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BBC, Discovery Olympics partnership

The BBC and Discovery Communications have confirmed a long-term Olympic Games agreement in the UK, building on a 30-year partnership between the two global media organisations. The deal means that…

BBC scores online cricket deal

BBC scores online cricket deal

Although the BBC seems to be shedding sports that were one seen as its mainstays, with the loss of Formula 1, horse racing and exclusive coverage of the Open Golf…

US Commerce Dept. proposes copyright law amendments

A report from the US Department of Commerce has recommended amendments to copyright law that would provide both more guidance and greater flexibility to courts in awarding statutory damages. The…

FilmOn acquires CinemaNow

FilmOn acquires CinemaNow

FilmOn TV Networks has acquired CinemaNow, one of the pioneers in providing transactional digital storefronts of premium film and TV content, from Regent Equity Partners. CinemaNow will continue operations as…

Mediapro opens up football rights

Mediapro opens up football rights

Under antitrust threat from the regulator, rights owner Mediapro is reportedly set to open up the football TV rights to Telefonica’s competitors. Mediapro is likely to make an offer over…

ESPN signs ICC highlights deal

ESPN signs ICC highlights deal

ESPN has signed a four-year agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to broadcast digital on-demand highlights of all ICC events to be staged between the 2016-2019 period The agreement,…

Canada: Nickelodeon content for shomi

Canada: Nickelodeon content for shomi

Streaming service shomi has signed a new comprehensive content deal with Corus Entertainment, the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada. The deal includes more than 700 half-hour episodes for…

Telefonica-Mediapro’s football deal probe

Telefonica-Mediapro’s football deal probe

The Spanish Competition watchdog CNMC is looking into the recent football TV agreement between Telefonica and Mediapro, requesting that they modify it to guarantee third parties access to the rights…

Movie exec: ‘IP protection failure threatens film future’

Movie exec: ‘IP protection failure threatens film future’

In the wake of figures indicating that 2015 was the most successful year ever at the Australian cinema box office, a senior industry executive has warned of the threat of…

Alianza tackles LatAm pay-TV piracy

Alianza Contra la Piratería de Televisión Paga (Alianza), the anti-piracy association of the leading companies in the Latin American pay-TV industry, has revealed details of what it says is a…