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Europe agrees content portability rules

Europe agrees content portability rules

EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV will soon be able to access their content while temporarily in another EU country, following a vote in the European Parliament.…

Commercial TV welcomes EU portability

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the proposal for a regulation on cross-border portability. Once in effect, the regulation will ensure…

Online video spurs W Europe consumer spending

Online video spurs W Europe consumer spending

Critical information, analytics and solutions specialist IHS Markit expects total consumer spending on home video in Western Europe to increase with a CAGR of 3.5 per cent per year, to…

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Jail sentences for DVD fraudsters

Three UK men have been jailed for a total of 10 years and seven months for selling fake DVDs following a successful investigation by Suffolk Trading Standards and the Federation…

Limelight: “High quality sports streaming will deter piracy”

Limelight: “High quality sports streaming will deter piracy”

As the Premier League enters its final week of competition, millions of fans are expected to be tuning in worldwide. But how many people will be watching the match via…

US Q1 home entertainment spend up 2%

US consumer spending on home entertainment was up slightly for the first quarter of 2017, reaching $4.7 billion, according to preliminary figures from trade body DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.…

AOL: “Shorter videos = bigger audiences”

The results from a AOL’s latest global research study reveal the consumer behaviours and industry trends driving the evolution of digital video, and point the way for advertisers and publishers…

European creatives’ country-of-origin licensing warning

Over 400 audiovisual sector leaders covering all 28 Member States have signed a letter urging the EU Institutions to “reject and abandon” a proposal that they suggest “undermines the entire…

MGM buys out EPIX partners for $1bn

MGM buys out EPIX partners for $1bn

MGM is to acquire all of the interests in premium pay-TV network EPIX of fellow partners Viacom, Lionsgate and Paramount  for approximately $1.032 billion (€0.970bn), based on a total value…

Groups call for better cross-border content access

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have urged EU decision makers to give citizens the keys to enjoy more TV and radio programmes from across…