Advanced Television


Finecast achieves TAG accreditation

Finecast, an addressable TV provider, has been certified for the first time by TAG (Trustworthy Accountability Group) following an audit validating its practices meet the highest industry brand safety standards. TAG (Trustworthy Accountability Group) produces industry guidelines and certification across brand safety, fraud, and malware. The certification coincides with Finecast’s parent company, GroupM UK and […]

March 17, 2022

Research: Risks rife on illegal football streaming sites

Research from cyber resilience specialist Webroot has exposed the extent of scams and malware found on illegal streaming sites that were shared on social media channels during a big weekend of football across Europe. Football fans across Europe trying to watch the Carabao Cup Final or major clashes across the Premier League, La Liga, Serie […]

April 28, 2021By Colin Mann

Study: Lockdown + piracy = toxic cybersecurity combination

Millions of Americans who are conducting sensitive or confidential work on home networks during the Covid-19 crisis are substantially more likely to face malware and other security threats if they also have piracy devices and apps in their homes, according to a new study from Internet threat education body Digital Citizens Alliance (DCA). A research […]

February 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Research: 3 in 5 UK users unaware of piracy dangers

Research commissioned by UK intellectual property protection body FACT has shown that three out of five people in the UK (62 per cent) are unaware of the hidden dangers of piracy – fraud, identity theft and malware – or its links to criminal gangs. The research, which focused on consumer behaviour and attitudes to piracy, […]

January 27, 2021By 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

Ad industry standards bodies merge

The digital advertising industry’s two leading anti-fraud and brand safety organisations, the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) and Joint Industry Committee for Web Standards (JICWEBS), are to merge. Mike Zaneis will serve as CEO for the combined organisation – which will carry the TAG name – while JICWEBS’s Jules Kendrick will take the new role of […]

July 29, 2020

Kaspersky: ‘Beware entertainment malware’

According to cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky, 2019 was officially the year the Streaming Wars kicked off, as nearly all major networks hurried to profit from consumers’ new, preferred method of consuming content: streaming platforms. The company suggests that cyberthreats aren’t relegated to the world of big businesses and large-scale campaigns, with the most frequent attacks actually […]

July 20, 2020By Colin Mann

Survey: 25% piracy device users have malware problem

Americans using illegal piracy devices are much more likely to bring malware and hackers into the home, a Digital Citizens Alliance survey of 1,512 US has consumers found. In the poll conducted last month, one in four Americans who use piracy devices in the home say he or she had a malware problem in the […]

June 24, 2020