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AMC takes $200m BBC Worldwide stake

AMC Networks, the global entertainment company behind acclaimed series The Walking Dead, Mad Men, and Rectify, and BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation, are entering into a new long-term creative partnership bringing together two global brands that are behind some of the most-watched, most celebrated programming on television. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, AMC […]

YouView adds iPlayer, BBC Red Button

Customers of on demand service YouView now have access to more BBC programmes with the introduction of new BBC iPlayer and BBC Connected Red Button. Customers will be able to watch exclusive BBC iPlayer programmes and discover content more easily. The refreshed look and feel offers new categories including comedy, arts, history and music. In addition, YouView customers will be […]

Aereo hit by nationwide injunction

Online entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, has been dealt a further legal blow. “Following the Supreme Court’s decision, this Circuit’s law with respect to Aereo’s live or near-live retransmission no longer conflicts with the law of its sister circuits,” Judge Alison Nathan ordered in […]

Ofcom completes Channel 5 sale review

Ofcom has published its ‘change of control’ review following the sale of Channel 5 to Viacom. Ofcom is required by law to carry out a ‘change of control’ review if there is a change of ownership of Channel 5. Ofcom’s review considers the effect, or likely effects, of the change of control of Channel 5 on the time allocated to […]

TVPlayer now live on Amazon’s Fire TV

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With the UK launch of Amazon’s Fire TV, OTT platform TVPlayer has become one of a top selection of entertainment apps to feature on the platform from launch. Following the hugely-successful launch on Amazon Fire tablets, TVPlayer has now been reimagined for the big screen. Users can easily find TVPlayer within the Fire TV Appstore, whether through their remote control […]

£3m boost to tackle digital piracy

The fight against digital piracy and counterfeit goods in the UK has been boosted by £3 million of new government funding to the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). Minister for Intellectual Property (IP), Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced the government’s funding commitment to the national crime unit at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group Conference in London. The unit has now […]

UK couple held on pirate device charge

Detectives from the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have arrested two people in the north-west town of Bury on suspicion of selling devices illegally containing hundreds of thousands of chart-topping karaoke tracks and videos. The pair were arrested by officers from the City of London Police unit with support from Greater Manchester Police following a referral from recorded […]

iiNet opposes copyright infringement action

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Australian ISP iiNet is opposing a request from Dallas Buyers Club LLC – the owners of rights in the film of the same name – to reveal details of people they suspect of infringing copyright on their film. Dallas Buyers Club has applied to the Federal Court for iiNet and a number of other providers to provide such information. Writing […]

IMG to market MLS rights

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Major League Soccer (MLS) and US Soccer have partnered with IMG, a global player in sports and entertainment, to market and distribute global media rights for the two football organisations for the next eight years. The long-term agreement, from 2015-2022, includes MLS as well as US National Team matches played on American soil for both the Men’s and Women’s teams; […]

4.4bn views of YouTube games channels in Sept

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YouTube games channels have become one of the most popular categories on Google’s online video site, with the 100 biggest receiving nearly 4.4 billion video views in September alone – up from 3.5 billion views in May, a According to a chart from industry site Tubefilter, based on data from analytics firm OpenSlate, YouTube’s biggest star PewDiePie with 392.1 million […]

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