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Grabyo garners $2m funding from global sports stars

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Real-time video specialist Grabyo has raised $2 million in funding from an array of major sports stars on the back of accelerating customer demand, ongoing momentum in social video and the rapid growth of mobile video advertising. The investors and global ambassadors include Premier League footballers Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie, New York Red Bulls star Thierry Henry and […]

US Senator calls for piracy payment prevention

US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is urging leading payment processors to prevent use of their payment networks by websites that are dedicated to online copyright infringement. While Visa and MasterCard both have policies prohibiting the use of their cards for illegal activities, a recent study released by the Digital Citizens Alliance and NetNames revealed that 29 of 30 […]

BitTorrent: ‘Our users buy more content’

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A study of 2,500 BitTorrent users asking them about content purchases and choices, creativity, and the role of music and film in their daily lives has revealed them to be a thriving community of people that care about the arts and multimedia experiences.

Two arrested in Expendables 3 investigation

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The UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has arrested two men on suspicion of leaking action movie The Expendables 3 online before its official release date. The film features an array of famous actors, including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger and was set to hit the big screen in cinemas in the US on 15 August 2014. […]

BBC to broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup

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The BBC has confirmed will be broadcasting every game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. The tournament, which kicks off in June next year, will be played out across BBC Two, BBC Three and the Red Button – alongside extensive coverage on Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website. Director of FIFA TV Niclas Ericson said: “FIFA […]

Pubs hit with EPL copyright breach fines

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Four pubs in England have been ordered by the High Court to each pay the Premier League costs for breaching copyright by making unauthorised broadcasts of Premier League football in their pubs. The details of the pubs and the £30,000 (€37,905) of costs they have been ordered to pay are: The New Inn, Swindon – ordered to pay the Premier […]

Red Arrow and icfli sign Lilyhammer deal for MENA

SVoD platform icflix has picked up the rights to Red Arrow International mobster series “Lilyhammer” for 23 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Carlos Tibi, CEO and founder of icflix, says: “Lilyhammer is an exceptional series with international appeal and we are positive that our members across MENA will enjoy it as much as fans globally have till […]

Aereo files for Chapter 11 reorganisation

Internet entertainment streaming service Aereo, which suspended its operations June 28th following the Supreme Court copyright decision in favour of US broadcasters, has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 reorganisation in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Aereo also announced that it has appointed Lawton Bloom of Argus to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer […]

Canada: Disney content for Shomi

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Shomi, the Canadian VoD service, has signed content distribution agreements with The Walt Disney Studios and The Disney/ABC Television Group. Shomi will now offers a selection of classic Disney family favourites, including 102 Dalmatians, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Chronicles of Narnia mvoies as well as popular movies such as The Prestige and Gone in Sixty Seconds. In addition, shomi […]

UK AV Registration Agency launches

The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) and the founders of ISAN UK (International Standard Audiovisual Number) are collaborating on a new joint ID service to the film and television industry in the UK. Under the terms of the collaboration, EIDR and ISAN UK will form the UK AV Registration Agency and expand its mission to deliver both EIDR IDs and ISANs, […]

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