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File-sharing fraudsters sentenced

Four UK men who ran a file-sharing website which leaked films online – sometimes before they were released in cinemas – have received custodial or suspended sentences. Steven Pegram, Mark…

Study: Involuntary cancellations a big problem for SVoD industry

Study: Involuntary cancellations a big problem for SVoD industry

A study that delves into consumer relationships with streaming video services and viewing behaviour has found that 70 per cent of households in the US and 40 per cent of…

Sky, BBC team for iconic British box sets

Sky, BBC team for iconic British box sets

Sky and BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the BBC, are to bring a new range of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and NOW TV customers. From…

Social video boost for BRIT Awards

Social video boost for BRIT Awards

Ahead of the 2019 UK recorded music industry BRIT Awards in London, organiser BRIT Awards Ltd partnered with cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo to enhance its social…

Research: Netflix tops 11m Oz users

Research: Netflix tops 11m Oz users

Nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of pay-TV/subscription TV, up 11.8 per cent on a year ago, according to analyst firm Roy Morgan Research, who suggest…

Survey: Most Brits watch just 12 channels

Survey: Most Brits watch just 12 channels

The average Briton now only watches 12 TV channels from the hundreds they sign up to – as the appetite for streamed, on-demand content is surging. Streaming services such as…

Study: Half of UK will watch final Game Of Thrones

Study: Half of UK will watch final Game Of Thrones

A study by GlobalWebIndex has revealed that nearly half of UK consumers (48 per cent) intend to watch the final season of Game of Thrones, which begins next month. The…

BBFC, Netflix age ratings partnership

BBFC, Netflix age ratings partnership

Responding to parents’ demand for greater consistency across video on demand and online games platforms, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has launched what it says is an innovative…

Canal+ Séries OTT launches at €6.99

Canal+ Séries OTT launches at €6.99

The Canal+ Group is launching an OTT drama service – c+SSéries – available from March 12th, offering what it says is thousands of hours of shows, including its Original Commissions…

Research: IPTV drives Asia pay-TV growth

The Asia Pacific pay-TV sector is vibrant, with both subscribers (up by 68 million) and revenues (up by $2.35 billion) forecast to rise over the next five years. However, these…

Sky Mobile launches unlimited streaming with Watch

Sky Mobile launches unlimited streaming with Watch

Sky Mobile has announced a new version of its Watch offer, giving customers unlimited streaming on any Sky app, such as Sky Go, Sky Kids, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema,…

Sky’s Darroch: ‘Comcast benefits flowing both ways’

Sky’s Darroch: ‘Comcast benefits flowing both ways’

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky, has suggested that just a few months after Comcast’s September 2018 takeover of the pay-TV operator, “clear benefits” of the tie-up were “flowing both…

EC accepts studios’ cross-border pay-TV pledges

EC accepts studios’ cross-border pay-TV pledges

The European Commission has made commitments offered by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sky legally binding under EU antitrust rules. These commitments address the Commission’s concerns regarding certain…

Research: 52% US homes watch OTT on Connected TV

Research: 52% US homes watch OTT on Connected TV

Parks Associates research finds OTT video services have transitioned back into the home’s living room, with a majority (52 per cent) of US broadband households now watching online video on…

BT, VICE content partnership

BT, VICE content partnership

UK multiplay telco BT has agreed a deal with youth media brand VICE Media to show its lifestyle and entertainment channel, VICE on TV on BT TV and content across…

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