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UK AV Registration Agency launches

The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) and the founders of ISAN UK (International Standard Audiovisual Number) are collaborating on a new joint ID service to the film and television industry in the UK. Under the terms of the collaboration, EIDR and ISAN UK will form the UK AV Registration Agency and expand its mission to deliver both EIDR IDs and ISANs, […]

Rights project ‘exceeds expectations’

RDI, the part-EU-funded project, working to make it possible for any user to find out anything about any rights information on any online content, is exceeding its expectations and is set to result in real commercial implementations, its members claim. Speaking at a conference in Brussels to update delegates on progress on the digital copyright project Rights Data Integration (RDI), […]

White House: ‘Illegal streaming should be a felony’

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A senior US cybersecurity and intellectual property official has suggested that large-scale illegal downloading of movies, TV shows and music on the Internet should be a felony. In a response to a pair of petitions on the White House website urging the Obama administration to back off of any new intellectual property laws that would further criminalise sharing of media […]

Demand for local content will spur MENA media growth

Untapped demand for local, Arabic content will spur rapid regional media growth over the next five years, according to a study unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. The joint study undertaken by management consultancy Strategy & and Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi, twofour54 , also found that accelerated adoption of mobile technology, evolutions in paid and digital media, and […]

Mirada and Edgeware partner

Edgeware, a specilaist in distributed video delivery, has announces its partnership with Mirada, the AIM-quoted audiovisual technology supplier, to provide an end-to-end multiscreen solution that reduces costs and time to market for pay-TV operators regardless of network type. The joint solution is already enabling four leading operators in Brazil, Mexico and Spain to rapidly add and scale new attractive services […]

ACCESS NetFront selected by Nintendo

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ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, has confirmed that NetFront Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, has been selected by Nintendo as the browser engine for its New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS  LL game consoles. NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser developed and provided by ACCESS. It […]

ProSiebenSat.1 expands Level 3 services

Level 3 Communications has been awarded additional business with the Germany-based media group ProSiebenSat.1. Level 3 will now provide services to the group across four business units: ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, ProSiebenSat.1 Games, ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion and maxdome GmbH. The use of Level 3’s content delivery network (CDN) and security services supports the ProSiebenSat.1 group in achieving the diversification of revenue streams beyond […]

Sky to benefit from Ofcom EPL review

The decision by UK media regulator Ofcom to investigate the way in which the English Premier League sells domestic rights managed to send Sky’s share price up a very healthy 43p to £8.90 in robust trading. The market’s sentiment reflects the general view that Sky might well emerge from the review in a better position than today. Investment bank Berenberg […]

UPC Hungary: 80% YouTube STB take-up

The percentage of available subscribers accessing YouTube via existing STBs in UPC Hungary has risen substantially to 80 per cent, according to Arpad Jordan, CTO, UPC Central and Eastern Europe. Addressing delegates at the OTTtv World Summit in London, Jordan admitted that from previous experience, UPC expected something around 30 per cent to 40 per cent of take-up rate. “What […]

Encore and Movieplex on Xbox One

Starz has announced that Encore Play and Movieplex Play, the authenticated online TV Everywhere services for Encore and Movieplex premium subscribers respectively, launched successfully today on Xbox One. The Encore Playand Movieplex Play launches today follow the associated August 2014 debut of Starz Play on Xbox One. All three premium pay TV Everywhere services are also available on Xbox 360, bringing the great user experience […]

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