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New rules – UK government knuckling down on streaming giants



Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video are among the streamers who will be given new rules bringing them in line with traditional broadcasters

This comes as streaming services are set to be regulated by Ofcom for the first time in the U-K

Under the new government policy, Ofcom regulation would protect audiences from harmful material and boost accuracy, fairness and privacy for British audiences.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport says the proposals are intended to create a “new golden age” of British TV and “help the nation’s public service broadcasters thrive”.

Culture Secretary labels UK TV as an “the envy of the world” and says brits are delivering ground-breaking public service programs

The reform aims to support British broadcasters and revamp decades-old laws to help public service compete in the internet age.

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While linear TV channels must currently abide by Ofcom rules, most Video on Demand services are not currently subject to the regulator’s Broadcasting Code.

The move is welcomed by public service broadcasters, who have been lobbying for streaming services to face the same regulations as them for several years.

BBC iPlayer is the only streaming service which has to abide by Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code.

But the new measures mean Ofcom would have the powers to ensure all streamers are subject to stricter rules.

The government said the maximum fine for regulated streaming services who break the rules will be £250,000, or an amount up to 5 per cent of an organisation’s revenue, whichever is higher.

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Trump & Biden prepare for the earliest debate in modern U.S. history



The first debate of the year between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump will take place this week in Atlanta.

This debate marks a milestone as the earliest presidential debate in modern U.S. history, and will prove to be a critical event for both candidates.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck in national opinion polls, with a considerable slice of the electorate still undecided five months before the Nov. 5 vote. #featured #trending

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Ferrari’s debut high-performance electric vehicle will be priced above $500,000



Ferrari has unveiled details about its inaugural electric car, slated to be priced upwards of $500,000, as first reported by Reuters.

This announcement comes amidst growing global interest and competition in electric vehicles, with Ferrari aiming to blend its iconic design prowess with sustainable technology.

The Italian automaker, renowned for its high-performance sports cars, is expected to maintain its commitment to superior craftsmanship and engineering excellence in its electric offering.

Following the EV announcement, Ferrari also confirmed plans to establish a new manufacturing plant aimed at enhancing production flexibility and significantly reducing car development times.

Mike Costello from Cox Automotive joins to discuss the latest in EVs. #featured #trending

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Commercial real estate targeted for producing 40% of global emissions



Commercial real estate contributes significantly to global emissions, with reports suggesting it makes up to 40% of the total – so is there a solution in sight?

Global strategies are setting out to transform this impact by promoting the development of sustainable buildings.

As climate change continues to be a pressing global issue, the commercial real estate sector must pivot towards more eco-friendly solutions.

One of the most impactful actions that can be taken to mitigate the environmental impact of commercial real estate is the implementation of building automation systems.

Louise Monger, Vice President, Digital Buildings of Schneider Electric, joins to share her key insights into the issue. #featured

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