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Study: 1 in 4 Malaysians use ISDs

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Malaysian consumers has revealed that 25 per cent of consumers use Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs), which can be used to stream…

Dish TV India, Handan & ALi Corp launch DIsh Box

ALi Corporation, a STV chipset provider, Dish TV India Limited, India’s largest DTH operator, and Handan, a supplier of multimedia and home entertainment devices in Korea, have further extended their…

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…

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…

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…

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