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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

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

Eutelsat, NationalChip deliver 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 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

IBCAP disrupts IPL piracy

Trade body the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has achieved what it describes as “significant” piracy takedown success for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 tournament. IBCAP’s monitoring and protection efforts played an instrumental role in mitigating the piracy of live cricket matches not only in IBCAP member markets, such as the United States, […]

July 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Consumers have reached peak TV

The era of ‘peak TV’ is ending, and providers face substantial headwinds which may constrain subscriber growth, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Monetization of Video survey, which indicates most consumers are now either at or near their maximum number of TV sources, and are not actively looking to spend more money on video entertainment. […]

July 11, 2023

DISH wins copyright infringement case

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that a federal court in California has granted summary judgment on all claims in an IBCAP coordinated lawsuit against Jadoo TV and its US-based CEO, Sajid Sohail, finding them liable for direct, contributory and vicarious copyright infringement. The case was brought by IBCAP member […]

June 16, 2023By Colin Mann

SoftAtHome delivers etisalat by e& smart home service

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video and analytics, has been chosen by etisalat by e& as an Alexa Voice control trusted solution provider to deliver the latest smart eLife Set-Top Box (STB) and backend software to enable Alexa voice control features in Arabic and English. The new generation of STBs includes a smart […]

May 30, 2023