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Big Data

IP means Big Data is now part of the broadcast landscape. What is it, how is it collected, how can it be managed and how will it deliver monetisation? Advanced…

Spain: 7 arrested for pirating STBs

Spain: 7 arrested for pirating STBs

Seven people have been arrested in several Spanish cities (Madrid, Terrasa, Toledo, Córdoba and Cuevas Bajas in Málaga) for manipulating STBs to give illegal access to pay-TV services. The pirates…

25% of young Europeans stream illegally

25% of young Europeans stream illegally

A quarter of EU citizens aged between 15 and 24 have admitted to intentionally using illegal sources to access online content in the past 12 months. Most say they do…

Pub company hit with £120K pay-TV piracy fine

Pub company hit with £120K pay-TV piracy fine

A pub company in the southern England county of Surrey has been found guilty of illegally airing Sky Sports in three of its pubs and ordered to pay a record…

UK newspaper ‘reveals’ Netflix VPN ‘fix’

UK newspaper ‘reveals’ Netflix VPN ‘fix’

A website associated to popular UK daily tabloid newspaper the Daily Mirror has published details of how UK subscribers to Netflix can get ‘more bang for their buck’ by following…

British screen entertainment industry shares insights

Leaders from across the UK home entertainment industry gathered in London for the annual Insight Forum, from the newly-rebranded British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE). The event – Driving the…

Arrests made in pirated STB operation

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Unit (PIPCU) has been involved in a day of action to disrupt the sale of set-top boxes which have been illegally modified to…

British video industry trade body rebrands

British video industry trade body rebrands

Reflecting the evolving video market, the British Video Association (BVA) – which has a proud heritage representing the interests of publishers and rights-owners of pre-recorded filmed entertainment for the past…

Italian police bust pay-TV piracy ring

Italian police bust pay-TV piracy ring

Italy’s Financial Police has exposed a fraud of pay-TV operators Sky Italia and Mediaset Premium, leading to charges being raised against 240 people. The investigation targeted an inhabitant of the…

Pirates arrested for movie ‘camming’

Two men aged 44 and 19 have been arrested by officers from Northumbria Police in the north-east of England after they were found to be in possession of an illegal…