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Crimestoppers targets illegal streaming devices

UK crime reporting and awareness initiative Crimestoppers has launched a campaign warning of the dangers of illegally modified streaming devices. “Advances in technology have allowed us to enjoy on-screen entertainment…

Streaming devices seized in NI raids

Detectives from Belfast Criminal Investigation Branch investigating organised criminality have carried out 18 searches across the Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dundonald and Banbridge areas of Northerm Island in conjunction with HMRC (Her…

User experience key focus for smart TVs and SMPs

A Parks Associates report finds that makers of smart TVs and streaming media players (SMPs) are shifting strategies to focus on the user experience (UX) as device sales start to…

Consumer group warns of pirated content risk

Consumer group warns of pirated content risk

US consumer-orientated coalition the Digital Citizens Alliance has launched new efforts to educate law enforcement, regulators, and parents about the dangers of pirated content, releasing a new video demonstrating the…

OTT device preferences vary by country

A survey of consumers over the past year in Europe and the US, by S&P Global Market Intelligence, has revealed that the vast majority of Internet households view online video…

Australia: Illegal IPTV box operation shut down

Australia: Illegal IPTV box operation shut down

Following a joint investigation in Australia by global content protection body the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) and regional cable and satellite trade association CASBAA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP)…

Sky Q rolls out in Italy

Sky Q rolls out in Italy

Sky Italia has launched the Sky Q platform that allows customers to watch linear content, on-demand and recorded, on multiple TV sets and cable-free devices. The Sky Q Platinum digital…

UK IPO issues Kodi box guidance

UK IPO issues Kodi box guidance

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has issued guidance on illicit streaming devices (ISDs) aimed at helping consumers understand why so called ‘Kodi’ and other illegal IPTV set-top boxes and…

Report: Illicit streaming devices pose safety risk

A series of product safety tests on popular illicit streaming devices entering the UK have found that 100 per cent fail to meet national electrical safety regulations. The findings are…

40 pay-TV operators deployed Android STBs in Q3

Dataxis research shows that some 40 worldwide pay-TV operators deployed Android STBs during the third quarter of 2017. Android is in general used by operators wishing to create more “OTT…