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MPs to quiz Amazon, YouTube

MPs to quiz Amazon, YouTube

Executives from Amazon and YouTube will face the Digital, Media, Culture and Sports Committee of the UK parliament on November 3rd to give evidence on the UK’s broadcasting environment, its…

Antrix hit with $1.2bn verdict

The commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation, Antrix, has been ordered by a US Federal Court in an arbitration to pay $1.2 billion to Devas Multimedia. The US…

Premier League to review PPV stance

Premier League to review PPV stance

The Premier League has confirmed it will review its controversial pay-per-view (PPV) scheme in the coming weeks after a shareholders’ meeting took place on October 27th. During October, matches not…

Analyst: UK 5G delay ‘economic risks’

Analyst: UK 5G delay ‘economic risks’

The Government’s own acknowledgement of a likely delay in rolling-out 5G in the UK risks not fully realising £108 billion worth of economic benefit and the creation of 350,000 jobs…

FCC TVWS boost for rural broadband

The Federal Communications Commission has amended its rules governing unlicensed wireless services provided over spectrum in the television broadcasting bands – the so-called TV White Spaces (TVWS). The amended rules…

Portugal: 1% revenue tariff on VoD platforms

Portugal: 1% revenue tariff on VoD platforms

Portugal’s Parliament has approved the new Cinema Law that transposes to Portuguese law a European Directive from 2018 regulating the provision of audiovisual media services. One of the key parts…

Report: Incentives, deterrents key to beating sports piracy

A report from video software provider Synamedia, Tackling Sports Piracy in an IP World, sets out an evidence-based approach to fight sports piracy, alongside new strategies for sports rights owners…

NENT Group moves licences to Sweden

NENT Group moves licences to Sweden

In a move likely to be repeated in the coming weeks and months, Nordic region streaming company Nordic Entertainment Group is to move the registrations for its streaming platforms and…

SABC wants Netflix & DStv to pay licence fees

SABC wants Netflix & DStv to pay licence fees

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC, in a presentation to the nation’s parliament, said that it was time for broadcasters such as MultiChoice/DStv and Netflix to pay licences fees for their…

GeoGuard support for anti-piracy advocacy

GeoGuard support for anti-piracy advocacy

Noting that online content piracy has surged during the pandemic, as more people at home are using VPNs and DNS proxies to circumvent territorial restrictions in order to illegally access…

Mediapro’s Telefoot plays on; reports 600K subs

Football pay-TV channel Telefoot is to continue in business and is already claiming 600,000 subscribers. Jaume Roures, CEO of Chinese-Spanish group Mediapro, says he has no intention of exiting the deal…

Research: Lockdown increases parents’ illegal downloads

Research: Lockdown increases parents’ illegal downloads

The majority of parents who have previously downloaded illegal content for their kids said they have done so more during lockdown, according to a new report from online safety advisory…

EU States call for 5G ‘disinformation’ action

EU States call for 5G ‘disinformation’ action

Fifteen EU Member States have written to European Union Commissioners calling for a communications strategy that provides reliable information related to 5G. In the letter to Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President,…

Anti-piracy campaigns honoured

Anti-piracy campaigns honoured

The Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has announced the 2020 awards given to an individual or team from the public sector for a successful initiative to tackle audiovisual piracy. The joint…

DCMS ‘clarifies’ post Brexit rules

DCMS ‘clarifies’ post Brexit rules

In a coordinated move with PM Boris Johnson’s statement on the state of Brexit negotiations on his ‘deal deadline’, DCMS has issued a clarification of where British broadcasters and VoD…

Study: 49% of Filipinos admit online piracy

Study: 49% of Filipinos admit online piracy

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Filipino consumers has found that 49 per cent access streaming piracy websites or torrent sites. The levels of piracy went as…

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