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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

ACE shuts down ‘ripping and uploading’ operation

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, the coalition dedicated to reducing online piracy and protecting the creative marketplace, has achieved a permanent end to video piracy outfit NTG Release Group’s illegal activities. “Ceasing NTG’s operations is yet another victory for ACE and sends a clear message to illegal operators working in the ripping and uploading […]

May 11, 2021By Colin Mann

123movies.la illegal streaming site closed

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) – a global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market and reducing online piracy – has been successful in a first action in Tunisia, resulting in the closure of 123movies.la. From its debut in late 2017, 123movies.la received an average of nearly 30 million monthly visits, making […]

May 10, 2021By Colin Mann

UK creatives, social media agree new anti-piracy measures

In 2018, as agreed in the Creative Industries Sector Deal, the UK Intellectual Property Office launched a series of Government-backed, voluntary roundtable discussions between social media platforms and UK creative businesses. These roundtable discussions seek to further enhance the means to fight piracy on social media platforms, ensure that participants are aware of all existing […]

May 6, 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

Apple TV+ boost for anti-piracy efforts

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content, has confirmed that Apple TV+ is its newest member and will join its governing board. The addition of Apple’s streaming service further strengthens ACE’s collective approach to disrupting a piracy ecosystem that harms creators. According to […]

October 9, 2020By Colin Mann

Study: Multi-site blocking best anti-piracy weapon

An important challenge facing media industries today is whether and how copyright policy should be adapted to the realities of the digital age. The invention and subsequent adoption of filesharing technologies has eroded the strength of copyright law across many countries, and research has shown that digital piracy reduces sales of music and motion picture […]

June 3, 2020By Colin Mann