn from best practice across borders.”
The cost of a hard Brexit on the remaining 27 EU countries is estimated to be €112bn (£99.5bn) in 2020, while the UK is expected to pay £125bn
IABM, the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, has recently published a business intelligence update on the Middle East and North Africa region to keep our members up to speed with what’s going in this diverse market, so they can get the most out of the forthcoming Cabsat show. Here’s a taster of its findings; IABM members can read the full report on the IABM website. A diverse market in transition The Middle East and North Africa is a diverse region made up of countries at varying levels of economic development. While GCC states boast living standards comparable with those of North America and Europe, other countries in this region are less developed. This diversity translates into different levels of broadcast and media development. While the Middle East is already home to some UHD offerings, North African broadcasters remain focused on long-standing technology transitions such as the upgrade to digital broadcasting. [bctt tweet="While the Middle East is already home to some UHD offerings, North African broadcasters remain focused on long-standing technology transitions such as the upgrade to digital broadcasting - State of play in the MENA market - IABM Journal"] Piracy – doing the right thing...
November 22, 2017 Prepared by the Office of FCC Commissioner Clyburn What is Net Neutrality? Net neutrality is the concept that consumers and businesses should be able to reach the online applications and services of their choosing without interference from their broadband provider. In other words, that all data and all legal traffic that travels over the Internet should be treated equally. This has been a bipartisan bedrock principle for more than a decade. What is Commissioner Clyburn’s position on Net Neutrality? Commissioner Clyburn has been an unwavering champion of robust, bright-line net neutrality rules that protect consumers against the anti-consumer and anti-competitive practices of broadband providers. The Commissioner continues to believe that the 2015 rules adopted by the FCC are the best way to protect consumers and small businesses while promoting innovation. Is it true that Chairman Pai’s proposal would eliminate Net Neutrality? Yes. It eliminates all prohibitions against blocking and throttling (slowing down) applications by broadband providers, and enables them to engage in paid prioritization and unreasonable discrimination at the point of interconnection. It ignores thousands of consumer complaints and millions of individual comments that ask the FCC to save net neutrality and uphold the principles that all...
November 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm By Mignon Clyburn | Commissioner This week, millions of Americans returned to work after spending time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. Amidst the travel and meal preparations, many may have missed the "Pre-Holiday News Dump" last Wednesday when Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai released his 200 plus page proposal to dismantle the agency's open internet protections. Commonly referred to as "net neutrality," what is at stake is the ability of consumers and businesses to reach the online applications and services of their choosing without interference from their broadband provider. This has been a bipartisan bedrock principle for more than a decade, it was upheld in court last year, and has existed all while investment by broadband providers continues to grow. When I joined the FCC in 2009, as one of the agency's five Commissioners, Netflix's streaming video service had been around for just two years. Tumblr was still a relatively new player and Spotify was still two years away from launching in the U.S. These companies have seen tremendous growth over the past eight years thanks to a level playing field. Their continued success depends on an ability to...
At present, both UK and EU competition laws apply in the UK. However, this is set to change when Brexit takes effect on 29 March 2019. Assuming – as seems most likely – that the UK leaves common market entirely, this article considers how Brexit will affect competition law enforcement in the UK and the implications for UK businesses. [bctt tweet="Assuming – as seems most likely – that the UK leaves common market entirely, this article considers how Brexit will affect competition law enforcement in the UK and the implications for UK businesses - Competition law in post-Brexit Britain"] Merger control Post-Brexit, the EU Merger Regulation – with its “one-stop-shop” system of merger review – will no longer apply in the UK. As a result, large-scale mergers that previously only had to be notified to the European Commission will probably also have to be notified to the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This will almost certainly increase the caseload – and the complexity of the cases – being dealt with by the CMA. It could also increase the transaction costs for merging businesses. That said, the many similarities between the EU and UK merger review processes suggest that the...
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