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Sky, TalkTalk extend distribution partnership

Sky and UK quadplay operator TalkTalk have agreed a new wholesale deal to broaden and extend the distribution of Sky Sports and Sky Movies to TalkTalk’s TV customers. The multi-year agreement will see TalkTalk continue to offer its customers Sky’s sports and movies channels on its YouView service. The deal also includes the rights to catch up content for the […]

FilmOn faces contempt motion

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A federal judge in Manhattan has said that she’s likely to hold streaming video company FilmOn X in contempt of court for continuing to operate after the US Supreme Court’s ruling that Aereo’s streaming service infringed copyright. “I’m inclined to grant the contempt motion,” said US District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald following the hearing, as reported by MediaPost http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/230525/filmon-likely-in-contempt-judge-says.html. […]

WWE pay-TV deal with OSN

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WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and OSN have confirmed that WWE’s flagship television programme Monday Night Raw will now air live on OSN, WWE’s exclusive pay-TV partner in the Middle East and North Africa through 2019. Under this new agreement, fans can now enjoy all of WWE’s programming, including Raw, SmackDown, NXT and Main Event, as well as WWE pay-per-view events […]

Python farewell attracts record viewers

The highly-anticipated live broadcast from the O2 of the final ever performance of the Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down Five to Go stage show, proved a ratings smash-hit for UKTV channel Gold on July 20th with over 700,000 individuals tuning in, making it the highest ever rating commission for Gold (live viewing), and staying in Twitter’s trending topics through […]

Major UK copyright awareness initiative

Representatives from the UK’s creative industries and major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have joined forces with the support of government to launch Creative Content UK, a new partnership that will boost consumer awareness of the wide array of legitimate online content services and help reduce online copyright infringement. It is understood that the partnership will build on existing work in […]

Sky Sports launching Ryder Cup channel

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Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to The 2014 Ryder Cup this autumn, offering two weeks of non-stop golf including exclusively live coverage of the biggest event on the golfing calendar. For the first time ever, Sky Sports 4 will become ‘Sky Sports Ryder Cup’ and will show over 330 hours of golf across 14 days, including 36 hours […]

Copyright Office: Aereo not a cable company

In a further setback for its business operations, US copyright officials have informed Internet TV streaming service Aereo that they do not consider it to be a ‘cable company’ under the terms of copyright law. Aereo suspended its operations June 28 following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters and has suggested that after the Supreme Court’s […]

Disney deal for Netflix Canada

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Netflix Canada and The Walt Disney Studios have agreed a multi-year licensing deal that will bring first-run Disney live-action and animated films to the online streaming service. Starting in mid-2015, Netflix subscribers throughout the country will be able to watch new movies from Disney’s live action division, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks […]

BVA, Industry Trust join forces

Pro-copyright consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness and the British Video Association (BVA) have announced plans to restructure, integrating key functions to focus greater resource on shared challenges. Following an extensive consultation process with their respective members and stakeholders, the change is intended to keep both well-respected organisations on a sustainable path in a rapidly-changing market. Each […]

Economist: ‘File sharing modest impact on box office revenue’

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Koleman Strumpf, a Professor at the University of Kansas School of Business, has conducted a study investigating the economic importance of intellectual property protection. In the paper – Using Markets to Measure the Impact of File Sharing on Movie Revenues – Strumpf suggests there are two main empirical challenges: overcoming the non-random timing of the arrival date of illicit copies […]

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