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BBC Store set for early summer


BBC Store, the Corporation’s planned download-to-own service that will effectively supersede the planned global iPlayer, is set to be launched in early summer 2015. Speaking at a Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar on growth in the creative industries, Tim Davie, Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide, the Corporation’s commercial arm, noted that rights concerns often hampered the ability fully to maximise […]

Premier League kicks off rights process


The English Premier League has issued Invitations to Tender (ITT) for its UK audiovisual broadcasting rights for seasons 2016/17 to 2018/19 which include a package that will see live coverage of Friday night football for the first time since the League’s inception in 1992. It has made available to interested parties two separate ITTs inviting bids for: Live broadcasting rights […]

BT Sport acquires World Darts rights


BT Sport has signed a deal to broadcast the BDO World Professional Darts Championship live from the Lakeside Country Club in January 2015. BT Sport will be at the Surrey venue to show the global elite take the oche over 35 hours of coverage from the British Darts Organisation (BDO) World Championships between January 3rd and 11th.  The deal sees […]

Australian ISPs move to create anti-piracy Code


Australia’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) industry will create an industry Code for a notice scheme to combat online copyright infringement or ‘Internet piracy’, in line with decisions made December 10 by the Federal Cabinet. “We support the balanced approach that the Government has taken to what is a serious issue in Australia,” said Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton. “Australia’s ISPs […]

Curzon World boost for

Movie and TV series streaming service is partnering with content distribution group Curzon World, bringing some of Europe’s best independent, art house and foreign language cinema to’s on-demand catalogue. The partnership means a wide range of content from Curzon World’s three distribution labels – Curzon Film World Releasing, Artificial Eye and Chelsea Films – will be available on […]

IP geolocation technology boosts BBC rights compliance

Digital Element, a specialist provider of IP geolocation technology, has confirmed that the BBC has deployed the company’s NetAcuity Edge IP geolocation technology to manage the geographic rights of its online TV and radio content. The BBC is obliged to comply with geographic licensing rights for its streaming on demand service. Deploying real-time IP geolocation data enables the BBC to permit access […]

National Geographic content for China’s Tencent

Fox International Channels (FIC) and Tencent have agreed on a strategic cooperation for National Geographic Channel (NGC) documentaries to be made available online in China on the Internet giant’s video platform, Tencent Video, as part of a NGC branded block. Over 300 hours of programming and documentaries from National Geographic Channel will be available on Tencent Video in 2015. Under […]

Pirate Bay offline after police raid

Pirate Bay has been taken offline following a police raid in Sweden. Servers were seized after a complaint from the Rights Alliance. According to Torrent Freak the police operation took place in an area in Nacka, south-east of Stockholm. The area’s mountainous terrain is used as a natural cooling system for computer servers. The Pirate Bay has operated for over […]

Discovery content for Hulu

US streaming service Hulu has partnered with Discovery Communications to offer select content from January 1st. Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America, and Discovery en Espanol shows will run on the service. Hulu will also have exclusive SVoD rights to show including Deadliest Catch, Mythbusters and Treehouse Masters. “Discovery Communications is proud to partner with Hulu […]

Australia announces steps to tackle online piracy


The Australian Government has announced new measures to ensure Australians make informed choices when accessing online content and to strengthen the industry’s ability to tackle online copyright infringement. Copyright protection provides an essential mechanism for ensuring the viability and success of creative industries by incentivising and rewarding creators. The rapid growth of the Internet has brought significant challenges to the […]

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