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Boomplay gives Africans the gift of music

Boomplay gives Africans the gift of music

China’s Transsnet Music is putting a smile on the faces of African audiences by increasing access to streaming music via its Boomplay platform. The African music distribution platform has rolled…

Study: Lockdown + piracy = toxic cybersecurity combination

Study: Lockdown + piracy = toxic cybersecurity combination

Millions of Americans who are conducting sensitive or confidential work on home networks during the Covid-19 crisis are substantially more likely to face malware and other security threats if they…

Malaysia losing €610m annually from piracy

Malaysia losing €610m annually from piracy

Malaysia’s media and entertainment industry is losing RM3 billion (about €610 million) annually due to digital piracy, and local players have appealed to Malaysia’s government to update existing regulations. Malaysia’s…

Mediaset scores Champions League FTA & streaming rights

Mediaset scores Champions League FTA & streaming rights

Mediaset has been awarded the Italian free-to-air and streaming rights for the UEFA Champions League for another three years, until 2024. The broadcaster will be able to air the best…

Corsearch anti-piracy boost with Entura deal

Corsearch anti-piracy boost with Entura deal

Brand data, analytics, and services provider Corsearch has extended its global anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting solutions with the acquisition of London-based content protection specialist Entura. Following the acquisition of Marketly in…

Court orders CloudFlare to stop hosting illegal IPTVs

Court orders CloudFlare to stop hosting illegal IPTVs

A Milan Court has issued an order to US provider CloudFlare to stop providing hosting services to illegal IPTV operators. Failure to do so will result in a penalty of…

Okko Sport deploys Verimatrix anti-piracy tech

Okko Sport, the Russian sports streaming service, has selected Verimatrix to assist in preventing unauthorised sports broadcasts. Okko Sport is one of the latest organisations to integrate Verimatrix Watermarking into…

Study: Portugal loses €200m a year due to piracy

Study: Portugal loses €200m a year due to piracy

Portugal is losing an estimated €200 million annually due to piracy, according to figures made public by the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, Diogo Nabais. Speaking during a…

Research: 3 in 5 UK users unaware of piracy dangers

Research: 3 in 5 UK users unaware of piracy dangers

Research commissioned by UK intellectual property protection body FACT has shown that three out of five people in the UK (62 per cent) are unaware of the hidden dangers of…

Report: Gamers increasingly at risk from cybercriminals

Report: Gamers increasingly at risk from cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of online gamers’ enhanced connectivity, according to specialist consultancy Omnisperience, whose new report, Unleashing new revenue streams and boosting digital confidence with CCAPS, suggests that service…

Synamedia, Akamai partner to speed piracy take downs

Synamedia, Akamai partner to speed piracy take downs

Synamedia, the independent video software provider, has announced that its security and watermarking solutions are now integrated with Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, to protect…

Data: The Mandalorian most pirated show of 2020

Data: The Mandalorian most pirated show of 2020

Disney+’s The Mandalorian has earned the dubious honour of being the most-pirated TV show in 2020, acccording to data from TorrentFreak.The Star Wars spin-off series decrowned Game of Thrones which…

Survey: 1.9m Brits illegally streamed Premier League in 2020

Survey: 1.9m Brits illegally streamed Premier League in 2020

Almost 1.9 million Brits admitted to illegally streaming Premier League football at some point in 2020, according to research from personal finance comparison site finder.com. The survey asked Brits…

US to make illegal streaming a felony

US to make illegal streaming a felony

The US Congress has passed a Covid-19 stimulus bill which contains an anti-piracy proposal that would punish for-profit, illegal streaming services with felony penalties of up to 10 years in…

Italy: Amazon scores Champions League rights

Italy: Amazon scores Champions League rights

Amazon has acquired the rights to show UEFA Champions League in Italy for the first time. Amazon will stream 16 matches through its Prime Video platform on Wednesday nights, along…

Premier League continues anti-piracy campaign in Asia

Premier League continues anti-piracy campaign in Asia

The Premier League has launched the second phase of its anti-piracy campaign in Malaysia and Hong Kong. The ‘Boot Out Piracy’ campaign, launched in collaboration with broadcast partners Astro and…

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