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ACE shuts down German pirate hosting service

As part of its campaign to stop the illicit hosting of digital piracy content, anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has shut down Streamzz, an illegal file hosting service with global reach. Operated out of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Streamzz logged more than 7 million monthly visits. One-third of that traffic originated in […]

March 16, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: A$16.5bn production boost for Australian economy

An economic impact assessment of film and television production incentives has found that the Australian government’s production offset programmes deliver a high level of return on investment. The report also finds that offset programmes underpin Australia’s global standing as a leading production hub among countries where governments have recognised the sector’s economic and cultural benefits. […]

February 13, 2023

TPN upgrades content security programme

Film and television content security initiative the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is launching an enhanced programme with a new membership model, application and cloud content security assessments, and the TPN+ platform. TPN, which is fully owned by the Motion Picture Association (MPA), is leveraging the updated MPA Content Security Best Practices v5.0 to expand its […]

February 7, 2023By Colin Mann

LucidLink adopts MPA’s TPN+ platform

LucidLink, a specialist in cloud file storage for remote collaboration, has teamed up with the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) to establish safer, more secure content creation workflows for hybrid and remote teams worldwide. By incorporating the new TPN+ platform into its content security preparedness, LucidLink continues to deliver its security to protect creative teams’ valuable […]

January 25, 2023

Membership boost for ACE

Anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) has welcomed an additional 11 media and entertainment companies from key markets. ACE’s latest expansion brings the total number of member companies to 52. This growth extensively increases ACE’s global network, including key partnerships with local law enforcement and other authorities, and its ability to shut […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

MPA selects TMT to build TPN

The Motion Picture Association (MPA) has selected TMT Insights, a professional services and software development company, to build, implement, and support the new security assessment platform for the MPA’s Trusted Partner Network (TPN). TPN is the MPA’s global, industry-wide film and television content protection initiative. The TPN programme helps companies prevent leaks, breaches, and hacks […]

August 25, 2022

beIN joins Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment

Sports and entertainment broadcaster beIN Media Group has become the newest member of the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), a coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic creative ecosystem and reducing digital piracy. The addition of beIN marks ACE’s newly expanded focus on the growing threat that large-scale piracy operations pose to live sports broadcasters. […]

April 27, 2022By Colin Mann

TPN content security programme growth plan

Film and television content security initiative The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) is expanding its programme better to serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann

C4, Motion Content launch ethnic prodco fund

Channel 4 and Motion Content Group have launched a multi-million pound fund to boost commissions from small and medium sized ethnically diverse-led production companies. The Channel 4 and Motion Content Group Diverse Indies Fund will be editorially overseen by Channel 4 Senior Commissioning Editor Vivienne Molokwu (picturd). For Motion Content Group (part of GroupM, WPP’s […]

March 18, 2022

Gabon pirate satellite broadcaster condemned

In a joint statement, beIN SPORTS, Canal+ International, Gabon Télévision, LaLiga, the Motion Picture Association, Startimes, Thema, TNT Africa and UEFA have condemned the illegal broadcasting by Gabon satellite operator SatCon. They stress that only those broadcasters who obtain broadcasting authorisation from the rights holders may carry the signals and content of these channels. “We […]

July 8, 2021By Colin Mann