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Study: Italy sees drop in content piracy

Study: Italy sees drop in content piracy

Content piracy is still a problem in Italy, although the number of illegal acts in 2018 dropped by 8 per cent compared to the previous year. This is the conclusion…

FTA Cricket World Cup final attracts 8.3m viewers

FTA Cricket World Cup final attracts 8.3m viewers

Sky and Channel 4’s shared FTA coverage of the Cricket World Cup final on July 14th – which saw England beat New Zealand in the competition’s first ever ‘super over’…

Wimbledon hit by beoutQ piracy

The Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament has for the second consecutive year become a victim of the illegal Saudi Arabia piracy operation beoutQ. Organiser and rightsholder the All England Lawn…

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Study: Traditional TV far from dead

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a professional services firm, and digital media consulting company, Vorhaus Advisors, have released their inaugural Digital Strategy Study, which analyses the state of media and content…

Fuel TV, WSL extend distribution agreement

Fuel TV, WSL extend distribution agreement

Fuel TV and the World Surf League (WSL) have struck a new distribution agreement that will see the rest of the WSL’s 2019 Championship Tour (CT) and select Qualifying Series…

Snyder creating anime series for Netflix

Netflix has announced that Hollywood director Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Suicide Squad) will create an all-new anime series set in the world of Norse mythology. He will also serve as executive…

Qatar welcomes WTO challenge to ‘Saudi piracy’

Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the significant progress in Qatar’s dispute settlement proceedings against Saudi Arabia in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but warns that firm action…

RTL to open “Europe’s leading digital studio”

RTL Group has announced that it will combine its digital video business in the Nordics (United Screens) with Divimove, RTL Group’s Berlin-based digital video company. The Group also plans to…

Beckham opens prodco

Beckham opens prodco

Retired footballer and global icon David Beckham has revealed he is opening his own production company. Beckham’s newly formed studio, branded Studio 99, will develop documentaries, TV shows and other…

WWE creating new show for Quibi

WWE creating new show for Quibi

Quibi, the short form video platform, has announced that WWE will be creating original content for its soon-to-launch service. Stephanie McMahon, the Chief Brand Officer at WWE, will host a…

WarnerMedia D2C service is ‘HBO Max’

WarnerMedia D2C service is ‘HBO Max’

Entertainment group WarnerMedia has unveiled HBO Max as the name of its new streaming service, designed to offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience for everyone. Anchored with and inspired by the…

DAZN eyes NFL rights

DAZN eyes NFL rights

Global sports streaming platform DAZN is preparing a move to acquire live NFL rights in the US, according to its chief executive, Simon Denyer. “We’re definitely interested in looking at…

Sky Sports extends Open rights to 2024

Sky Sports extends Open rights to 2024

Sky Sports and The R&A have extended the agreement for the live coverage of The Open through to 2024. The Open, golf’s original championship and the only men’s major championship…

Freeview Play now offers over 20,000 hours of free VoD

Freeview Play viewers can now choose from over 20,000 hours of on demand content, all for free, strengthening Freeview’s hold as the UK’s fastest growing TV platform. The news comes…

Report: Record $9.6bn games investment in last 18 months

Digi-Capital’s new Games Investment Report Q3 2019 shows that after a record $5.8 billion games investment in 2018, VC and strategic games investors poured another $3.8 billion into games companies…

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