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Pirate soccer rampant on Facebook Live

Dozens of Spanish and Latin American Facebook pages are illegally streaming top-flight football matches free of charge using the social network’s video-sharing facility Facebook Live, according to a report in Spanish newspaper El Pais. Through a combination of links and profiles that disappear as soon as the match is finished,…

Channel 4 eyes Champions League

Champions League football could soon be returning to UK terrestrial television, with Channel 4 emerging as an unlikely destination. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, the…

Analyst: Google dominates VR headset shipments

Google’s Cardboard VR ecosystem has a commanding share of shipments and installed base, but Samsung and Sony’s successful VR launches in 2016 see them split more than half…

BBC to launch channel for Scotland

BBC to launch channel for Scotland

Responding to the needs to reflect the UK and the people it serves, the BBC has reviewed its programming and services in the nations. As a result of…

Amazon man for BAMTech

Amazon Channels head Michael Paull is to be CEO of BAMTech – the video streaming tech firm with $1 billion backing from Disney. Paull has worked at Amazon…

DISH loses 316,000 subs in 2016

DISH loses 316,000 subs in 2016

US pay-TV operator DISH Network activated a net 661,000 new subscribers, either to its DTH operation or to viewers of its Sling TV pay-TV ‘lite’ service, during the…

Report: China to dominate live streaming market

Before the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017, Huawei X Labs and China Mobile Research Institute have jointly released the Mobile Video Report: China Trailblazing Mobile Live Video Market.…

FAST: ‘More to do’ on anti-piracy initiative

A new development on pirated films and music online comes as a step forward on the road to reducing mass copyright infringement. However, for the UK’s Federation Against…

Intelsat rockets ahead

Intelsat rockets ahead

Satellite giant Intelsat’s share price has suffered badly for a number of years not helped by flat revenues and a high debt load. However, February 21st saw Intelsat’s…

Thaicom threatens to cancel satellite

Relations between the Thai government and telco Thaicom are somewhat strained over the country’s Digital Economy & Society Ministry, and their intention to significantly raise licence fees to…

Report: Pace of 5G development beyond expectations

Viavi Solutions has released industry data on the state of 5G trials globally. Despite 5G standards not being expected until 2020, 25 mobile operators have already announced that…

MobiTV attracts $21m funding

IP-based video delivery solutions specialist MobiTV has closed $21 million (€19.91m) in funding from Oak Investment Partners and Ally Corporate Finance. The funding will accelerate the expansion of…

Slow broadband top new home annoyance

Slow broadband top new home annoyance

Slow broadband speed at peak-times has been cited as the number one unexpected home-mover bugbear, according to a survey of 3,000 Brits. Indeed, many wouldn’t have moved at…

Survey: Majority prefer ISP-provided Wi-Fi gear

Seventy-eight per cent of consumers across the US and UK would prefer if their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provided them with their in-home Wi-Fi networking gear, versus purchasing…

OneWeb will be “almost same as optical fibre”

Jersey, Channel Islands-based OneWeb is building a new satellite constellation of 720 spacecraft to orbit at 1200 kms, and girdle the Earth supplying high-capacity broadband around the planet.…

Copyright education campaign reaches over 2bn

Copyright education campaign reaches over 2bn

UK pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness has revealed that its well-established campaign, Moments Worth Paying For, has reached over two billion consumers in…

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