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Industry bodies call for copyright awareness action

Pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness and trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) are calling for a joined-up whole society approach to champion the audiovisual industry and the importance of copyright. The Trust has released an overview of the current infringement landscape with supportive measures set out to […]

February 10, 2023By Colin Mann

‘Puss’ Banderas shares Moments Worth Paying For

Pro-copyright consumer education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness’s ‘Moments Worth Paying For’ campaign is presenting a special message from Antonio Banderas ahead of the release of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish on February 3rd. In the exclusive new content, Banderas emphasises the magic of seeing films on the big screen and the […]

January 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: UK home ent market set for £5.5bn boost

A report, The Evolution of Home Entertainment Report 2020 – 2025, from trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and DEGI: Digital Entertainment Group International, predicts UK category growth of £5.5 billion (€6.3bn) by 2025, a rise of 114 per cent on the pre-pandemic predictions as well as forecast transactional cumulative consumer spend […]

September 22, 2022

Campaign highlights new home ent releases

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) has launched a three-month cross-category media campaign to capture consumer attention and drive awareness of the packed new release slate coming to the high street and digital retailers across the coming months. For the first time on broadcast radio, a multi-layered marketing and PR campaign will deliver the […]

October 8, 2021By Colin Mann

The Suicide Squad illegal streaming warning

In advance of the much-awaited cinema release July 30th of superhero movie The Suicide Squad, Liz Bales, CEO of consumer education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, has warned fans tempted to stream the film illegally of the damage it causes the cinema industry and risk of malware and scams. “Film fans are, understandably, […]

July 29, 2021By Colin Mann

New Co-Chairs for DEGI

Industry trade body The Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) has confirmed a new line-up for its Board of Directors, with Joe Braman, VP, International Account Management at NBCUniversal and Ruth Sharp, VP and Head of Digital Distribution, Warner Media UK and Ireland both joining as Co-Chairs, effective immediately. The DEGI exists to support and enhance […]

July 5, 2021By Colin Mann

SPE’s Marsh new BASE Chair

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), the body which represents the interests of publishers and rights-owners of pre-recorded filmed entertainment, has appointed Rob Marsh, Vice President Commercial (Home Entertainment) at Sony Pictures Entertainment, as the organisation’s new Chair announced with immediate effect. Marsh, who joined BASE Council in 2019, will serve as Chair alongside […]

February 9, 2021By Colin Mann

Anti-piracy resource for UK students

The UK advertising industry’s education non-profit body, Media Smart, in partnership with The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and the Intellectual Property Office, has launched a new school resource focused on intellectual property. The resource – Piracy: What’s The Big Deal? – turns the spotlight on film and TV piracy. […]

November 20, 2020By Colin Mann

Research: Rise in illegally-accessed content risks

Research from UK pro-copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness has revealed that those who illegally download or stream TV, Film and Sport content are at a higher risk than ever of suffering a host of negative personal and financial consequences. From viruses and hacking, to identity theft and fraud, latest figures

August 27, 2020By Colin Mann adds CHILI to listings

With its continued focus on ensuring audiences everywhere can find safe and legal routes to entertainment, has confirmed that digital retailer CHILI is the latest platform to join the site., managed by pro-copyright education body The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, is one of the UK’s leading websites for film and TV fans […]

July 9, 2020By Colin Mann