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Sport back on UK FTA

Live international cricket could be among sports to return to terrestrial television in some form following the completion of a ¬government-commissioned review into which events should be protected for ¬free-to-air broadcasters. As the former FA executive director David Davies and a panel of former sports¬persons, broadcasters and academics begins an independent review into the so-called […]

January 26, 2009

Viaccess PurpleBox

Viaccess has successfully completed a rigorous security audit of its PurpleBox system, a robust cardless content security solution for IPTV. According to audit results, the robustness of Viaccess's PurpleBox solution has the highest achievable level in the Merdan security grades, i.e, the Criminal Enterprise level, in all of its areas. Viaccess' Purplebox solution is an […]

January 23, 2009

SecureMedia protects Sezmi

SecureMedia, technology leader in open content protection software, has announced that SecureMedia’s Encryptonite ONE System CA/DRM software solution is providing the persistent digital content protection for Sezmi’s innovative personal television system. Sezmi's television system offers a line-up of content from broadcast networks, cable networks, internet video, and on-demand movies and TV shows.

January 23, 2009

Premier League targets pirates, wants 'IP Tsar'

The English Premier League is planning an aggressive campaign to protect its intellectual property rights in an attempt to clamp down on rogue websites that stream football matches for nothing and pub landlords who broadcast foreign feeds, amid fears that they could damage its income from broadcasting rights. Having recently recorded a surge in the […]

January 23, 2009

Warner cuts 800 jobs

Warner Brothers Entertainment is to shed 10 per cent of all employees as the recession starts to bite in Hollywood. Warner plans to cut about 800 jobs with most of the cuts coming in information technology and support services. In a letter to Warner Bros staff, Barry Meyer, the studio's chairman, said the cuts reflected […]

January 21, 2009

Portugal Telecom cross platform soccer

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portugal Telecom will air live coverage of 16 games of the Portuguese Football League (Liga Sagres) simultaneously on TV (Meo), mobile phones (Meo Mobile) and on the Internet (Sapo portal). The partnership between Portugal Telecom, public broadcaster RTP and rights holder Sportinveste Multimédia will permit the transmission of the 16 […]

January 21, 2009

Sky News Five deal extended

Sky has extended its deal to supply Channel Five with news programming, but a number of redundancies are expected as a cost-cutting measure. Five confirmed the extension to 2012 of the deal to produce Five News and that it may be necessary to cut the number of staff involved in producing the show to reduce […]

January 21, 2009

Virgin Media launches Setanta Replay

Virgin Media is bringing sport on demand to its 3.5 million TV customers. The immediate launch of Setanta Replay on Virgin Media offers a range of football content, including Barclays Premier League games, FA Cup matches, England home friendlies and World Cup qualifiers. Setanta Replay on Virgin Media will offer top sporting fixtures on demand […]

January 19, 2009

AT&T bags Viacom content

AT&T has confirmed a deal with Viacom units MTV and BET Networks for its ‘U-verse’ IPTV service, which covers HD and international channels, the renewal of existing channels, advertising expenditures, and content for upcoming service AT&T CruiseCast, a satellite-based in-car entertainment service planned for later this year. Seven new HD networks will be added to […]

January 19, 2009

Children average 6 hours "screen-time" per day

UK Children are spending increasing amounts of their lives in front of televisions, computers and games consoles, cramming in nearly six hours of screen time a day, according to research from ChildWise. From the age of seven children are building multimedia hubs in their rooms, with games consoles, Internet access and MP3 players, which they […]

January 19, 2009