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CASBAA urges uptake of HK copyright amendments

 CASBAA, the Asia-Pacific pay-TV industry trade body, has urged the Hong Kong legislature to end a decade of delay and pass amendments to Hong Kong’s copyright law to give content creators and owners the right – at least in theory – to authorise electronic dissemination of their content. At the same time, the Association – with membership including “globally-renowned broadcasters […]

Proton success for Russian satellite

A Russian Proton rocket successfully launched the Express AM6 satellite at 7.09pm Moscow time on October 21st. It was the 6th Proton flight this year, but importantly the second success since a malfunction earlier in the year. The Express AM6 telecommunications satellite was built by ISS Reshetnev and will provide services to Russia, Central Europe and the Middle East. The […]

Sigma, SoftAtHome team for IoT deployment

Sigma Designs, a provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home and IP-based STBs, and SoftAtHome, a provider of home operating platforms enabling convergent services for the digital home, have formed a new partnership to accelerate IoT deployment by integrating the Z-Wave radio protocol into home gateway software. The partnership creates an advanced IoT integrated gateway solutions […]

Food Network HD for Russia

The DMC has confirmed the launch of Food Network HD in Russia for Scripps Networks International. The launch of the Food Network channel into Russia is an extension of existing services of the channel to the EMEA region which is already handled by the DMC. All content, media handling and playout for the EMEA channel will be duplicated for the […]

Online TV consumption up 388%

Multi-Screen

Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that more people watched more TV online than ever before. TV consumption across devices grew 388 per cent year-over-year (YoY) and programmers saw broader use as unique monthly viewers increased by 146 per cent YoY across browsers and TV apps. While online TV consumption remains fragmented across

Sky Italia denies FTA channel launches

Sky Italia has denied Italian press reports that it plans to launch a package of free-to-air channels on DTT. In a statement, Sky Italia stressed it remains focused on the core pay-TV business, while its presence in the free-to-air segment will continue to be represented by channel Cielo. Daily “La Repubblica” reported that the pay-TV operator was planning to challenge […]

15 pirate sites deliver 42m unique visitors a week

piracy

Digital IP protection expert KLipcorp has successfully completed a project aimed at accurately measuring the damage done by IP piracy/cybercrime and the impact or otherwise of various piracy / cybercrime management methods. Klipcorp’s methodology has been independently

“4K is crucial” says Wim Wenders

Noted film director Wim Wenders has praised television’s increased use of 4K content capture. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the beatification of Pope Paul VI in Rome – captured by Vatican TV in Ultra-HD and with technical support from DBW Communications – Wenders said the technology is crucial. “But 4K is unforgiving! Unlike His Holiness the Pope, 4K sees […]

Airtel, Samsung launch India’s first iDTV

India’s Airtel digital TV, the Direct-To-Home (DTH) service from Bharti Airtel, is teaming with Samsung to launch India’s very first Integrated Digital TV (iDTV). As part of this initiative, Samsung’s range of SmartDirect TVs will come designed with an in-built Airtel digital TV Smart Card which will enable DTH signal reception without the need for customers to install an external […]

Tribeca, Lionsgate team for SVoD

In a move to offer premium content to a growing online audience, next generation global content specialist Lionsgate, and Tribeca Enterprises, a diversified global media company which owns and operates the Tribeca Film Festival, have partnered to launch a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service. The service, called Tribeca Short List, will encompass a prestigious selection of Lionsgate and Tribeca titles as […]

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