Advanced Television


Tolka Chooses TCAS TV content protection

Tolka has announced the completion of a television content protection system for one of southeast Asia’s largest gaming broadcasters. The new installation is based on TCAS for Contribution, a newly developed version of the Tolka Conditional Access System. It replaces the network’s third-party signal content protection technology which had been hacked and was being retransmitted […]

December 9, 2021

Arrests in illegal IPTV crackdown

Officers from Leicestershire Police in the UK’s East Midlands have executed a warrant as part of a crackdown on illegal streaming services. Police visited an address in Oadby and two people – a man aged 33 and a 48-year-old woman – were arrested on suspicion of infringing copyright by communicating work. A variety of equipment […]

November 30, 2021By Colin Mann

Agama, Antecna implement monitoring and analysis solution for m:tel

Agama Technologies, a specialist in in video service quality and customer experience, has partnered with Antecna to implement Agama’s solution for monitoring and analysis of live TV channels and VoD streams at m:tel, the telecom operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This implementation helps detect faults as soon as they appear and prevents problematic and low-quality […]

November 29, 2021

ExpressPlay announces integration with Hisense Smart TVs

VIDAA and Intertrust ExpressPlay has announced the availability of VIDAA SMART OS-powered Hisense smart TVs preloaded with Intertrust’s ExpressPlay XCATM content security for broadcast TV protection. This joint solution enables secure direct-to-TV broadcasting using a cloud-based content protection solution that meets the requirements of premium content owners without requiring additional consumer devices such as set-top […]

November 18, 2021

$31m piracy penalty for ChitramTV

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas has entered a Judgment and Injunction against ChitramTV, a popular South Asian pirate IPTV service. The Court found that ChitramTV wilfully infringed 207 registered copyrighted works and imposed the maximum statutory penalty of $150,000 (€132,567) per work, $31,050,000 in total. The Federal Court in […]

November 17, 2021By Colin Mann

VO, LFP team for illegal IPTV network fight

OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions specilaiist Viaccess-Orca (VO) is joining forces with Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body that runs the major professional football leagues in France, to fight against illegal IPTV networks. Using VO’s Anti-Piracy Center services, LFP will be able to monitor and request effective countermeasures […]

November 16, 2021By Colin Mann

IPVconnect leverages NAGRA’s US streaming solution

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multi-screen television solutions, has announced that IPVconnect, a premier television, internet, and VoIP provider in the US, has partnered NAGRA to transition from their current satellite TV broadcast offering to an advanced video streaming solution to increase consumer engagement, improve customer retention and […]

November 16, 2021

South Korea: Hits on LGU+

Rewind Networks and LYD have announced the launch of Hits on South Korea’s LGU+ IPTV platform on November 16th. Hits will be aired on Channel 147 in HD as part of LGU+ TV’s premium package. The launch of Hits on LGU+ marks the second deal for the partnership between Rewind Networks and LYD in South […]

November 12, 2021

SAWA launches video platform for MENA with SES

SAWA Rights Management (SAWA), a strategic service provider to the MENA pay-TV industry, has concluded a multi-year agreement with global content connectivity solutions provider SES, where it will be delivering TV channels to commercial properties. Under this agreement, SAWA will utilise MonacoSAT, a satellite located at 52 degrees East, to distribute the first 14 premium […]

October 28, 2021

Forecast: Thailand pay-TV services revenue at $1.1bn in 2026

Pay-TV service revenue in Thailand is expected to grow at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5 per cent from $734 million in 2021 to $1.1 billion in 2026, supported by growing DTH, cable TV and IPTV subscriptions, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Thailand pay-TV Forecast Model indicates that […]

October 27, 2021