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UK camcorder pirate jailed

A man from the UK’s West Midlands has been sentenced to 33 months imprisonment for recording a blockbuster film in a cinema, uploading it to the Internet, and producing and selling copies to the public. In May 2013, the accused, Philip Danks, went to the Showcase cinema in Walsall and used a camcorder to record Fast and Furious 6, the […]

Pirated media assets diverting billions

According to Tru Optik, a Big Data start-up that empowers enterprises with the leading indicators and insight needed better to identify and monetise audience and consumer demand, more than $275 billion of digital content was pirated through peer-to-peer networks during the first six months of 2014. In the company’s study – Digital Media Unmonetized Demand and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Report […]

Fox Sports acquires Europa League for Hong Kong


Fox Sports, Fox International Channels’ (FIC) sports network, has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights for the UEFA Europa League in Hong Kong for 3 seasons, starting with the 2015-16 season.  This is the first time Fox Sports has acquired the rights to the UEFA Europa League in Asia. The multimedia platform deal covers linear channels, IPTV, Internet and Mobile with […]

Anti-piracy coalition claims take-down success

Since its formation in March 2014 by major Middle East broadcasters, satellite operators and service providers, the Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition has taken some important steps in its battle against the region’s vast number of pirate TV channels. As a result of the continuous monitoring and reporting of intellectual property infringements, the following channels are now off air: Al-Mamnou, Ahl […]

Euronews 24/7 on TVPlayer

Euronews, the most-watched news channel in Europe, has launched on live TV streaming service TVPlayer. Covering world news and broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Euronews live currently reaches 415 million households in 156 countries. The move will bring around-the-clock coverage of the most up-to-date news, business and current affair stories, as well as lifestyle features, to […]

BT: ‘Better placed for Premier League bids’

Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Mansfield in the third round of the FA Cup

John Petter, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, has suggested the telco is in a stronger position to secure further English Premier League football coverage when the next bidding round starts, possibly in early 2015. Speaking to the UK’s Sunday Telegraph, Petter says that two “big things” have changed since it won the rights to 38 ‘top pick’ matches a season […]

EFA launches


Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), Australia’s leading voice for digital rights since 1994, has launched, a website that provides information about the legal availability in Australia of the top ten most infringed movies worldwide. EFA has also published a submission guide for people interested in responding to the government’s Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper. According to figures on the […]

Premier League gets tough on Vine videos


The English Premier League has warned fans who post Vine videos of top-flight matches are in breach of copyright law. The league’s governing body said it is now working with social media providers such as Twitter to take down pirated clips. Within moments of goals being scored, Vine videos – which streams six-second looped clips appear online. They are typically […]

Exclusive European rugby on BT Sport

BT Sport will show exclusive live matches from the new European Rugby Champions Cup, the successor to the Heineken Cup, as well as the new European Rugby Challenge Cup. In the European Rugby Champions Cup, BT Sport will show at least five matches exclusively live from each of the opening rounds of the tournament, plus two quarter-finals and a semi-final. […]

Canal+ clinches Formula E deal

French pay-TV operator Canal+ is to televise live coverage of all races in the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship for the next three seasons. In a deal brokered by international media company MP & Silva, Canal+ will have exclusive broadcasting rights for live races covering the entire French region, along with Andorra and Monaco. In addition, it will air […]

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