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Australia: Nine scores Olympics 2024-2032 rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Nine Entertainment has been awarded the exclusive free and subscription audio-visual rights and non-exclusive audio rights to every Olympic Games from 2024 to 2032. Commencing in July 2024 with the Olympic Games Paris 2024, Nine will provide Australia with a front row seat to the next five […]

February 8, 2023

$32m copyright damages award

In related cases, a federal district court and a federal bankruptcy court, both in Florida, have ordered Hisham Manse Ibrahem and Nezar Saeed Hammo, US-based sellers of the pirate service ATN, to pay $32,100,000 (€29.8m) in combined damages for wilful copyright infringement. The cases were filed by DISH Network, a member of trade body the […]

February 8, 2023By Colin Mann

TPN upgrades content security programme

Film and television content security initiative the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is launching an enhanced programme with a new membership model, application and cloud content security assessments, and the TPN+ platform. TPN, which is fully owned by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), is leveraging the updated MPA Content Security Best Practices v5.0 to expand its […]

February 7, 2023By Colin Mann

ITVX acquires HBO’s Love & Death

ITVX has announced that HBO Max Original Love & Death will get its exclusive UK debut on the streaming platform this autumn. The series focuses on two church going couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe.The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision, Godzilla), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, Fargo), Lily […]

February 7, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Netball Super League returns to Sky

The Netball Super League (NSL) returns for its 2023 season on February 11th and fans will be able to watch the action as it unfolds live on Sky Sports, NOW and Sky Sports YouTube channel. Sky Sports will be airing all five games featuring the ten teams throughout the day, live from the Motorpoint Arena […]

February 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

£8k+ fine for Sky Sports piracy

Clinton Hartland, licensee of The Watering Trough pub in Walsall, West Midlands has been found guilty in his absence of two offences of dishonest reception of a television transmission. In this case, Hartland televised Sky Sports football matches, with the intent to avoid payment of the applicable commercial subscription charge. Sky Sports is only available […]

February 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: Comedy most pirated genre

Research from software provider Synamedia analysing the impact of sports and entertainment piracy across seven countries and the potential revenues that would result from converting pirate viewers to legal subscribers, finds the value of entertainment piracy is three times bigger than sports piracy and that the fragmentation of rights across more services is now affecting […]

February 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Roku signs FAST deal with Warner Bros Discovery

Roku and Warner Bros Discovery have agreed a deal to bring Warner Bros branded FAST channels to The Roku Channel. Featuring popular titles including Westworld, The Bachelor, Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress, F-Boy Island and more, the channels will arrive on The Roku Channel in the US this spring. On top of new […]

January 31, 2023

London police shut down pirate domains

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at City of London Police and anti-piracy agency Web Capio have seized domains that illegally hosted copyrighted content by YouTube supergroup the Sidemen. The domains, somuchcontent.com and sidemencommunity.co.uk, were linked to a site that hosted videos by the Sidemen, including those only available to watch with a subscription. […]

January 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Airspeeder signs Fox Sports Australia deal

Airspeeder has announced a two-year broadcast content deal with Fox Sports Australia that will bring exclusive, flying car racing content to audiences across Australia. The new programming lineup features highlights from the first Airspeeder EXA Series Race in South Australia, a Finding Extreme Pilots series and How to Build a Flying Car series looking at […]

January 30, 2023