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BREIN, MPAA pirate site pull-down

Dutch anti-piracy body BREIN has teamed up with the Motion Picture Association of America to take down a further 12 US websites it accuses of offering links to illegally downloadable…

BBC on KPN

BBC Worldwide has made a deal with Dutch telco KPN for distribution of the BBC’s five main channels on the operator’s IPTV service as well as carriage of BBC 1…

Italy’s football league may rescue Dahlia TV

Italy’s Lega Calcio Serie A could end up being the saviour of fledgling Italian pay-TV platform Dahlia TV, after Sweden’s Wallenberg Group decided to call it a day. According to…

Research: Who’s uploading to p2p networks?

A study done by the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) identifies and characterises users who upload content on the main P2P piracy networks and defines their incentives for doing…

Al Jazeera Sport nets World Cup rights

Al Jazeera Sport nets World Cup rights

Football’s governing body FIFA has confirmed the extension of its broadcast rights agreement with Al Jazeera Sport for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and the 2022 FIFA World Cup…

UK pirate cases dropped at Court

The lawyer taking hundreds of UK citizens to court for alleged illegal downloading has dramatically withdrawn from all cases. The patent court in London was currently scrutinising 26 cases brought…

Hadopi: Half of French download illegally

Hadopi: Half of French download illegally

Nearly half of people in France download film and music illegally, according to a study by the anti-internet piracy body, Hadopi.  The study found that only one third of users…

Spain: No personal liability for pirates

The Spanish government has watered down parts of its anti-Internet piracy bill in a move designed to win opposition support. The Conservative Popular Party and a Catalan nationalist group have…

Orange to buy 49% of Dailymotion

France Telecom’s Orange has revealed that it is in exclusive negotiations with Dailymotion, the world’s second largest online video site, with a view to taking a 49 per cent share…

MTG eyes ProSieben channels

Modern Times Group is talking with ProSiebenSat.1, about the sale of its European TV and radio group SBS. Valuations on the group go between €1 billion and €1.5 billion. Swedish…