Arabsat accused of pirating beIN Sports

The controversy over which satellite is illegally beaming out pirated signals deepened with a statement August 16th from Qatar-based beIN Sports. The broadcaster accuses beoutQ and Arabsat as facilitating blatant sports piracy “on an industrial scale”. beIN says that independent examinations by three of the world’s “leading digital security, media…

BT Sport extends Ligue 1 TV rights deal

BT Sport has agreed a new deal to show exclusively live Ligue 1 Conforama football and the Coupe de la Ligue in the UK and Republic of Ireland…

Facebook to stream Champions League free to LatAm

Facebook to stream Champions League free to LatAm

Facebook has reached an agreement with UEFA to stream the Champions League in Latin America. Facebook has acquired the TV rights to show 32 live matches for the…

Study: Piracy holds back pay-TV in Asia-Pacific

Despite growth in the number of pay-TV homes in the Asia-Pacific region, challenging economic conditions, an increase in competition and rampant piracy continue to pressure the ability of…

Spain: Vodafone ‘Movistar abusing football rights’

Vodafone Spain has submitted a complaint to regulator CNMC against Movistar over alleged breaches of competition rules in its football pay-TV offers. Vodafone has asked the CNMC to…

SpotX: “Linear TV here to stay”

SpotX: “Linear TV here to stay”

SpotX, the global video advertising and monetsation platform, has released a white paper exploring the evolution of TV and digital video. Based on intelligence from select industry reports,…

UK: CMA probes celebrity social media endorsements

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into whether celebrities are making it clear when they are paid to endorse a product on social media.…

Gracenote boost for mobile video analytics

Gracenote boost for mobile video analytics

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, has announced a new Mobile Video Analytics solution aimed at providing visibility into the quality and performance of the most popular mobile video streaming…

Swisscom TV reaches 1.5m customers

At CHF 5.8 billion (€5.1bn), Swisscom’s net revenue for the first half of 2018 was above the previous year’s level (+ 2. per cent). Revenue in the Swiss…

MPAA updates content security best practices

MPAA updates content security best practices

As part of its dynamic improvement efforts, US movie industry trade body the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has announced the first update of its Content Security…

DStv and SABC agree carriage deal

A joint statement from South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC and MultiChoice says that the two parties have agreed carriage fee terms for SABC channels. The agreement means that…

Dolby Atmos, Vision for Prime’s Jack Ryan

Dolby Atmos, Vision for Prime’s Jack Ryan

Dolby Laboratories and Amazon have confirmed that forthcoming Prime Original series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be available on Prime Video in both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision…

Gogo making progress on In Flight usage

In Flight Entertainment (IFE) business Gogo says it has a near-$1 billion of contracts waiting to be fulfilled, and which stretch over the next 10 years. The contracts…

Analyst: Laptop, tablet ownership 1.5bn units

The connected computing market – including all forms of laptops and tablets – is showing surprising resilience, according to Strategy Analytics’ research. Despite global shipments falling 4 per…

Analyst: Global subscription, ad revenue to reach $559bn

Analyst: Global subscription, ad revenue to reach $559bn

Strategy Analytics forecasts that global consumer and advertising spend on TV and video will grow from $490 billion in 2017 to $559 billion in 2022, an increase of…

Restructure puts Kudelski in red

The Kudelski Group, a provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, has announced its 2018 half year results with a loss for the half year. In…

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