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SintecMedia DRM for France’s TF1

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SintecMedia has revealed that TF1, the French broadcaster, has implemented OnRights, the rights management software solution designed to help broadcasters earn higher revenue from content and licensing inventories across their digital platforms. TF1 turned to SintecMedia to manage and track content rights and inventory across its entire multi-platform business and diverse catalog of acquired, commissioned and distributed content. TF1’s Michel […]

IS cyber attack downs TV5


French broadcaster TV5Monde is trying to regain control of its 11 channels and websites after an “extremely powerful” cyber attack by so-called Islamic State. The attack began around 10pm French time on Wednesday, said Yves Bigot in an interview on RTL radio, and the hackers knocked out the TV channels and posted material on the broadcaster’s Facebook and Twitter feeds. […]

EchoStar, Nagra join forces in SmarDTV

Kudelski and EchoStar have confirmed EchoStar will become a shareholder in SmarDTV, the subsidiary of Kudelski that offers advanced set-top boxes and conditional access modules. As part of the transaction, EchoStar’s operations in the UK and Spain will be transferred to SmarDTV. SmarDTV will build on the heritage of Nagra, Conax and OpenTV, as well as EchoStar’s engineering and technology […]

thePlatform for Stan and shomi

thePlatform, the white-label video publishing company and independent subsidiary of Comcast, has been selected by Stan, the joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, to provide back-end video services for the Australian subscription VoD service. Stan offers unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment for A$10 per month. Under the agreement, thePlatform’s cloud-based mpx video publishing system will manage […]

ZOO Digital delivers iTunes content

Apple has approved ZOO Digital to deliver motion picture and television content directly to iTunes. Clients including major Hollywood studios and global broadcasters will now be able to benefit from a direct and efficient route to iTunes, making their content available for sale sooner in global territories. ZOO Digital President, Gordon Doran, commented: “ZOO is delighted to have gained Apple […]

South Africa to miss DSO deadline

Although South Africa’s Communications Minister Faith Muthambi had earlier intimated that the nation would switch off its analogue broadcasting system in June, the Department of Communications has issued a New Broadcasting Digital Migration policy which suggests this is not the case. The Department says it welcomes the Cabinet decision regarding the approval of the Broadcasting Digital Migration Amendment Policy with […]

Piksel Guard supports all major DRM

Piksel, a global provider of video monetisation software and solutions, has announced the latest release of its multi-DRM software product, Piksel Guard, which now supports all major DRM technologies that online video providers use for their valuable video assets. With this release, Piksel takes a further step towards ensuring that online video providers can maintain the highest level of flexibility […]

Belgian card-sharers further penalised

In a joint card-sharing case brought by a number of members of audiovisual anti-piracy body AAPA, the court of appeal of Liège (Belgium) has upheld the decision of the court of first instance (in Dinant) and increased the penalty for an illegal card sharing network operator and his accomplice. The operator of the card-sharing network hosted approximately 400 users and […]

Panasonic Avionics selects Intertrust’s ExpressPlay Marlin DRM technology

Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Intertrust have announced that Panasonic’s wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, eXW, uses Intertrust’s ExpressPlay Marlin Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology to protect and manage in-flight content libraries. “We selected Intertrust’s ExpressPlay technology for two reasons,” said Laurie da Silva, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Panasonic Avionics. “It is a proven technology used in consumer devices like […]

AAPA welcomes card-sharing convictions

Anti-piracy body AAPA has welcomed the outcome of three separate criminal cases involving AAPA member Sky Deutschland which have seen local courts in Germany issue fines and suspended prison sentences to operators of different card-sharing servers in Recklinghausen, Munich and Pforzheim. The case in the local court of Bochum resulted in a suspended prison sentence of 1 year and 6 […]

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