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Report: Piracy, account sharing cost $67bn

Findings from research firm Parks Associates suggest that the value of pirate video services accessed by pay-TV and non-pay-TV consumers will exceed $67 billion (€60bn) worldwide by 2023. The report,…

EC identifies IP problem territories

The European Commission has published the latest report on protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in third countries. While developments have taken place since the publication of the previous…

Study: 13-24s’ TV password-sharing tendency

Study: 13-24s’ TV password-sharing tendency

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s Video Redefined study track the most popular video genres and formats among consumers today—including non-traditional forms of video entertainment. The study also measures the methods…

BT steps up TV piracy fight

UK multiplay telco BT is stepping up its efforts to combat the illegal piracy of premium subscription-based content through a new partnership with video infrastructure company, ATEME. BT is using…

Anti-piracy boost for South American football

Anti-piracy boost for South American football

CONMEBOL, the governing body of football in South America, has selected digital platform security specialist Irdeto to provide services that will protect its brand and combat piracy of live football…

Game of Thrones most pirated show of 2019

Game of Thrones most pirated show of 2019

Game of Thrones once again earned the dubious honour of being the most-pirated show on TV in 2019, with millions of downloads per week during its eighth and final season,…

Indonesia: indoXXi closes piracy websites

The Indonesia-based indoXXi group, which controls a large number of illegal piracy websites and applications, has claimed that it had officially closed its operations as of January 1st. The announcement…

Australia: Online content piracy decreasing

Australia: Online content piracy decreasing

The latest research from Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts shows the consumption of online content continues to grow and online copyright infringement continues to trend down. This year,…

Illegal streamer sentenced

Following a guilty plea of copyright and fraud charges earlier this year for selling subscriptions providing illegally obtained content, a man has been sentenced at Truro Crown Court in the…

Survey: 63% of Indonesians streaming pirates

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Indonesian consumers, revealed that nearly two thirds (63 per cent) of online Indonesian consumers have accessed streaming piracy websites or torrent…

Spain’s +24 Russian hack shows banned separatist

Spain’s public broadcaster has inadvertently carried an interview with the exiled Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont after hackers broke into its online news stream with an interview from Russia’s state-backed…

Synamedia: “Cross-service TV bundles centre stage in 2020”

Jean-Marc Racine, Chief Product Officer, Synamedia has offered his 2020 industry predictions, forecasting that new ecosystems and partnerships will boost the demand for linear TV addressable advertising, and that cross-service…

Rambler sues Twitch for €2.5bn for Premier League piracy

Rambler sues Twitch for €2.5bn for Premier League piracy

Rambler Group, Russia’s third-largest internet company, is suing streaming service Twitch for 180 billion roubles (€2.47bn) over pirate broadcasts of English Premier League football games. Rambler alleges its exclusive broadcasting…

Pirate Bay launches Baystream

The Pirate Bay, the long-running illegal online index of pirated content, has launched a new streaming service, branded BayStream. The BayStream offers a library of top movies and TV shows…

ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

ABS-CBN files $4m piracy suit

Filipino media and entertainment group ABS-CBN has filed a $4 million (€3.59m) lawsuit against a Texas resident and a streaming service for allegedly pirating its content through illegal set-top boxes.…

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