“Broadcasting” white paper on the horizon as the DCMS considers tighter regulation of VOD services to boost UK’s media landscape

On 23 June 2021, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS“) announced plans to consult on extending its existing regulatory remit and tighten regulations on video-on-demand services, including in respect of those based outside of the UK. The announcement comes against the backdrop of a more general strategic review of the UK public … Read more

National Security and Investment Bill: A new dawn for review of foreign investment in the tech and comms sectors in the UK

Yesterday the UK Government introduced the National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) to Parliament, setting out significant legislative reforms which will overhaul the review of transactions on national security grounds in the UK, against a backdrop of tightening of foreign direct investment (FDI) regimes globally. If passed, the Bill will introduce for the first … Read more