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Pirate Bay founder gets jail

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking into computers and illegally downloading files. He and a co-defendant were convicted of breaking into computers owned by technology services giant CSC by a Danish court. Prosecutors said it was the “largest hacking case to date”. Warg’s accomplice was given a six-month jail sentence but […]

‘Wearables’ banned from US cinemas

The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners announced an update to their joint policy to prevent film theft in theatres. The update was made fully to integrate wearable tech into the rules following a joint meeting of NATO and MPAA theatrical anti-piracy teams at ShowEast, the annual industry convention and trade show. The updated […]

Sky Sports converts RFU partnership

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Sky Sports have extended their partnership with a new five-year broadcast deal which will also see Sky Sports become a top level RFU partner, with a range of partnership rights for the first time. The agreement strengthens one of the longest running broadcast partnerships in sport, taking it until the end of the 2019/20 […]

Watchup on Amazon Fire TV stick

Watchup, the Stanford startup, has announced that its video aggregator news app will be exclusively available on televisions via the Amazon Fire TV Stick ­ Amazon¹s first streaming media stick. The Watchup app is free and will be available on the Amazon Fire TV Stick shipping in mid-November 2014. Watchup¹s app will offer viewers a TV newscast experience based on […]

Cinedigm, Vimeo distribution deal

Cinedigm and Vimeo have signed a deal to bring ongoing releases from the content distributor’s celebrated catalogue to Vimeo On Demand, kicking off with the release of My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. As part of the partnership, Cinedigm will release a number of films exclusively and non-exclusively on Vimeo On Demand over the next year and participate in […]

THEMA signs agreement with iROKOtv Partners

THEMA and iROKOtv Partners are reinforcing their collaboration with the signing of an exclusive two-year-long agreement to provide some 200 films/year to Nollywood TV. These films will be broadcast for the very first time in French in all of French-speaking Africa and in France, only on Nollywood TV. This excellent initiative seals the alliance between English-speaking and French-speaking Nollywood leaders. […]

Sky in $7m Whistle Sports investment

Sky has invested $7 million in Whistle Sports, the world’s largest sport-focused cross-platform network as the two companies look to work together on creating exciting new content for younger sports fans, particularly ‘young millennials’. Whistle Sports partners with online personalities who create unique video content themed around sports, sports brands and franchises. The network uses a combination of youth-orientated celebrities, […]

Hulu, Viacom extend streaming deal


Hulu and Viacom have extended their content deal to bring more shows to the online streaming platform. The expansion of the deal, which began in 2011, will bring more library episodes of shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, Spike, TVLand and others, and will add a selection of Latino kids’ programming in Spanish from Nickelodeon. Under the agreement, […]

Canada: CBC holds on to Olympics rights


The CBC recently lost the broadcast rights to NHL hockey, but has held on to the Olympic Games through2020. The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that the CBC has won the Canadian rights to air the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Games in Tokyo. CBC was already the rights-holder for the 2016 Olympics in Rio […]

MTV, Channel 5 joint broadcast of MTV EMA 2014


MTV’s biggest international music awards show, the 2014 MTV EMA, is to be broadcast ‘live’ simultaneously on both Channel 5 and MTV in the UK for the first time this year. The show will be broadcast with a one-hour time delay at 9pm GMT on both MTV UK and Channel 5. It means the awards show will be available to […]

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