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beIN Sports accuses Arabsat

beIN Sports accuses Arabsat

The controversy over which satellite is illegally beaming out pirated signals deepened with a statement August 16th from Qatar-based beIN Sports. The broadcaster accuses beoutQ and Arabsat as facilitating blatant…

Jail term for ISD seller

Warren Gleave, of Burnley in the northwest of England, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison having been found guilty of selling illicit streaming devices pre-loaded with premium content.…

Study: Piracy holds back pay-TV in Asia-Pacific

Despite growth in the number of pay-TV homes in the Asia-Pacific region, challenging economic conditions, an increase in competition and rampant piracy continue to pressure the ability of pay-TV operators…

MPAA updates content security best practices

MPAA updates content security best practices

As part of its dynamic improvement efforts, US movie industry trade body the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has announced the first update of its Content Security Best Practices…

Kudelski sell SmarDTV to Neotion

Digital security specialist the Kudelski Group, and Neotion, a provider of secure solutions for the pay-TV industry, have reached an agreement whereby Kudelski’s SmarDTV’s Conditional Access Module (CAM) and set-top…

FACT warns against Premier League piracy

With the 2018/19 English Premier League set to kick off with the Friday evening fixture between Manchester United and Leicester City, Kieron Sharp, CEO of UK intellectual property protection organisation…

£10k fine for Sky Sports infringement

£10k fine for Sky Sports infringement

Following successful legal action taken by Sky, Sandra Dow, the tenant and Designated Premises Manager of the Spey Lounge in Edinburgh, Scotland, has been ordered to pay £10,000 in damages…

£50,000 fine for IPTV pirate

£50,000 fine for IPTV pirate

Luke Skinner, of Buntisland in Scotland has received a court order against him having been found to be selling IPTV subscriptions and pre-loaded illicit streaming devices on Facebook Marketplace, which…

Report: Web piracy growth adds to P2P

Report: Web piracy growth adds to P2P

Consumers who prefer piracy over legal video sites are ensuring that peer-to-peer (P2P) piracy continues to be the major method of accessing illegal copies of movies and TV shows, according…

Irdeto: Payment platforms enabling piracy

Irdeto: Payment platforms enabling piracy

Mark Mulready, VP, Cybersecurity Services at digital platform security specialist Irdeto, has called on payment platforms to support legitimate media organisations, following research that suggests pirates depend heavily on leading…

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