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Southeast Asia: Coalition Against Piracy unveiled

Southeast Asia: Coalition Against Piracy unveiled

Members and supporters of the newly-established Coalition Against Piracy gathered at the annual CASBAA Convention in Macau on November 7th to mark the initiation of joint work in southeast Asia…

Piracy drop boosts Australia home video consumption

Piracy drop boosts Australia home video consumption

Consumer data released from the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) indicates that in-home consumption of video has benefited from industry efforts to combat film and TV piracy. New research…

Report: 6.5% US households pirating TV monthly

Report: 6.5% US households pirating TV monthly

According to Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight, a report focusing on paid subscription television piracy services from network intelligence  specialist Sandvine, reveals that 6.5 per cent of households in North America…

Analyst: Online piracy losses to hit $52bn

Analyst: Online piracy losses to hit $52bn

Revenues lost to online piracy will nearly double between 2016 and 2022 to $51.6 billion (€44.5bn), according to the Online TV Piracy Forecasts report from Digital TV Research. Covering 138…

Fines for illegal Sky Sports streamers

Fines for illegal Sky Sports streamers

A judgment has been obtained in the High Court of England and Wales against a Sky customer who had been streaming Sky Sports content illegally online. Yusuf Mohammed, of Bristol…

Akamai: “Strong traffic acceleration, piracy attacks a problem”

Akamai Technologies unveiled its Q3 numbers this week, with co-founder and CEO Tom Leighton telling analysts that there was “strong traffic acceleration” in its Media business ($273 million (€231m) in…

La Liga: ‘A global entertainment brand’

La Liga: ‘A global entertainment brand’

According to Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s premier football tournament La Liga, the league is more than just a football competition, and is now a global entertainment company, akin to…

MENA anti-piracy group closes 30 channels

Dubai-based MENA Broadcast Anti-Piracy Coalition says it has successfully seen 30 Arabic and ‘Western’ regular pirate channels closed and a further 26 to cut back on their theft of pirated…

Kodi box seller avoids jail

Kodi box seller avoids jail

A man who sold Kodi TV boxes which allowed viewers to watch subscription sport and movie channels for free has been given a suspended jail term. Brian Thompson, 55 from…

Toolbox and GeoGuard collaborate

GeoGuard, the geo-piracy prevention experts and Toolbox, the entertainment business facilitator, have announced that GeoGuard’s studio-approved and third party tested anti-fraud toolkit has been integrated with Cloud Pass, the Toolbox…