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Rights project ‘exceeds expectations’

RDI, the part-EU-funded project, working to make it possible for any user to find out anything about any rights information on any online content, is exceeding its expectations and is set to result in real commercial implementations, its members claim. Speaking at a conference in Brussels to update delegates on progress on the digital copyright project Rights Data Integration (RDI), […]

White House: ‘Illegal streaming should be a felony’

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A senior US cybersecurity and intellectual property official has suggested that large-scale illegal downloading of movies, TV shows and music on the Internet should be a felony. In a response to a pair of petitions on the White House website urging the Obama administration to back off of any new intellectual property laws that would further criminalise sharing of media […]

Sky to benefit from Ofcom EPL review

The decision by UK media regulator Ofcom to investigate the way in which the English Premier League sells domestic rights managed to send Sky’s share price up a very healthy 43p to £8.90 in robust trading. The market’s sentiment reflects the general view that Sky might well emerge from the review in a better position than today. Investment bank Berenberg […]

Ofcom to investigate Premier League rights

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UK comms regulator Ofcom has opened an investigation into how the English Premier League sells live UK audio-visual media rights for Premier League football matches. The investigation will be carried out under the Competition Act and follows a complaint from Virgin Media, which was submitted to Ofcom in September. As set out in section 25 of the Competition Act, Ofcom […]

TF1, YouTube settle upload dispute

French broadcaster TF1 and YouTube have announced an end to a years-long legal dispute regarding TF1 content that had been uploaded to YouTube by users. As part of this settlement agreement, YouTube has reaffirmed its commitment to providing its content protection system (Content ID) and to giving right holders full control over their content. The settlement also includes a partnership […]

Mediapro lines up LatAm F1 channel

Spanish multimedia communications group Mediapro is to launch a 24 hour Formula One channel for the entire Latin American region (except Brazil) in 2015 devoted to everything surrounding and related to the championship. The new channel, which will be produced and distributed with Direct TV, will offer live broadcasts of all the Grand Prix races, 10 of which will be […]

Australia set to block content piracy websites

Australia media sources suggest that Attorney-General George Brandis and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull intend to present to Cabinet before Christmas formal proposals following the July publication of their Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper which sought public submissions on draft proposals designed to address online piracy. It is understood they will recommend that government require ISPs to forward letters alleging copyright […]

Copyright reform priority for Digital Single Market VP

Andrus Ansip, the incoming European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, has revealed details of how the European Commission plans to move ahead with building a connected Digital Single Market. In a Blog Post reporting on the first high-level meeting between all the ‘DSM Commissioners’ to kick off five years of teamwork, said that the team discussed and agreed […]

Sony unveils cloud-based PlayStation Vue

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Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have unveiled PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based TV service that Sony says “reinvents the television experience”. “Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business. […]

UKTV in Virgin Media on demand deal

Virgin TV customers can now enjoy on demand entertainment from all 10 of satellite and cable broadcaster UKTV’s channels for the first time. Programmes can now be viewed from across UKTV’s channel line-up, including Dave, Watch, Alibi, Gold, Drama, Eden, Good Food, Home, Really and Yesterday. From early December, the content will move under UKTV’s new digital brand, UKTV Play. […]

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