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Premier League targets pirates, wants 'IP Tsar'

The English Premier League is planning an aggressive campaign to protect its intellectual property rights in an attempt to clamp down on rogue websites that stream football matches for nothing…

Warner cuts 800 jobs

Warner Brothers Entertainment is to shed 10 per cent of all employees as the recession starts to bite in Hollywood. Warner plans to cut about 800 jobs with most of…

Portugal Telecom cross platform soccer

From Branislav Pekic in Rome Portugal Telecom will air live coverage of 16 games of the Portuguese Football League (Liga Sagres) simultaneously on TV (Meo), mobile phones (Meo Mobile) and…

Sky News Five deal extended

Sky has extended its deal to supply Channel Five with news programming, but a number of redundancies are expected as a cost-cutting measure. Five confirmed the extension to 2012 of…

CNN shatters ratings record, 3D TV image

Wall-to-wall coverage of the US presidential election in helped CNN shatter ratings records last year. CNN's election night coverage attracted more than 13 million viewers, beating broadcast networks and cable…

Virgin Media launches Setanta Replay

Virgin Media is bringing sport on demand to its 3.5 million TV customers. The immediate launch of Setanta Replay on Virgin Media offers a range of football content, including Barclays…

AT&T bags Viacom content

AT&T has confirmed a deal with Viacom units MTV and BET Networks for its ‘U-verse’ IPTV service, which covers HD and international channels, the renewal of existing channels, advertising expenditures,…

Children average 6 hours "screen-time" per day

UK Children are spending increasing amounts of their lives in front of televisions, computers and games consoles, cramming in nearly six hours of screen time a day, according to research…

Blockbuster wants broadband deals

Blockbuster, the largest U.S. movie rental chain, is open to collaboration with telecom companies such as Verizon and AT&T as it expands into the video-on-demand business, chief executive officer Jim…

iPlayer delivers record performance

The BBC announced that iPlayer has delivered record end of year figures. December 2008 saw 41million requests to view BBC TV programmes via BBC iPlayer, the biggest month since launch…

Jail sentence for pirating Digital Plus

David Del Valle in Madrid A Spanish Court in the North of the Country has sentenced a hotelier to six months in jail and to pay E20,000 for pirating Sogecable-controlled…

Tudou sued for copyright infringement

Over 80 copyright holders including video portal Joy.cn, film distributor PolyBona Film, and record label Orange Sky Entertainment have formed an anti-piracy alliance, and are suing China's largest video-sharing site…

Demand grows for remote access to stored content

One-third (33 per cent) of US broadband households are looking for ways to access their stored media content from outside the home, according to international research firm Parks Associates. The…

Thesps against piracy

Members of Britain's film-making elite are calling on the government urge ISPs to help stop movies being illegally traded online, warning some 800,000 jobs are at risk during the downturn.…

Entertainment-at-home services on the up

Parks Associates has reported that almost 66 per cent of US consumers have altered their spending habits in the fourth quarter of 2008 as a result of the country’s deteriorating…