Photo leaks C4 sell-off, Samsung and Netflix go VR, Euro tech standards consultation, and Ofcom opens White Space licensing: DTG daily news, September 25th 2015

Photo slip tips Channel 4 sell-off plan

A confidential document accidentally exposed to Downing Street press photographers has suggests the government is seriously considering a Channel 4 privatisation.

The document reads: “Work should proceed to examine the options of extracting greater public value from the Channel 4 corporation, focusing on privatisation options in particular.”

Samsung launches Gear VR with Netflix player

Samsung has launched a $99 consumer version of its Gear VR headset with support for the new Netflix virtual reality cinema player.

Developed with Oculus, the headset supports Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge Samsung phones, while the new Netflix VR player provides a 720x480p experience in a virtual living room.

Europe consults on standards and interoperability

The European Commission has asked for views on the standards to ensure interoperability across the digital economy as part of its drive towards the Digital Single Market.

The latest consultation covers 5G communications, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data driven services and applications, digitisation of European industry, eHealth, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), the Internet of Things, smart cities and efficient energy use.

Ofcom licenses manual White Space kit

Communications regulator Ofcom has opened a window for manually-configured devices to accelerate the use of UHF White Space.

The transitional scheme follows the licensing of automatic White Space Devices (WSDs) this summer, but equipment has been slow to reach the market, while Ofcom's goal is that automatic WSDs will eventually be licence-exempt.

DTG Staff  |  25.09.2015

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