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Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australia: Further site-blocking court action

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has welcomed actions taken by the Federal Court to block an additional 127 domain names which provide access to 15 pirate streaming sites and two torrent…

Israel revokes Al Jazeera journalist accreditation

As expected, Israel has revoked the Press Pass of an Al Jazeera journalist, Elias Karram who is based in Israel. Karram is alleged to have referred to the work of…

DirecTV in $4bn legal battle

A California court has started hearing evidence into an alleged claim that DirecTV has deliberately misled millions of subscribers about the actual costs of viewing programming.  The action has been…

Prime Focus clarifies Game of Thrones incident

Content supply chain specialist Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has issued a Statement clarifying how, on August 4th, 2017, a link to view Episode 4 of Season 7 of Game of…

Report: IP impacting on live production

A social-media-sourced barometer report from virtualised media production solutions specialist Nevion has highlighted the impact that IP technology is continuing to have on the future of the broadcast industry. The…

Colombia: América Móvil and Movistar hit with fine

Colombian authorities have reportedly hit América Móvil and Telefónica’s Movistar with a 4.7 trillion Pesos (about $1.55bn) fine for alleged unauthorised use of the country’s public infrastructure. Journalist Alan Burkitt-Gray,…

DVB Steering Board approves new subtitling spec

A meeting of the DVB Steering Board has approved the new specification for DVB TTML subtitling systems. The specification enables the delivery of next generation subtitles in transport streams for…

Fox/Sky bid: DCMS seeks further details

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has written to regulatory body Ofcom under section 106B(2) of the Enterprise Act 2002, seeking further clarification in relation to…

India has 890 licensed channels

India’s Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) says the nation’s official channel count now stands at 890. The ministry added nine new licences in July 2017. The new licences went…

Conviction for Foxtel pirate

A Sydney man has received an 18-month suspended jail term after illegally selling access to Foxtel services to thousands of people. Haidar Majid Salam Al Baghdadi was convicted for operating…

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