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DISH wins pirate IPTV court case​

DISH wins pirate IPTV court case​

A US federal court has ruled that the owners of the Lool IPTV service unlawfully streamed international television channels to users in the United States in violation of rights held…

Sony files patent suit against Pace and Arris

Set-top box maker Arris is being investigated by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over alleged patent infringements on boxes supplied to a number of US cable MSOs as well…

Florida hits satellite viewing with higher tax

Florida residents must pay a higher tax if viewing programming from satellite rather than cable TV. The Florida Supreme Court made the ruling on April 13th and overturned an earlier…

UK consults on Channel 4 regional impact

UK consults on Channel 4 regional impact

The UK government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is launching a consultation to seek views on how public service broadcaster Channel 4 can most effectively contribute to regional…

Digital UK chief: ‘Don’t believe Silicon Valley OTT hype’

Digital UK chief: ‘Don’t believe Silicon Valley OTT hype’

Jonathan Thompson, Chief Executive of Digital UK, the body which supports digital terrestrial TV in the UK and provides operational support for the Freeview DTT platform, has suggested that Silicon…

IBCAP, NAGRA ramp up anti-piracy fight

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP), an alliance of leading international broadcasters committed to combatting unauthorised streaming and distribution of international television content in the United States, and content…

Spain: Successful raid on illegal IPTV operation

The Spanish National Police and Europol have revealed the successful raid of one of the largest European illegal IPTV streaming businesses. In a collaborative operation with Europol, Eurojust, Spanish specialised…

Ergen hit by Mexican fine

Charlie Ergen’s joint-venture in Dish Mexico with billionaire Carlos Slim’s Telmex operation has been hit with a fine by Mexico’s Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) for failing to observe the…

FilmOn X calls for ‘en banc’ rehearing

Ryan Baker, of Baker Marquart, the law firm acting for OTT streaming service FilmOn X, has filed a petition for rehearing en banc (a session in which a case is…

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…