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Linked Content Coalition sets Digital Future targets

The Linked Content Coalition (LCC), the media project that has developed a technical framework to improve the management and communication of and access to online rights information, has been re-constituted as a permanent organisation. The new LCC is a not-for-profit global consortium of standards bodies and registries with a remit to facilitate and expand the legitimate use of content in […]

Ex-Song exec launches production company

Former Sony executive Ziad Kebbi has launched a Middle East-focused production company branded ‘Maximum Media’. Kebbi will be CEO of the new Dubai-based company, which will bring international formats to the Middle East as well as develop ideas originating in the region. “Non-scripted will be the focus at the beginning, scripted is a longer-term process and will come further ahead,” […]

Sky Sports 4 rebranded Sky Sports Ryder Cup


Sky Sports will this year offer more Ryder Cup coverage than ever before, including a dedicated channel broadcasting over 300 hours of programming. Sky Sports 4 has become ‘Sky Sports Ryder Cup’ for two weeks during The Ryder Cup. In addition to exclusively live coverage, the Sky Sports Ryder Cup channel will offer round-the-clock golf programming including the opening ceremony, […]

Fox SCM channel for Malaysia

Fox International Channels (FIC) has closed a deal with Malaysian IPTV service HyppTV for carriage of SCM, FIC’s flagship Chinese movies channel.  This marks the channel’s entry into Malaysia and joins a portfolio of FIC channels already carried on HyppTV. SCM will available as part of HyppTV’s Mega Pack, Ruby Pack and also on a la carte basis, channel 228. […]

QuickPlay opens delivery centre in India

QuickPlay Media, a provider of cloud-based managed service solutions for the distribution of premium media to IP-connected devices, has opened its delivery centre in Chennai, India.  The launch is part of QuickPlay’s effort to support new devices, networks and features with its end-to-end managed service solution by bolstering its service delivery capabilities for customers globally and in Asia. Through its […]

YouTube funding more user-producers


YouTube has started to hand out another round of funding to some of its top content creators, according to YouTube Originals head Alex Carloss. “As any creator will tell you, making compelling new content isn’t easy, and we expect to learn a lot through this process. We’ll experiment with new formats and ideas. We’ll get our hands dirty. We’ll make […]

FindAnyFilm presents a Dracula moment worth paying for

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and Universal Pictures are launching a Dracula Untold trailer in cinemas nationwide, the 17th such collaboration as part of the industry’s successful ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign. Luke Evans stars in this origin story of the man who became Dracula and the trailer aims to inspire by thanking audiences for […]

Expendables 3 producer: ‘We’re going after illegal downloaders’


Avi Lerner, producer of The Expendables 3 and chairman of Millennium Films, has confirmed the studio is pursuing individuals who downloaded pirated copies of the movie, sending out legal letters asking for a settlement to holders of IP addresses in lieu of more substantial damages should they take cases to trial, reports trade daily Variety. The leak of the movie […]

Study: Cyberlockers profiting from content thieves

Digital Citizens Alliance – a coalition of consumers, businesses, and Internet experts focused on educating the public and policymakers on the threats people from all walks of life face on the Internet – has just released a new report, Behind the Cyberlocker Door: A Report on How Shadowy Businesses Use Credit Card Companies to Make Millions. Drawing on new research […]

BeIN Sports adds 3rd channel

Doha-based beIN Sports has added a third channel to its existing pair of sports channels, which mostly carry soccer matches. Its channel 3 will carry rugby, basketball, handball, athletics, judo and volleyball. The channel comes ‘free’ to existing subscribers who pay €12 a month. BeIN Sports claims more than 2.5 million subscribers, and added 850,000 during the FIFA World Cuip […]

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