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65m watch iPlayer overseas

65m watch iPlayer overseas

Over 60 million people around the world are bypassing online restrictions to use the BBC’s iPlayer service, according to figures from research company GlobalWebIndex. It claims nearly 65 million people…

UK consumers give boost to legal downloading

A survey from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has revealed that 62 per cent of Internet users in the UK have downloaded or streamed music, TV shows, films, computer…

Sky Sports scores Premier League video clip rights

Sky Sports scores Premier League video clip rights

Sky Sports has further strengthened its position as the home of the Premier League by winning the rights to show clips from every Premier League game across its digital platforms.…

Research: Accessibility, affordability best anti-piracy tools

Research conducted by the Australian and UK Governments shows Australia has high levels of online copyright infringement and reinforces the need for international and industry cooperation to address piracy. Both…

Australian MP: ‘Anti-piracy rules won’t work’

Australian MP: ‘Anti-piracy rules won’t work’

Ed Husic, Australia’s Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer, has suggested that consumers aren’t all to blame for piracy, with governments and business having to step up and offer…

TIM output deals with NBCU and Twentieth Century Fox

Italy’s TIM has signed content deals with NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox for its on demand streaming service TIMvision. The multi-year agreement with NBC Universal will enable the telco…

UK government mulls stronger anti-piracy measures

The UK government has launched a consultation on plans to increase the maximum sentence for commercial-scale online copyright infringement from two to 10 years imprisonment. Proposals set out in the…

Advocacy group: Copyright decision could benefit consumers and competition

The preliminary decision from District Court Judge George Wu issued finding that online video service FilmOn is entitled to a compulsory copyright licence has been applauded by US public interest…

Court victory for FilmOn in copyright licensing fight

Internet television streaming company FilmOn has won a surprise ruling that it is potentially entitled to a compulsory licence to retransmit broadcasters’ copyrighted programming. US District Judge George Wu ruled…

BT reveals Ultra HD prices

BT has announced details of its new BT TV Ultra HD package, which includes Europe’s very first live sports Ultra HD (4K) channel, BT Sport Ultra HD, and the company’s…