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EC cuts back on telecom reforms

The European Commission has scaled back planned telecom reforms aimed at delivering better and cheaper Internet and cable television.

EU’s net neutrality plan draws criticism

Broadband bills risk soaring if the European Union goes ahead with plans for so-called net neutrality, unrestricted, first-come, first-served access to the Internet, a leading think tank warned…

‘Lorna’s Silence’ wins Lux cinema prize

"Lorna's Silence," directed by Belgium's Dardenne brothers, won the European Parliament's Lux cinema prize Wednesday.

DVRs in Europe will quadruple by 2013

Digital video recorders are set to quadruple over the next five years from 56.1 million by the end of 2008 to 208 million DVR households by 2013, according to a report from Informa Telecoms…

Euro Parliament OKs Internet safety plan

The European Parliament on Wednesday agreed on a $71 million, five-year plan to protect children from illegal content on the Internet and online bullying.

Belgian TV producers in ownership struggle

Belgian television producers appealed to the national government Tuesday for legal ownership of the programs and films they deliver to broadcasters, claiming that television's copyright demands could…

Toubon re-elected president of Eurimages

Former French culture minister Jacques Toubon has been re-elected president of European film fund Eurimages at the group's board meeting in Iceland.

Flanders Int’l Film Festival goes to ‘Market’

"The Market," a German-Turkish co-production directed by Britain's Ben Hopkins, won the best film prize at the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent on Wednesday.

Report: EU has about 6,500 TV channels

There are almost as many porn TV channels in Europe as there are TV channels in Spain, the European Audiovisual Observatory revealed Wednesday.

Digital TV makes big gains in Europe

Digital cable TV subscriptions jumped 18% to 16.3 million across Europe in the first half of this year as customers migrated to enhanced services, according to figures published Tuesday by industry…

Online ads defy slowing global economy

Defying a slowing global economy, the online advertising market is expected to grow by 23% this year to $43.3 billion, according to the Berlin-based European Information Technology Observatory.

Windelov, Brokemper get Prix Eurimages

Lars von Trier's two producers, Vibeke Windelov and Bettina Brokemper, were named this year's Prix Eurimages winners Wednesday.