Scripps joins IBCAP
October 5, 2022
By Colin Mann
The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has announced its newest member, The E.W. Scripps Company. The addition of Scripps marks IBCAP’s initial expansion into piracy protection for US television channels.
“With this addition, IBCAP is now offering anti-piracy protection services to US channels, beginning with the full suite of Scripps channels,” noted Chris Kuelling, executive director of IBCAP. “Our lab monitors hundreds of services offered through set-top boxes for existing IBCAP members and increasingly detects piracy of US channels on those services. We have succeeded in disrupting or entirely removing other IBCAP member content from those services, and we are pleased to now expand that protection to Scripps channels.”
“By joining IBCAP, we are enhancing our content protection strategy by leveraging IBCAP’s lab and know-how to shut down unauthorised providers of our content,” added Dave Giles, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Scripps. “We have a robust and effective anti-piracy strategy already in place, but by becoming part of the IBCAP alliance, we look forward to adding additional levels of content protection, particularly for the multicultural-focused pirate services that are already part of IBCAP’s enforcement efforts.”
Scripps channels under IBCAP’s protection include Bounce, Bounce XL, CourtTV, Defy, Grit, Grit Xtra, Ion, Ion Mystery, Ion Plus, Laff, Newsy and True Real.