Advanced Television


Study: Europe takes €3.2bn IPTV piracy hit

An independent study undertaken by Bournemouth University on illicit IPTV in Europe for trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) estimates that the legitimate industry lost €3.21 billion in 2021 alone as a result of consumers using illicit IPTV piracy services. The illicit IPTV service providers gained €1.06 billion. The study, Illicit IPTV in Europe, […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

M7 adds 8 new IPTV customers

M7, a German provider of TV entertainment for cable and IP networks, is experiencing strong demand for its products and services with eight new customers. The new M7 partners are leading municipal utilities, fibre optic network operators and regional telecommunications companies in Germany and Austria, who can upgrade their networks, strengthen customer loyalty and win […]

December 5, 2022

Italy: Major illegal streaming police operation

Italy’s Polizia postale (Postal police) in the city of Catania have conducted an operation against audiovisual piracy, with the execution of numerous searches and seizures in 23 provinces. Seventy people are currently under investigation for criminal association of a transnational nature aimed at the dissemination of conditional access television modules. They also face other charges […]

November 11, 2022By Colin Mann

$15.7m fine for iStar pirate CEO

The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed that a federal court in Michigan has ordered the removal of IBCAP member channels from the iStar IPTV service, one of the largest pirate services offering multicultural content in the US. The case was filed by IBCAP member DISH Network. This order follows a judgment and […]

November 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Green Streams adds NPAW’s video analytics

IPTV & OTT platform Greens Streams and NPAW, a player in video streaming intelligence, are joining forces to integrate NPAW’s advanced video analytics capabilities into Green Streams’ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for network operators and OTT services. Co-founded in 2021 by industry veteran Gernot Jaeger, Green Streams’ flexible IPTV & OTT backend platform seamlessly brings together key […]

October 26, 2022

Forecast: 1bn pay-TV subs by 2027

The number of pay-TV subscribers across 138 countries will reach 1.03 billion by 2027; slightly up on 2021 as pay-TV continues to grow in developing countries, according to the Pay TV Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This total represents 57 per cent of TV households – down from the peak of […]

September 26, 2022

Survey: Low satisfaction with IPTV / OTT platform setups

Green Streams, the IPTV and OTT platform, has published its 2022 industry survey for which TV experts, senior managers and C-level executives at European network operators were surveyed over three months earlier this year. The Network Operator TV & Entertainment Report shows that the strategic importance of strong TV and Entertainment products for network operators […]

September 7, 2022

Bouygues Telecom selects StreamProbe

TestTree, major provider of 24/7 Video QoS & QoE Monitoring solutions, has announced that Bouygues Telecom, a full-service electronic communications operator in France, has selected it’s StreamProbe IPTV product for supervision of all the Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) live video flows. DAI for linear TV Services is possible in France since summer 2020, after the […]

September 7, 2022

beIN wins Tunisia antipiracy injunction

beIN Media Group has won its legal application for an emergency injunction against Tunisian electronics retailer MyTek in the Tunisian courts. The result of the hearing means MyTek can no longer sell IPTV products that carry pirated beIN channels, pending a final hearing on the merits by the Court beIN does not tolerate infringement of […]

September 6, 2022By Colin Mann

HT Eronet chooses UniqCast for integrated IPTV/OTT platform 

HT Eronet, one of the three national Telco operators in Bosnia and Herzegovina, upgraded its video streaming service with a state-of-the-art IPTV / OTT platform from UniqCast. HT Eronet had legacy IPTV middleware and STBs from the early days of the IPTV that was lacking modern UX/UI as well as certain features. Legacy technology and […]

September 6, 2022