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Study: Italy sees drop in content piracy

Study: Italy sees drop in content piracy

Content piracy is still a problem in Italy, although the number of illegal acts in 2018 dropped by 8 per cent compared to the previous year. This is the conclusion…

Wimbledon hit by beoutQ piracy

The Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament has for the second consecutive year become a victim of the illegal Saudi Arabia piracy operation beoutQ. Organiser and rightsholder the All England Lawn…

Qatar welcomes WTO challenge to ‘Saudi piracy’

Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the significant progress in Qatar’s dispute settlement proceedings against Saudi Arabia in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but warns that firm action…

Study: EPL £1m sponsorship piracy hit

Study: EPL £1m sponsorship piracy hit

A study has found that worldwide illegal streaming of the English Premier League (EPL) delivers £1 million (€0.89m) in uncaptured sponsorship media value per match. The study – produced by…

CAF: More beoutQ football piracy

CAF: More beoutQ football piracy

The Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) is the latest sports organisation to accuse beoutQ of blatant piracy. The CAF licenses its games only to Qatar’s beIN Sports, but that doesn’t…

Malaysia cracks down on “illegal satellite dishes”

The arrival of a 160-channel DTH service from neighbouring Laos has prompted Malaysia’s Communications & Multimedia Commission to say it will crack down on what it describes as “illegal satellite…

Licences forfeited for Sky Sports piracy

Licences forfeited for Sky Sports piracy

Santockh Singh Chahal and John Hart, licensees of The Chesterfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne in the northeast of England, have been convicted in their absence of eight offences each for dishonest…

Fast & Furious support for legal content

Fast & Furious support for legal content

In advance of the theatrical release of Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone vehicle in the Fast & Furious franchise, which features Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their…

Research: Legal services reduce video piracy

Exclusive consumer research by Ampere Analysis has revealed a steady fall in the proportion of consumers who say that they regularly use pirate sites and services to watch online video. …

Research: Euro pay-TV execs favour OTT integration

Research: Euro pay-TV execs favour OTT integration

The European findings of the 2019 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, a global research programme designed to explore the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the pay-TV and content industries, produced by content…

Anti-piracy success in Rennes

Following a joint complaint filed by the Canal+ Group, beIN Sports and RMC Sport, in collaboration with anti-piracy group l’Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA), and a preliminary…

Study: Dramatic increase in US digital video piracy

Study: Dramatic increase in US digital video piracy

The US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), in partnership with NERA Economic Consulting, has published a study, Impacts of Digital Video Piracy on the US Economy, detailing…

Piracy forces lay-offs at beIN Media

The blatant piracy of its content is having a very negative impact at Qatar’s beIN media and sports broadcaster. With its signals widely pirated by beoutQ, beIN says it has…

AAPA: 2nd Anti-Piracy Award

The 2019 Europol Intellectual Property Crime conference in Malaga was the venue where the winner of the 2nd Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) award was announced. The award is given to…

Piracy kills OSN’s Pehla bouquet

Dubai-based OSN (the former Orbit-Showtime Network) has reportedly decided to end transmissions of its South Asian ‘Pehla’ bouquet of channels. Transmissions – and subscription renewals – will cease on July…