Advanced Television


Study: Comedy most pirated genre

Research from software provider Synamedia analysing the impact of sports and entertainment piracy across seven countries and the potential revenues that would result from converting pirate viewers to legal subscribers, finds the value of entertainment piracy is three times bigger than sports piracy and that the fragmentation of rights across more services is now affecting […]

February 2, 2023By Colin Mann

Study: Pirate TV ‘high economic loss in Germany’

Watching illegal live content on TV was still widespread in 2022 and has actually increased noticeably in recent years. Since the economic losses are at the expense of commercial media organisations, the effect of this is to weaken media and opinion diversity in Germany. This is the conclusion of a study commissioned by the Vaunet […]

January 26, 2023

OSN joins ACE’s anti-piracy coalition

Dubai-based entertainment company OSN has joined anti-piracy coalition the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE). OSN is one of 11 global media and entertainment companies that joined ACE in December 2022, expanding the coalition’s ability to combat illegal piracy operations around the world. ACE currently has a total of 52 members. “In line with our […]

January 13, 2023By Colin Mann

IPO, Meta: ‘SVoD password-sharing illegal’

The UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Meta have worked together to create guidance on avoiding piracy and counterfeit goods online. “Piracy is a major issue for the entertainment and creative industries,” says the IPO. “Pasting Internet images into your social media, password sharing on streaming services and accessing the latest films, TV series or […]

December 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Italy: ‘Instant blocking’ of illegal streams

Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) plans to intensify its crackdown on online piracy by introducing instant IP blocking. The regulator is aiming to modify resolution 680 dating back to 2013 that governs the blocking of illegal content. Currently, a precautionary order must be adopted by AgCom within three days of receipt of the complaint by the […]

December 15, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Study: Europe takes €3.2bn IPTV piracy hit

An independent study undertaken by Bournemouth University on illicit IPTV in Europe for trade body the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) estimates that the legitimate industry lost €3.21 billion in 2021 alone as a result of consumers using illicit IPTV piracy services. The illicit IPTV service providers gained €1.06 billion. The study, Illicit IPTV in Europe, […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

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

NitroTV hit with $51m piracy damages

The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), the coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal ecosystem for creative content, has applauded a new federal court order requiring IPTV piracy service NitroTV to pay $51.6 million (€49m) in damages to certain ACE members for “egregious” copyright infringement. NitroTV was a collection of unlicensed web-based and application-based […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Predictions from Synamedia for 2023

Julien Signes, SVP and General Manager of Video Network at Synamedia and Simon Brydon, Senior Director of Security Business Development at Synamedia, have shared their industry predictions for 2023. Sports streaming rights: go big or go home 2022 was all about how the future of live sports streaming would play out. We have been keeping […]

December 5, 2022

Brid.TV partners with EZDRM

Brid.TV, an online video platform and monetisation solution, has partnered with EZDRM to offer improved levels of content security and high-end protection from unauthorised access and distribution to all of its users. Video publishers from all industries are now able to manage, distribute, and monetise their content while enjoying unparalleled levels of security. Brid.TV’s integration […]

December 1, 2022