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Pirate device seller jailed

Pirate device seller jailed

A man who sold illegal devices that bypassed paid-for TV content – costing legitimate service providers more than £2 million (€2.25m) – has been jailed. Daniel Aimson was sentenced to…

BritBox app on BT TV STBs

BritBox app on BT TV STBs

BritBox and BT have announced that the BritBox app is now available on BT TV set-top boxes. The streaming service offers British box sets including the likes of Downton Abbey,…

Report: 67% US homes have connected video device

Report: 67% US homes have connected video device

Research from analyst firm Parks Associates finds that 67 per cent of US broadband households own and use at least one Internet-connected video device, either a smart TV, streaming media…

Ultra Box for Astro IPTV customers

Ultra Box for Astro IPTV customers

The Astro Ultra Box is now available to customers of Malaysia’s Astro IPTV who are currently on Maxis Home Fibre network with speeds from 30Mbps. The Ultra experience includes 4K,…

Pluto TV partners with TiVo

TiVo has formed a partnership with Pluto TV, the free streaming television service in the US. The new partnership brings greater viewing options to TiVo, promoting ease of discovery and…

CIMM Smart TV, STB data best practices study  

CIMM Smart TV, STB data best practices study   

The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) – an industry body that aims to promote innovation and foster efficiencies in audience measurement for television and cross-platform video – is launching…

Report: What lies in store for the STB market?

The latest Worldwide Media Box report from Futuresource Consulting explores the future prospects for the media streamer and set-top box (STBs) market, as consumer demand gradually shifts away from traditional…

India’s TRAI insists on interoperable STBs

India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) media regulator wants the nation’s cable MSOs and DTH broadcasters to ensure that digital set-top boxes support interoperability. TRAI says that it is likely that…

Synamedia for Vodafone unified global TV platform

Video software provider Synamedia has secured a multi-year contract with Vodafone Group that includes the Infinite video platform, security solutions and end-to-end integration services. The firm will help Vodafone Group…

Verimatrix, Broadcom 4K Android TV boost

Cybersecurity solutions provider Verimatrix and semiconductor specialist Broadcom are collaborating to streamline Android TV set-top box (STB) deployments. By pre-integrating components of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) with…

Broadcom brings patent case against Netflix

Broadcom, the chipmaker for STBs, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Netflix. The chipmaker claims that Netflix has infringed on eight patents dealing with video playback and data transmission.…

Australian IPTV pirate closed

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content and reducing online piracy – has achieved another significant…

Premier League pirate hit for £521K

Premier League pirate hit for £521K

A criminal found guilty of supplying illegal streaming devices (ISDs) providing unauthorised access to Premier League content has been ordered to pay back more than £520,000 (€609,000) to the ‘public…

ABS-CBN sues US IPTV pirates

Flipino entertainment and media company ABS-CBN has filed two civil complaints in US Federal Courts against two individuals in a piracy network spanning across US state lines, seeking damages in…

Altibox to deploy Technicolor JADE STB solution

Technicolor has announced that Altibox, a provider of broadband, IPTV and VoIP services in Norway and Denmark, will deploy the Android TV JADE set-to box (STB) solution from Technicolor’s Connected…

Taiwan: 28% use illegal streaming devices

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Taiwanese consumers has revealed that 33 per cent of consumers have accessed streaming piracy websites or torrent sites to access premium…