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PIPCU diverts 10m pirate website

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The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has marked World Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2015, taking place April  26th by announcing it has diverted more than 10.3 million illegal music and film sites to an official police warning page since July last year. Since the unit launched in September 2013, the team has been tackling copyright infringing sites in […]

Hulu signs Turner content deal

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Turner Broadcasting System and Hulu have agreed a multi-year licensing agreement that will grant Hulu exclusive SVoD rights to previous seasons of popular Cartoon Network and Adult Swim programmes, as well as select current and upcoming series from TNT and TBS. This is the first ever licensing deal between the two. Among the animated offerings included in the deal are […]

Wuaki.tv adds Icon movies

VoD streaming service Wuaki.tv has signed a new deal with Icon Film Distribution to increase its focus on high quality independent movies. Icon Film Distribution is one of the UK’s fastest growing independent distributors focusing on distinctive feature films. The deal will immediately add a selection of library movies, including; Drive, Precious and A Single Man to the Wuaki.tv range […]

France 24 Android TV app

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France 24 has launched a new Android TV application compatible with the Nexus player and all the devices equipped with the Google operating system (OTT boxes, smart TVs, etc). Available for free on Google Play, this new service is already available in North America, France, Germany and the UK. It will be accessible in the rest of the world by […]

Netflix wants to “own” content

Despite shows such as House of Cards and Orange is The New Black being billed as ‘Netflix originals’, they are not technically Netflix’s content – which is why the content can often also be seen on TV or via rival services. The online streaming giant plans to change that shortly though, with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings telling Bloomberg that the […]

Minecraft YouTube vids clock 3.9bn views in March

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Minecraft remains the most popular game franchise on YouTube by a considerable margin, with videos of the crafting game notching up 3.9 billion views in March 2015 alone according to a chart produced by research firms Newzoo and Octoly. Minecraft was well ahead of second-placed Grand Theft Auto, with its videos attracting 1.4 billion views in March. Mobile game Five […]

Sony, Nippon launch South-East pay-TV channel

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Nippon TV have announced a joint venture to launch GEM Asia, a new general entertainment channel for audiences across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. The pay-TV channel will feature first run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan as well as other North Asian territories. GEM Asia, which will be operated by […]

BBC Earth for India

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Multi Screen Media Private Limited (MSM) and BBC Worldwide have announced the intention to form a strategic partnership to launch BBC Earth, a new premium factual television channel in India. BBC Worldwide will draw on its extensive catalogue of programming from the BBC’s factual genre, while MSM which runs the Sony network of television channels in the country, has extensive […]

Hulu Japan first original series

Hulu Japan, the localised version of the online streaming service, is to produce a Japanese version of German drama format The Last Cop. The production represents Hulu Japan’s first foray into original content production.  Remake rights were acquired by Nippon TV, parent company of Hulu Japan, from Germany’s Red Arrow International. The new version will star Toshiaki Karasawa as a […]

Family Guy returns to BBC2

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Family Guy is returning to BBC Two for the first time in nearly a decade.  Season 13 will be shown on the channel before ITV2 takes over broadcast rights for further seasons later this year. Discussions about where Family Guy would air began after it was revealed BBC Three, its previous home, was becoming an online-only channel. Another of TV’s […]

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