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TiVo renews patent for Samsung smartphones and tablets

TiVo Corporation has announced that Rovi Corporation has signed a new multi-year patent licence agreement with Samsung for the use of Rovi’s video discovery patents and technologies across Samsung’s smartphone…

netgem.tv offers best of free & pay-TV

netgem.tv offers best of free & pay-TV

Entertainment technology specialist netgem.tv has launched its next-generation of smart TV service. Combining its new app-powered TV personalised service, which will be available on iOS/Android bundled with the UK’s first…

Singapore: Illegal app blocking orders

Singapore: Illegal app blocking orders

Singapore’s High Court has ordered the city-state’s Internet Service Providers to block access to popular illegal applications that are frequently sold pre-loaded on Android TV boxes. Such TV boxes are…

Italy: Piracy hinders pay-TV growth

Italy is seeking new measures to combat piracy, a phenomenon that has assumed enormous dimensions and is hindering the growth of the pay-TV sector. The intention is to implement measures…

Technicolor responds to market rumours

Media and entertainment technologist Technicolor has responded to what it calls press reports and market rumours with respect to potential transactions involving the company. In a Statement, Technicolor says it…

BTV fined $6.6m for copyright infringement

The pirate television service known as ‘BTV’ must cease the illegal retransmission of channels, stop selling its BTV set-top box, and pay damages of $6.6 million (€5.84m), according to a…

Confiscation order for decoder reoffender

Confiscation order for decoder reoffender

The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU)  –  set up to combat the threat of organised crime across the seven police forces in the Eastern Region of the United Kingdom…

Study: Thai pay-TV faces ISD piracy threat

Study: Thai pay-TV faces ISD piracy threat

A recent study of the content viewing behaviour of Thai consumers, commissioned by the Asia Video Industry Association’s (AVIA) Coalition Against Piracy (CAP), and conducted by YouGov, has revealed that…

Regulator: ‘SABC, Multichoice deal a merger’

South African regulator the Competition Commission has found that public broadcaster the South African Broadcasting Corporation and pay-TV operator MultiChoice have implemented a merger transaction, without notifying the Commission, in…

CommScope confirms $7.4bn ARRIS acquisition

CommScope confirms $7.4bn ARRIS acquisition

Following recent speculation that such a deal was imminent, communications networks infrastructure solutions provider CommScope has agreed to acquire entertainment and communications technologist ARRIS International, in an all-cash transaction for…

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