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Switzerland placed on piracy Watch List

On the heels of World Intellectual Property Day, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released the 2016 Special 301 Report on the global state of intellectual…

MPA: No single tool to fix piracy

MPA: No single tool to fix piracy

According to Stan McCoy, President and Managing Director, MPA EMEA – the European arm of the Motion Picture Association of America – there isn’t one tool that will fix online…

Hong Kong: now TV acquires Euro 2016 rights

Hong Kong: now TV acquires Euro 2016 rights

now TV, Hong Kong’s largest pay-TV operator, has secured the non-exclusive broadcast rights of the Euro 2016 football tournament for Hong Kong viewers and will screen all 51 matches live…

Vietnam: K+ retains Premier League rights

Vietnam: K+ retains Premier League rights

MP & Silva has awarded the live broadcast rights for the Premier League in Vietnam to K+ Satellite Digital Television from season 2016/17 to 2018/19. MP & Silva holds the…

Hollywood copyright concerns about FCC STB proposal

Hollywood copyright concerns about FCC STB proposal

The Motion Picture Association of America MPAA) and labour union SAG-AFTRA have jointly filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission expressing concerns about Chairman Wheeler’s proposal designed to open up…

A+E, BT renew carriage deal

A+E, BT renew carriage deal

A+E Networks UK has signed a new carriage deal with BT TV, securing the long-term availability of the company’s channel portfolio, History, H2, Lifetime and Crime + Investigation, on BT’s…

OSN hails anti-piracy success

Middle East and North Africa pay-TV network OSN has secured a number of major successes in its fight against television piracy across the region, having carried out more than 316…

UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy

UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy

The UK Government has confirmed that it plans to harmonise the maximum sentence for online copyright infringement with physical infringement – at 10 years. The proposal was contained in its…

Sky: Bundesliga “Bogeyman” will be expensive

Sky’s solid financial results pleased the market, but the likely costs of winning the impending German Bundesliga football TV rights, coming up for the final stages of auction at the…

Viacom and DISH agree multi-year renewal

The latest in a series of carriage renewal stand-offs which risked some of the US’s favourite channels going dark on the country’s leading satellite provider has been resolved, with DISH…

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