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Eurosport adds wrestling to Olympic sport portfolio

Eurosport has added to its existing portfolio of Olympic sports to be screened on its platforms having agreed a three-year partnership with United World Wrestling (UWW). The agreement, which runs…

Canal+ wins MotoGP rights race  

Canal+ wins MotoGP rights race  

Canal+ is set to put its new alliance with the FIM MotoGP World Championship – the pinnacle of motorcycle racing – into gear having acquired all broadcasting rights for MotoGP…

QuickMark watermarking to combat sports piracy

QuickMark watermarking to combat sports piracy

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA has launched NexGuard QuickMark, a subscriber-level watermarking solution to fight piracy of premium live sports on open devices. While premium live sports…

RTL in illegal hotel TV usage win

RTL in illegal hotel TV usage win

The broadcasters of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland have achieved a complete victory in a year-long trial against Spanish hotel group NH for the illegal use of their broadcasting signals in hotel…

Analysis: 40K+ World Cup illegal streaming links

Analysis: 40K+ World Cup illegal streaming links

Content protection and advanced data solutions specialist Viaccess-Orca (VO) has released a series of reports that detail facts on global illegal streaming during the FIFA football World Cup in Russia…

NAGRA, SPORT TV anti-piracy initiative

NAGRA, SPORT TV anti-piracy initiative

Content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA and Portuguese premium sports network SPORT TV, are joining forces in the fight against streaming piracy of live sports content. SPORT TV,…

Licensees fined for Sky Sports infringements

Licensees fined for Sky Sports infringements

Two licensees from Skelmersdale in the northwest of England have been found guilty of ten offices of dishonest reception of a television transmission by showing Sky Sports to customers without…

IHS: Pay-TV revenues slowing sports online migration

IHS: Pay-TV revenues slowing sports online migration

Sports have been key to the development of the pay-TV industry over the last two decades and more. The sheer size of the revenues rights holders generate from pay-TV is…

C4 acquires Ireland rugby internationals

C4 acquires Ireland rugby internationals

Channel 4 has announced that it will broadcast Ireland’s Guinness Series of autumn internationals for the next four years. The 2018 Six Nations Grand Slam champions face Argentina, the USA…

Cisco spin-off named Synamedia

Cisco spin-off named Synamedia

The company being created from the sale of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions business to a company backed by the Permira funds is unveiled as Synamedia, preceding the transaction…