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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.…

BT Sport extends Ligue 1 TV rights deal

BT Sport has agreed a new deal to show exclusively live Ligue 1 Conforama football and the Coupe de la Ligue in the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2021.…

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…

La Liga breaks into Asia with Facebook

La Liga breaks into Asia with Facebook

Spain’s La Liga has reached an agreement with Facebook to stream live football matches from the Spanish football league to eight Asian countries. All games will be available for free.…

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…

ESPN+ acquires Dutch, Chinese, Australian football

ESPN+ has reached a multi-year media agreement for three more top-division soccer leagues – Australia’s Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, the Chinese Super League and the Dutch Eredivisie. In all,…

UKTV channels return to Virgin TV

UKTV channels return to Virgin TV

Virgin Media and UKTV have reached a long term agreement which will restore all of UKTV’s channels and services to Virgin TV. These will return effective immediately. The news ends…

Disney; it’s direct or die

Disney is the ultimate media brand and a genuine giant that is determined to be ever bigger with the takeover of 21C Fox. And many parts of the empire are…

Report: Criminals profit with OTT streaming credentials

Hundreds of stolen login details for popular OTT services are available every month on the dark web for an average of only $8.81 (€7.60), potentially putting consumers at risk and…

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