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Global coalition launches net neutrality website

A coalition of civil society organisations has launched www.thisisnetneutrality.org, which includes a basic, collaborative, and universal definition of net neutrality. The diverse coalition includes more than 35 groups from 19 countries, such as South Korea, Venezuela, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Germany, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Chile, Bangladesh, Colombia, and the Netherlands. The coalition agreed upon the following definition, which has been […]

Grabyo garners $2m funding from global sports stars

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Real-time video specialist Grabyo has raised $2 million in funding from an array of major sports stars on the back of accelerating customer demand, ongoing momentum in social video and the rapid growth of mobile video advertising. The investors and global ambassadors include Premier League footballers Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry and […]

US Senator calls for piracy payment prevention

US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is urging leading payment processors to prevent use of their payment networks by websites that are dedicated to online copyright infringement. While Visa and MasterCard both have policies prohibiting the use of their cards for illegal activities, a recent study released by the Digital Citizens Alliance and NetNames revealed that 29 of 30 […]

EPIX premium TV app on Chromecast

Premium entertainment network EPIX is launching its EPIX app on Google Chromecast, the latest step in its continued leadership in the expansion of TV Everywhere. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku players. Authenticated subscribers will have streaming access to EPIX’s unmatched, on-demand mix of over 3,000 movies […]

Argentina forbids telcos any DTH action

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Argentina has amended its proposed Digital Law. The result, if approved and passed into law, will forbid telephone companies to enter into DTH satellite entertainment broadcasts. The new rule means that the local telco giants such as Telefónica, Claro and others, many of which are active in broadcasting DTH platforms in neighbouring Latin American countries, will not be permitted to […]

India: Comedy Central ‘banned’ for 6 days

The India version of Viacom’s Comedy Central channel must go ‘dark’ for six days starting on November 26th. Comedy Central in India is a joint-venture between Viacom and Network-18. The ruling comes from the country’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) in response to the airing of two contentious shows, Stand Up Club and Popcorn which aired in May and […]

Android, iPad downloads for blinkbox Movies

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Customers of blinkbox Movies, the video and music streaming service owned by UK supermarket retailer Tesco, can now download films and TV to iPads and Android tablets to watch without an Internet connection. According to blinkbox co-founder and CEO Adrian Letts, the ability to watch offline on tablets is one of the most frequently requested features, which he said would […]

Pakistan clamps down on illegal channels – again

Not for the first time, Pakistan’s Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the nation’s cable operators to cease and desist from carrying non-licensed channels. PEMRA says it has received “several complaints” over the number of illegal and unauthorised channels being carried into viewers’ homes. The regulator says it will penalise MSO and local cable operators if they continue carrying unlicensed […]

Discovery HD Showcase relaunch in December

Discovery Networks will relaunch Discovery HD Showcase in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on December 1st, with a new logo, a refreshed on-air look and an enriched programming line-up. Viewers will be able to watch exclusive content that cannot be watched anywhere else, along with a unique combination of key shows from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Science, and […]

Globecast, MEASAT distribute HGTV across Asia

MEASAT Satellite Systems has announced an agreement with Globecast to distribute top US Network, HGTV, on MEASAT-3. HGTV, which is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive. On December 4th, HGTV will première with a robust line up of programmes about property, hybrid construction, design and extreme spaces. Under the terms of the agreement, HGTV will be carried in HD by […]

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