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Operation Creative tackles digital piracy

January 11th saw officers from the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) visit organisations found to be advertising on websites involved in digital piracy. Officers from the…

Johnson given UK IP brief

Johnson given UK IP brief

Jo Johnson MP, the UK’s Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation in the Department for Education, has added Intellectual Property to his portfolio of responsibilities. The role…

Fox content for Starz Play

Fox content for Starz Play

Starz Play, the on-demand video streaming service available in 19 countries across the MENA region, has announced an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to provide its movies and…

Analysts: Amazon going global is just the beginning

Analysts: Amazon going global is just the beginning

According to research and knowledge-based consulting company Futuresource Consulting, announcements of global roll-outs in the video space at the start of 2016 and 2017 respectively by Netflix and Amazon are…

Sony kids’ catch-up on YouView

Sony Pictures Television’s portfolio of kids’ channels is launching a catch-up service on UK Internet TV platform YouView from January 10th. Following YouView’s recent announcement of a re-engineering and redesign…

Eurosport to air 1,000 hours of Grand Slam tennis

2017 will see Eurosport and the Eurosport Player will deliver almost 1,000 hours of live top level tennis, showing every Grand Slam match from every court, starting at this month’s…

Hulu adds CBS nets to live TV service

Premium entertainment streaming service Hulu has agreed a comprehensive deal with CBS Corporation to carry America’s most-watched broadcast network, CBS, as well as popular sports and entertainment channels CBS Sports…

Samsung TVs add Verimatrix watermarking

Revenue security and enhancement specialist Verimatrix and Samsung Electronics have announced an expanded partnership to ensure the 2017 line of Samsung Smart TVs comply with the Ultra HD (UHD) and…

Study: Content owners should communicate with pirates

A research study in the International Journal of Business Environment suggests that content providers must take a pragmatic view based on social consensus to persuade illicit downloaders that their behaviour…

Game of Thrones most-pirated show in 2016

Game of Thrones most-pirated show in 2016

File-sharing site TorrentFreak has analysed the most-pirated TV shows of 2016 through BitTorrent, with Game of Thrones claiming the dubious honour for the fifth year in a row. The site…