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Stopping Premier League piracy “impossible”

A leading IT expert believes the Premier League will probably not be able to stop fans illegally uploading videos of goals and has questioned whether it would be legally possible. The Premier League has warned fans it is clamping down on Vines and Tweets of goals after thousands of users spread videos of goals on […]

August 20, 2014By Colin Mann

Premier League gets tough on Vine videos

The English Premier League has warned fans who post Vine videos of top-flight matches are in breach of copyright law. The league’s governing body said it is now working with social media providers such as Twitter to take down pirated clips. Within moments of goals being scored, Vine videos – which streams six-second looped clips […]

August 15, 2014

Forbes is Beamly CEO, B2B role for Rose

Beamly, the social & content network for TV, has announced the promotion of Jason Forbes to the role of global CEO. Forbes was previously managing director of the company’s successful US business. Also Beamly’s co-founder and former head of BBC iPlayer Anthony Rose becomes President of a separate B2B unit, dedicated to serving industry partners.  Beamly’s current […]

August 14, 2014

Social media critical role in football piracy

As the opening weekend of the 2014/15 Premier League approaches, broadcasters should take note of some unexpected piracy figures from Irdeto stemming from the FIFA World Cup 2014, which found that Europe and North America broadcasters were the biggest targets for illegal streams worldwide. Irdeto’s intelligence also revealed

August 14, 2014

Millennial cord-nevers likely to remain so

According to analysis from analyst group nScreenMedia, 19 per cent of millennials do not have pay-TV. Just 2 per cent of those say they intend to get it in the next three months. A big part of the problem for operators is that these young viewers have grown up in the interactive world of the […]

August 13, 2014

Stream Web ‘content crowd’ social feed

Mobile browser Stream Web has released a new social network with their Public Stream, an anonymous social feed of what everyone in the app is sharing in real time, creating a social network for pure content discovery. Unlike other web browsers where each individual is browsing in isolation, Stream Web users come to the app […]

August 7, 2014

Social media creates more TV fans

Television viewing used to be an experience strictly between viewer and show, with water cooler talk coming the day after. The rise of social TV has changed that relationship, and according a study by Nielsen, more and more Americans are quickly warming up to this new behaviour. With tablets, smartphones and laptops at their side, […]

August 6, 2014

Sunset+Vine delivers Lord’s cricket for social media

Sunset+Vine, the UK independent TV sports production and media company, has confirmed its appointment by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to deliver the Lord’s Cricket Ground YouTube channel as well as content across the Lord’s Facebook and @ Home of Cricket Twitter feed. Sunset+Vine will be creating new content several times a week using a mixture […]

August 4, 2014

People-powered cinema arrives in Britain

A new service drawing on the power of social media and the growing demand for movies on demand will let film fans around the UK take control of their local cinema. ourscreen allows users to create and attend screenings of their favourite films at their local cinema on the big screen and in all their […]

August 1, 2014By Colin Mann

Australia: No evidence of cord-cutting

Using the Internet has almost eclipsed watching TV as Australian’s preferred source of entertainment and reading the news online has overtaken reading it in print, according to more than 2300 Australians surveyed for Deloitte’s annual media consumer survey. The key findings

July 31, 2014