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Arrest in Scottish IP theft case

Following an intelligence-led operation between Police Scotland and Sky, a 31-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with intellectual property theft. Officers attended a property in Clydebank and arrested a man in relation to the distribution of illegal IPTV services, which provide unauthorised access to pay-TV content. “This was an intelligence-led, multi-agency operation […]

February 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: MENA to add 2m pay-TV subs by 2028

The number of pay-TV subscribers in 20 MENA countries will increase from 17.32 million in 2022 to 19.20 million in 2028, according to the Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Legitimate pay-TV penetration will remain at only 19 per cent. IPTV subscribers overtook pay satellite TV […]

January 23, 2023

Amino, Xperi device integration

Media and entertainment technology solutions provider Amino has agreed a term partnership with Xperi to support its operator customers on the TiVo Managed IPTV Service (formerly MobiTV). Amino has integrated its certified Android TV operator tier set-top box with the TiVo service to offer a managed device alternative and world-class support for its North American […]

January 6, 2023

Forecast: Thai pay-TV revs 4.2% CAGR ‘22-‘27

Pay-TV service revenue in Thailand is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 per cent from $752 million (€708m) in 2022 to $922 million in 2027, driven primarily by an increase in IPTV subscriptions, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData. GlobalData’s Thailand Pay-TV Forecast (Q3 2022) reveals that while DTH […]

December 29, 2022

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