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Hollywood copyright concerns about FCC STB proposal

Hollywood copyright concerns about FCC STB proposal

The Motion Picture Association of America MPAA) and labour union SAG-AFTRA have jointly filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission expressing concerns about Chairman Wheeler’s proposal designed to open up…

A+E, BT renew carriage deal

A+E, BT renew carriage deal

A+E Networks UK has signed a new carriage deal with BT TV, securing the long-term availability of the company’s channel portfolio, History, H2, Lifetime and Crime + Investigation, on BT’s…

OSN hails anti-piracy success

Middle East and North Africa pay-TV network OSN has secured a number of major successes in its fight against television piracy across the region, having carried out more than 316…

UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy

UK: 10-year sentence for online piracy

The UK Government has confirmed that it plans to harmonise the maximum sentence for online copyright infringement with physical infringement – at 10 years. The proposal was contained in its…

Sky: Bundesliga “Bogeyman” will be expensive

Sky’s solid financial results pleased the market, but the likely costs of winning the impending German Bundesliga football TV rights, coming up for the final stages of auction at the…

Viacom and DISH agree multi-year renewal

The latest in a series of carriage renewal stand-offs which risked some of the US’s favourite channels going dark on the country’s leading satellite provider has been resolved, with DISH…

Anti-trust fines for Italian football rights deal

The Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) has levied €66 million in fines to the Italian league (Lega Calcio) and its rights holders for fixing the…

Global broadcasters pick-up BBC Shakespeare special

Global broadcasters pick-up BBC Shakespeare special

BBC Worldwide has revealed that Movistar in Spain, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland have all picked up the TV rights for Shakespeare Live From the RSC, with ARTE…

Sky’s Darroch notes sports rights inflation

According to Sky Europe’s CEO Jeremy Darroch, speaking on CNBC’s business news channel, although the cost of acquiring certain sports rights has risen, the broadcaster’s ability to monetise these over…

DISH, Chinese programmers file piracy lawsuit

Pay-TV platform DISH, TVB (USA) and CCTV have filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York to halt what they allege is illegal…