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Jail term in Sky piracy case

Two men have been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court following an investigation by detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, supported by investigators from Sky, into the illegal sale of devices used for provision of pirated TV channels, and the supply of streaming services (IPTV). The operation, which took place between September 2018 and […]

September 28, 2023By Colin Mann

France: Pluto TV on Bouygues Telecom STBs

Pluto TV, the FAST TV service, has announced its launch on Bouygues Telecom STBs in France. The Pluto TV app is now available on the Miami, Bbox 4K and Bbox 4K HDR set-top-boxes, offering the French public free access to over 100 curated channels. This partnership is the first of its kind with a telecommunications […]

September 28, 2023

SafeShark selected for cyber scheme

Compliance testing specialist SafeShark has been selected for the DSIT-funded Cyber Runway scheme as part of the ‘Scale’ cohort of innovative cyber companies for 2024/25. The largest cyber accelerator in the UK, Cyber Runway is part of the government’s £2.6 billion (€3bn) National Cyber Strategy to protect and promote the UK online. The scheme is […]

September 28, 2023By ColIn Mann

MPs seek Media Bill changes

Obligations on smart TVs, firesticks and set-top boxes to ensure public service broadcasters (PSBs) are prominent on their platforms should be strengthened, according to the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. In its report on the draft Media Bill, the Committee also wants to see current obligations on PSBs to provide programming […]

September 22, 2023By Colin Mann

Amazon upgrades Fire TV

Amazon has announced a range of updates to its Fire TV family, adding enhanced conversational voice search with generative AI, upgrades to the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and what it calls its “most powerful Fire TV Sticks yet” – the all-new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, now with the Fire TV Ambient Experience, and Fire […]

September 21, 2023

Eutelsat, NationalChip deliver Sat.tv features

Eutelsat Communications and silicon chip maker NationalChip are bringing an enhanced Free-To-Air satellite TV viewing experience to millions of homes around the world, thanks to the integration of the Sat.tv services in a chipset that is widely used in set-top boxes around the world. Over 1,000 FTA TV channels broadcast by Eutelsat are viewed by […]

September 15, 2023

DirecTV receiver for commercial businesses

Just in time for hotels, bars and other venues to gear up for NFL season, DirecTV for Business has launched its H26K receiver, its first commercial satellite receiver designed specifically for commercial applications. DirecTV’s H26K receiver delivers its entertainment solutions in HD, and a 4K viewing experience for select sporting events. In addition, H26K continues […]

September 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Heavy fine for Malaysian ISD seller

The Ampang Session Court in Kuala Lumpur has charged and fined a salesperson, Leong Wei Xiang, RM20,000 (€4,000) for selling TV boxes pre-loaded with unauthorised Astro content under Section 43AA (2) of the Copyright Act 1987. He pleaded guilty to the charges and paid the fine. Leong committed the offence on October 21st, 2022, at […]

August 4, 2023By Colin Mann

Plume unveils AI-powered Full Stack Optimization

Network services and consumer experience specialist Plume has confirmed the release of Application Prioritization and Application Performance capabilities, the latest enhancements to its adaptive WiFi service, managed from within the Haystack Support Suite. These new features fall under an offering called ‘Full Stack Optimization,’ and will enable Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to optimise wireless customer […]

August 1, 2023

Telecentro selects Airties for smart Wi-Fi deployment

Managed Wi-Fi solutions provider Airties, has confirmed that Argentine multiplay telco Telecentro has deployed its portfolio of Smart Wi-Fi software and services to cable and fibre broadband subscribers across Argentina. Telecentro has also now deployed Airties’ Smart Wi-Fi SaaS offering, which includes Airties Edge smart Wi-Fi software for gateways; Airties Cloud, a Wi-Fi management platform […]

July 25, 2023