Sabrina Wilkinson, PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, researches the politics of internet regulation in Canada. In this blog post, she outlines the state of telecommunications services in Canada, with particular reference to a decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that allowed a major provider to block access to a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) start-up from roaming on […]
MOUs promise nothing; media mergers require close scrutiny by the FCC for their impacts on Latinas/os
Mergers have become an increasing frequent part of the American media landscape, and alongside this consolidation interest groups have sprung up to challenge them on the grounds of minority representation, In new work, Jason A. Smith and Randy Abreu take a close look at the effects on Latina/o representation of the 2011 merger between Comcast and NBC Universal. They write that while the […]
This article is by LSE Visiting Fellow Claire Milne
Nuisance calls have been a long-running problem that I’ve posted about on this blog several times before. My last post was nearly three years ago, following the 2015 UK General Election, which interrupted use of the £3.5m allocated for this in the March 2015 budget. At the time I suggested that […]
Marc Raboy is Professor and Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications at McGill University and author of Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World. Professor Raboy was a Visiting Professor at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications between September 2015 and September 2016, and will deliver a public lecture on 11 October 2016.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg attracted a lot of […]
What should the relationship be between public service broadcasters (PSBs) and distribution platforms such as Sky, and how can the existing model of sharing content best be reformed? In this post, Tom Evens, Senior Researcher at Ghent University and Visiting Fellow at LSE, reflects on the 2015 consultation paper issued by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
In March 2015, the […]
Roger Darlington is Chair of the Consumer Forum for Communications and attended this week’s launch of Ofcom’s Consumer Experience report for 2016.
There is definitely a change of thinking in Ofcom about the length of publications. Last year’s draft Annual Plan was 81 pages but this year’s is only 29 pages. Last year, the Consumer Experience research report was 242 […]
Following a nine-month investigation, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now given unconditional approval to BT’s acquisition of EE. Tom Evens, Senior Researcher at the University of Ghent and Visiting Fellow at LSE, analyses the merger and asks what impact it will have on the UK telecoms market, particularly in terms of competition and consumer choice.
The £12.5 […]