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Vubiquity wins Liberty Global content services deal

Vubiquity wins Liberty Global content services deal

Premium content services and media technology solutions provider Vubiquity, part of the Amdocs Media Division, has secured a long-term content services partnership with the Liberty Global group and its affiliates…

European club rugby launches OTT service

European club rugby launches OTT service

European club rugby fans around the world will have better access to the Heineken Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup with the launch of a new OTT platform, epcrugby.tv,…

China: Tencent scores Premier League deal

China: Tencent scores Premier League deal

Digital giant Tencent has agreed a one season deal to broadcast Premier League football in China after the previous local partner, PPTV, stopped paying when the league was suspended during…

Study: Stream-ripping piracy on the rise

A study carried out by rights licensing body PRS for Music has found that overall usage of stream-ripping services dramatically increased by 1390 per cent between 2016 and 2019, overshadowing…

Agencies partner for anti-piracy efforts

Agencies partner for anti-piracy efforts

The US’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the US Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation…

Sky Arts goes live on Freeview

Sky Arts goes live on Freeview

UK DTT platform Freeview has welcomed the latest arrival to its free-to-air channel line-up – Sky Arts. The channel, which broadcasts a wide range of programming focused on theatre, art,…

Malaysia: Huge decrease in streaming piracy

Malaysia: Huge decrease in streaming piracy

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Malaysian consumers has revealed a 64 per cent decrease in consumers accessing piracy websites over the past 12 months. The survey…

New original commissions from FTA Sky Arts

Sky Arts has announced four new Sky original programme commissions, as it becomes free for everyone to watch. With a renewed focus on bringing more of the arts to more…

Research: Studio ‘sales to own services’ now 30%

Research: Studio ‘sales to own services’ now 30%

The share of content licensed to services owned by Studios across European markets has increased from 18 per cent in 2018 to 30 per cent in the last year, according…

Pirate streamers warned by police

Pirate streamers warned by police

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary in the east of England has taken the unprecedented step of issuing individual warning notices to thousands of consumers believed to have been using an illegal…

Brazil: OneFootball, Sportfive distribute Bundesliga

Brazil: OneFootball, Sportfive distribute Bundesliga

Digital media company OneFootball, Bundesliga International, a subsidiary of the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, and Sportfive have collectively launched an innovative broadcasting model for all Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches…

Viasat World expands content with ViacomCBS

Viasat World, has announced a new two-year licensing agreement with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which will increase the amount of upcoming content on the Viasat TV channels and ViP Play…

Canada: 2 charged with content piracy

Canada: 2 charged with content piracy

The Nova Scotia RCMP has charged two people in relation to Operation Hotwire, a federal investigation into piracy of copyrighted television programming. In June 2019, Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Serious…

BritBox launches on Freesat

BritBox launches on Freesat

UK free to air satellite TV platform Freesat has added SVoD service BritBox UK to the varied portfolio of apps on its new, 4K-ready set-top boxes. Sitting alongside episodes of…

Eleven extends NFL rights in Belgium, Portugal

Eleven has extended its partnership with the NFL in Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal. Eleven’s new deal will give American football fans the chance to enjoy the best live action from…

NFL and DISH reach new multi-year agreement

NFL and DISH reach new multi-year agreement

NFL Media and DISH Network have announced that the two parties have reached a new carriage agreement for NFL Network and NFL RedZone in the US. Distribution of both networks…

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