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Police place warning ads on pirate sites

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Adverts are being placed on pirate websites by the City of London Police to warn users the sites are under criminal investigation. The initiative is part of Operation Creative, a partnership between the police and the creative and advertising industries to disrupt websites that provide unauthorised access to copyrighted content. The main aim of the operation, which began this month, […]

Oz consumer body criticises government piracy plans

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According to Australian consumer advice and advocacy body CHOICE, the leaked Federal Government’s Online Copyright Infringement discussion paper sidesteps the Australia tax issue and fails to deal with the real causes of piracy. “If the Government is serious about addressing piracy, it needs to address the fundamental issues: that Australians often find it hard to gain access to content like […]

BT Sport extends Arsenal partnership

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BT Sport has extended its partnership with Arsenal Football Club for a further two years. The agreement allows BT Sport to continue to promote its football coverage, including exclusive live Premier League matches, through Arsenal’s digital channels in the UK and Ireland. It also gives the broadcaster access to Arsenal’s first-team players and manager for exclusive content. Arsenal’s sales and […]

Crossing Lines Season 2 exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video and Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL company) have announced that season two of the unique global crime drama, Crossing Lines, will have its World Premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video, Friday 15th August 2014. All 12 episodes of the series will be exclusively available to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers in the UK for unlimited streaming on […]

Discovery hit with £100k Ofcom fine

Investigation Discovery – a channel dedicated to documentary programming about crime and criminal investigations – has been fined £100,000 (€126,000) by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom for what are described as “serious” breaches of its broadcasting Code. The sanction relates to eight episodes of the series Deadly Women which the channel broadcast at various times during the day on 16, 18 […]

Walking Dead 5 to air globally 24hrs after US

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Fox International Channels (FIC) has confirmed that The Walking Dead will return to audiences globally just 24 hours after its US launch. The fifth season will premiere on October 13th in all of its 125+ markets as part of FIC’s continued commitment to broadcast the series day-and-date internationally. As in previous seasons, the series’ fifth season of 16 episodes will […]

UltraFlix adds 4K concerts, sports videos

NanoTech Entertainment has entered into a distribution agreement to add 45 concerts, music and sports videos as well as horror films to NanoTech’s UltraFlix all Ultra-HD OTT network. 4K Studios, a NanoTech subsidiary, will be creating 4K digital masters from the films. With the addition of a total of 11 concerts, 13 music & performing arts films and 19 sports […]

Amazon’s 3rd original kids’ TV series

Amazon’s third original kids’ series, Annedroids, is now available for unlimited streaming on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost to Prime members. Created by Emmy-nominated JJ Johnson and Sinking Ship Entertainment, and aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the […]

20m pirate World Cup viewers

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Content services protection and enhancement specialist Viaccess-Orca has released a series of reports that provide detailed information about live-streaming piracy and the effectiveness of its anti-piracy solution during the recent FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Utilising data gathered by Viaccess-Orca’s ‘Eye on Piracy’ solution — which helps content owners and service providers detect, fight, and legally stop piracy — the […]

Day-and-date for Sky’s Busby movie

Sky Movies is releasing Believe, starring Brian Cox, Toby Stephens and Natascha McElhone, on Sky Movies on the same day as it goes into cinemas, offering Sky Movies customers the chance to watch it from the comfort of their own homes. This represents the first time there has ever been a day/date release on the Sky Movies subscription service. The […]

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