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20m pirate World Cup viewers


Content services protection and enhancement specialist Viaccess-Orca has released a series of reports that provide detailed information about live-streaming piracy and the effectiveness of its anti-piracy solution during the recent FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Utilising data gathered by Viaccess-Orca’s ‘Eye on Piracy’ solution — which helps content owners and service providers detect, fight, and legally stop piracy — the […]

Day-and-date for Sky’s Busby movie

Sky Movies is releasing Believe, starring Brian Cox, Toby Stephens and Natascha McElhone, on Sky Movies on the same day as it goes into cinemas, offering Sky Movies customers the chance to watch it from the comfort of their own homes. This represents the first time there has ever been a day/date release on the Sky Movies subscription service. The […]

Australia set to toughen online piracy laws

A discussion paper addressing online copyright infringement seems likely to rekindle the debate between Australian copyright holders and ISPs A copy of the leaked document – seen by the Australian Financial Review – is dated July 2014, but it is unclear whether it contains Attorney General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s definitive proposals. The paper calls for comments […]

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


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 […]

WWE pay-TV deal with OSN


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


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 […]

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