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Oz pirates downloading more content

australia

Research conducted by Sycamore Research and Newspoll suggests that online film and television piracy is increasing in Australia, with 29 per cent of Australian adults admitting to being active pirates. The study also shows active pirates are increasing their frequency of downloading pirated film and television content. Lori Flekser, Executive Director of the IP Awareness Foundation, shared findings of the […]

NBC Universal content for TalkTalk

TalkTalk has agreed a deal with NBCUniversal to bring a new content package to TalkTalk TV customers. The package, branded TVBox, will give on demand box sets of hit US TV series including Suits, Grimm and all seven seasons of 30 Rock to users of YouView from TalkTalk. TVBox Boost is a bespoke package created by NBCUniversal tailored to TalkTalk’s […]

Netflix: “We’re accelerating movie release windows”

TEd-sarandos

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at online entertainment service Netflix, has said that with the company’s foray into original movie production and distribution, it is seeking to accelerate movie choice and availability by going against accepted release windows. “The current distribution model for movies in the US particularly, but also round the world, is pretty antiquated relative to the on-demand […]

James Murdoch: ‘Copyright infringers should be held to account’

James Murdoch, Co-Chief Operating Officer, 21st Century Fox, has joined the growing chorus of senior media executives in declaring that copyright infringement can best be tackled by action from government and enforcement agencies. Participating in a Media Mastermind keynote interview at MIPCOM in Cannes, Murdoch suggested that search engines “driven by clicks” had it in their interest to prioritise enquiries […]

The QYOU launches ‘best of web’ channel

The QYOU (The Q), has launched what it claims is the world’s first international 24/7 pay-TV service to bring a curated selection of high quality, short form, Internet video content to television screens everywhere. The QYOU is available for all pay-TV platforms and supports both video on demand and TV Everywhere applications. The QYOU launched with fast-growing Beijing-based pay-TV operator […]

blinkbox boost for UltraViolet

UltraViolet

blinkbox – the video and music streaming service owned by UK supermarket retailer Tesco – has introduced digital movie and TV locker service UltraViolet to allow customers to build a digital collection from select physical discs they have bought in-store and access them via the service. UltraViolet is backed by a consortium of over 70 companies including major studios Sony […]

Aereo seeks MPVD status

Internet OTT entertainment streaming service Aereo has formalised its desire to be considered an MPVD (Multichannel Video Programming Distributor)– i.e., a service licensable by the US’s Federal Communications Commission and as such liable to negotiate with broadcasters over content, or ‘retransmission’ fees, in contrast to its launch business model, which was based on the premiss that it was not liable […]

CBS, Showtime content for Netflix

CBS Studios has signed a multi-territorycontent deal with Netflix for CBS and Showtime shows including Ray Donovan and Under The Dome in six European markets and the Netherlands.   The agreement also gives Netflix exclusive first-window rights to the Showtime series Penny Dreadful in these markets. “We’re excited to have CBS’s world-class programming and Showtime’s acclaimed original series be part […]

Amazon Prime, Viacom UK content deal

Amazon and Viacom have announced a UK instant video subscription deal to bring six hit US TV series to Amazon Prime Instant Video members in the UK. The multi-year agreement sees Amazon Prime Instant Video exclusively acquire the UK on demand subscription streaming rights to multiple seasons of Viacom shows – Awkward, Kung Fu Panda, Legend of Awesomeness, Penguins of […]

Sky Sports wins ICC cricket rights

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Sky Sports has secured the rights to show international cricket’s biggest events including the ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and ICC Champions Trophy. The agreement means Sky Sports viewers can access exclusive live coverage of 14 ICC competitions, offering over 250 days of live cricket between 2015 and 2023. STAR has been awarded the global rights from the […]

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