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ViacomCBS, CommScope IP content distribution migration

Comms technology specialist CommScope and media & entertainment group ViacomCBS have confirmed that ViacomCBS launched FAVE and migrated its DABL and select SHOWTIME linear channels from satellite to Content Delivery Network (CDN) IP distribution using the CommScope DigiCipher Streaming system. The migration represents the first ViacomCBS services to be fully transitioned from satellite to CDN […]

January 13, 2022

iQIYI reiterates IP protection commitment

Chinese online entertainment service iQIYI has reiterated its commitment to IP protection through technological innovation. Presenting virtually at the Intellectual Property Protection and Business Environment Optimization forum held as part of 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE), Gong Yu, Founder and CEO of iQIYI, expressed his wish for more regulatory guidance on IP protection. “Piracy […]

November 8, 2021By Colin Mann

Report: Pandemic drives broadcasters’ IP adoption

Seventy-one per cent of broadcast and video streaming professionals say that Covid-19 has accelerated the IP adoption process within their organisation, according to the findings of the second annual Broadcast IP Transformation Report  from real-time video streaming and networking solutions provider Haivision. Haivision surveyed its broadcast customers and prospects to gain clearer insights into what […]

March 26, 2021

Report: IP key to economic recovery, defeating pandemic

The ninth annual International IP Index, Recovery Through Ingenuity, from the US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), which champions innovation and creativity through intellectual property standards, has highlighted the extraordinary role of intellectual property (IP) rights in delivering pandemic-ending solutions. The report evaluates IP rights in 53 global economies — from patent […]

March 25, 2021By Colin Mann

Success for UK regional IP unit

A new unit set up to tackle intellectual property fraud in the north west of England has already seized £1.7 million (€1.98m) worth of fake goods, including clothes, electricals and fireworks. The City of London Police, the lead force for fraud, has partnered with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO)and the North West Regional Organised Crime […]

March 8, 2021By Colin Mann

AAPA calls for EU anti-piracy fight support

In anticipation of several key European Commission proposals such as the Digital Services Act and the EU IP Action Plan, trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) has shared its position on how to strengthen the fight against online piracy and the protection of intellectual property rights at the European Union level. The Alliance welcomes […]

November 24, 2020By Colin Mann

Forecast: 2021 will be the year of vertical integration

Overlapping ecosystems are to dominate entertainment service strategy in 2021, with games, audio, and video set to come under one provider, suggests a report from consultancy firm Omdia. According to Maria Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director at Omdia, vertical integration and commoditisation of IP will come under renewed focus. The report, 2021 Trends to Watch: […]

October 27, 2020

Synamedia powers Yes’s latency breakthrough

Israeli multiplay telco Bezeq is deploying video software provider Synamedia’s end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, Internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency. Yes chose Synamedia because it is the only vendor with an end-to-end video network able to […]

July 29, 2020

Copyright boost as Sky joins Industry Trusts

The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, the UK film, TV and video industry’s consumer education body promoting the value of copyright and creativity, and The Industry Trust Ireland have confirmed that Sky has become a member of the organisations, effective immediately. Sky has partnered effectively with the Trust and with a wider coalition of entertainment […]

July 22, 2020By Colin Mann