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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…

Video over Ethernet Alliance launch

AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee announced that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardise the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments,…

MX1 staffers accused of “swindling” SES

Reports have emerged in the Israeli business press that senior executives at MX1 (the former RR Media) have been accused of allegedly “swindling…and acting utterly illegally and in complete violation…

BBC to revamp iPlayer

BBC to revamp iPlayer

BBC Director-General Tony Hall has said the corporation needs to reinvent its on-demand iPlayer service to make the leap from a catch-up service to a “must-visit” destination in its own…

EC court action over Spain’s DTT aid

EC court action over Spain’s DTT aid

The European Commission is referring Spain to the Court of Justice under Article 108(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The move follows Spain’s failure…

Analyst: Cellcos should embrace LTE Broadcast now

Consultancy firm Strategy Analytics has recommended that mobile operators, especially those with multi-screen assets and ambitions to provide superior mobile video and data experiences to customers, adopt eMBMS, or LTE…

EU to toughen up ‘cookie’ laws

The European Commission is working on much stricter rules covering the use of computer data code in the form of ‘cookies’. The scheme has been around for some times but…

Industry Forum boost for VR service adoption

Industry Forum boost for VR service adoption

At CES in Las Vegas, 28 companies announced the Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF), a not-for-profit company with its purpose stated as: “To further the widespread availability of high-quality audiovisual…

Ultra HD Forum updates deployment guidelines

The Ultra HD Forum, the global organisation defining industry best practices for the introduction of technologies to facilitate the ultra-HD viewing experience, has released version 1.2 of its Ultra HD…