– Broadband VOD survey: More than half of people wouldn’t be tempted to watch more online video if they had faster broadband, according to a Deloitte/YouGov survey. Of the 2,123 respondents, 52 percent said a faster connection would make no difference to their viewing habits while 23 percent attached “little importance” to being able to watch online video. The full report will be out before the MediaGuardian’s Edinburgh International TV Festival at the end of August. Via Guardian.co.uk.
— German P2P plan: Germany’s Green Party is calling for the introduction of a flat rate charge paid by internet users via their ISPs to create a legal P2P file-sharing service. The plan would legalise personal, non-commercial file-sharing and remunerate rights holders. From Heise.de via P2P-blog.com.
–weComm-Livestation: Digital mobile content and application distributor weComm has signed a deal with VOD player Livestation to provide live TV news to Android and BlackBerry handsets, from content partners including BBC World and Al Jazeera. The news is available on a monthly subscription and access is via weComm’s Wave platform. Release.
— BBCWW-2Entertain: BBCWW has won a court battle against the administrators of Woolworths over the status of the jointly owned DVD wholesaler 2Entertain.
The Beeb took Deloitte to court Deloitte argued the terms of JV had changed — but the Beeb asserted its right, as agreed when the venture was formed, to buy the remaining 40 percent of the business from Woolworths and argued that 2Entertain’s right to make and sell BBC DVDs expired when Woolies collapsed. Deloitte is expected to appeal. From FT.com reports.