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China online licensing co-op

Several Chinese online video service providers including LeTV, Tencent, PPLive, Xunlei, Baofeng, and Joy.cn have jointly established an ‘Online Cinema Licensing Alliance’. If any alliance member obtains the online broadcasting…

Netflix $100m for original content

Netflix has upped its stalking of pay-TV operators by bidding as much as $100 million for exclusive US rights to a new political series starring Kevin Spacey. House of Cards,…

iiNet CEO: “This is how to stop piracy”

Copyright owners should make their content more readily available online and an independent body should be established to manage allegations of copyright infringement, according to a paper released by Internet…

MSOs are most profitable media companies

In a study on the growth and profitability of the media and entertainment industry released by Ernst & Young, cable operators showed the highest profitability among all media and entertainment…

Cord cutting is all about tipping points

We have a widget on the advanced-television.com news service that calculates the most read story over the last five days. It is clear that if the words connected TV feature…

Champion’s League 3D on platform ‘n’

Champion’s League 3D on platform ‘n’

Poland’s Platform ‘n’ has confirmed will present the UEFA Champion’s League football match between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich in 3D on March 15th. The only place where Polish sport…

Media piracy in emerging economies

Media piracy in emerging economies

‘Media Piracy in Emerging Economies’ a large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia, tells…

Australia: IIA to develop copyright code

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is set to draw up an Industry Copyright Code to clarify the role of ISPs should they be accused of content piracy online. The move…

NDS gets involved in content distribution

NDS has always recognised that ‘content is king’, given that its fortunes are based on protecting its client’s content from piracy and unauthorised viewing. However, NDS has created its ‘Infinite…

Xbox TV service launching this year?

Xbox TV service launching this year?

Microsoft could introduce a new television streaming service to the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live later this year, according to a report from ZDNet. The site claims says the service,…

Apple TV signs sport deals

Apple TV signs sport deals

Apple TV customers in the US will be able to watch Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association games after the company confirmed deals with the sports leagues, in a…

Google fined for copyright breach

A Paris’ appeal court has found against Google on four counts in a case brought by several content rights owners. Google was ordered to pay €430,000 damages and court costs.…

Sony launching UK channel in April

Sony Pictures Television has revealed that its first Sony-branded channel for the UK, Sony Entertainment Television, will debut April 7th on the Sky platform.  The English language general entertainment network…

ITV web only series

ITV web only series

ITV is to launch a series of exclusive online episodes to supplement its second series of The Only Way Is Essex. People must register on itv.com to view the episodes,…

Al Jazeera launching English kids channel

Al Jazeera, flush with the success of its English-language news service, is to launch an English spin-off of its popular Jazeera Children’s Channel. The new channel is scheduled to launch…