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Dragon Box success for ACE

Dragon Box success for ACE

Building on the momentum of successful actions curtailing piracy device sellers and illegal streaming applications, the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the…

German court grants injunctions against distributors of Formuler STBs

On January 16th, the District Court in Bremen, Germany (Landgericht Bremen) granted preliminary injunctions against two distributors selling Formuler set-top boxes in Germany. The contested Formuler devices, among other things,…

Singapore to update copyright regime

The Singapore government has announced that it will be amending the Copyright Act to update its copyright regime in an effort to support creators and users  of video content. A…

Deloitte: Smart speakers fastest-growing connected device

Business advisory firm Deloitte predicts that smart speakers – Internet-connected speakers with integrated digital assistants – will be the fastest-growing connected device in 2019, with 164 million units to be…

TiVo hits Comcast in another patent battle

TiVo has opened another round of patent claims against Comcast over its set-top IP. The lawsuit has been filed in a California court under TiVo’s owners, Rovi Corp, and the…

IMAX expands into home entertainment

IMAX expands into home entertainment

Giant cinema screen operator IMAX is moving more directly into high-quality home entertainment with blockbuster movies from Sony and Paramount, and supplied into high-end audio-visual equipment. Its IMAX Enhanced programme…

DISH to build Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

DISH to build Google Assistant into Hopper DVR

US DTH broadcaster DISH has revealed that it’s building the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers. In the coming months, customers will be able to use the DISH…

Roku: Streaming hours up 68%

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku has disclosed preliminary Q4 2018 data for two key operating metrics, active accounts and streaming hours, demonstrating continued momentum for the Roku platform as…

Telekom Slovenije unveils NEO platform

Telekom Slovenije unveils NEO platform

Slovenian multiplay operator Telekom Slovenije has launched NEO, the next generation of home entertainment that integrates an open, secure, cloud-connected, state-of-the-art smart home solution, that also supports pay-TV services, gaming…

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…