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Stopping Premier League piracy “impossible”

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A leading IT expert believes the Premier League will probably not be able to stop fans illegally uploading videos of goals and has questioned whether it would be legally possible. The Premier League has warned fans it is clamping down on Vines and Tweets of goals after thousands of users spread videos of goals on social media during the summer’s […]

Numericable’s LaBoxTV Everywhere

French cable operator Numericable has unveiled new services linked to its TV and Internet STB LaBox Fibre, – including a new app called LaBoxTV. The app gives access to more than 320 TV channels (119 outside the home) from tablets and smartphones, on both iOS and Android. This app, available to all 380,000 LaBox Fibre subscribers, will launch on September […]

Exclusive Doctor Who Extra on iPlayer

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The BBC has announced Doctor Who Extra – a brand-new series, exclusively on iPlayer. The broadcaster says the programme is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as it follows Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor. Over the course of 12 programmes, the BBC traces the highs and lows […]

China Digital ships 3.55m smart cards

China Digital TV Holdings, the NASDAQ registered but China-focussed, conditional access smart card supplier, says net revenues for Q2 slipped 5.8 per cent (same period last year) to $17.2 million, and a fall of 5.6 per cent when compared with Q1 this year. China Digital TV shipped approximately 3.55 million smart cards in the second quarter of 2014, compared to […]

EY: ‘Content needs to be cross-media’

On the eve of the Edinburgh TV Festival, where executives debate the future direction of the industry, analysts at consultancy firm EY, a major festival sponsor, have made a number of predictions on the hot topics at the event:

CA market to decline on pay-TV saturation

The global market for conditional access (CA) technology used in STBs is set to contract as pay-TV services reach saturation, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide market revenue for pay-TV STB CA technology will decline to $1.9 billion in 2018, down from a peak of $2.2 billion in 2015. CA is defined as any method or technology that prevents digital TV […]

Google launching YouTube Music Key

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Google’s long-rumoured YouTube music service will be branded ‘YouTube Music Key’ and feature more than 20 million songs and videos curated specifically for YouTube. The music service will offer a 30-day free trial, with a $9.99 monthly subscription giving access to “high-quality tracks – complete albums, organised into artist discographies”, specifically for YouTube with both video and audio-only streaming and […]

Anti-piracy coalition claims take-down success

Since its formation in March 2014 by major Middle East broadcasters, satellite operators and service providers, the Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition has taken some important steps in its battle against the region’s vast number of pirate TV channels. As a result of the continuous monitoring and reporting of intellectual property infringements, the following channels are now off air: Al-Mamnou, Ahl […]

beIN Sports to launch third French channel

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Having reached more than 2 million subscribers in France following the World Cup, pay-TV sports channel beIN Sports has announced new ventures that include the launch of a third local channel – beIN Sports 3. Two years after being launched by Qatari group Al Jazeera, beIN Sports will also unveil its new all new online channel on September 15th. It […]

A+E channels on TalkTalk TV

A+E Networks UK is to launch its channel portfolio on TalkTalk’s IPTV service later this month, following the first distribution deal between the two companies. From August 28th, A+E Networks UK channel brands History and Crime + Investigation will be available on TalkTalk’s Entertainment Extra Boost package; while Lifetime and H2 will be available on both the Entertainment and Entertainment […]

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