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Arabsat denies involvement in beoutQ transmissions

Arabsat president and CEO Khalid Balkheyour firmly denies that his satellite operation is involved in the distribution of pirated signals from beoutQ over the Middle East. Various recent statements from…

Pay-TV subs at 52.5m in Q1 in former USSR countries

According to Dataxis research, pay-TV subscriptions in former European USSR countries (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia) reached 53.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, a…

Jail term for streaming service pirate

Jail term for streaming service pirate

The owner and operator of a major pirate streaming service, and mass supplier of illicit streaming devices that provided illegal access to Premier League football, has been jailed for five…

Dutch card sharing pirate convicted

Collaboration between multiplay operator VodafoneZiggo, the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) and Dutch Police has seen the closure of a card sharing piracy network, with the operator of the illegal network…

Study: Live TV no longer 1st viewing choice

Study: Live TV no longer 1st viewing choice

According to findings from Decoding the Default, the annual study by Hub Entertainment Research which tracks the TV sources US consumers consider their go-to viewing platform, there is a continuing…

Mediaset to broadcast Serie A

Mediaset to broadcast Serie A

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has reached an agreement with digital sports content and media group Perform for the broadcasting of selected Serie A football games and the entire Serie B championship.…

£14/share floor set for Disney Sky bid

The UK’s Panel on Takeovers and Mergers – which administers the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers – has ruled that Disney must offer £14 a share for Sky if…

Vodafone Spain says no to football TV rights

Vodafone Spain has finally refused to pay the asking price for football rights from Telefónica and will rely on TV series and movies to capture subscribers. The General Director of…

Pay-TV in LatAm at 71.4m subs in Q1

According to Dataxis, as at Q1 2018 pay-TV in Latin America reached 71.4 million subscribers, which represents a drop of around 0.1 per cent compared to the end of 2017.…

COBA: Brexit White Paper offers little clarity

COBA: Brexit White Paper offers little clarity

The Government’s White Paper on Brexit offers little clarity for the UK’s £1 billion (€1.13bn) international broadcasting sector, according to the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA), the trade body for commercial…