Anti-piracy


NOS signs up Nagra for anti-piracy drive

Portuguese pay TV provider NOS has signed up content security and TV technology specialist Nagra to help it combat broadcast and streaming piracy of Benfica soccer league matches. NOS, which owns the rights to Benfica games and the distribution rights for the Benfica TV channel, will tap Nagra’s Anti-Piracy Services unit to fight control-word sharing […]

English Premier League adds weight to BeoutQ piracy battle

The English Premier League has joined the chorus of sports rights-holding bodies and other organisations to condemn Saudi-based BeoutQ’s pirate broadcasts in the Middle East. All 20 Premier League matches played during the first two weeks of the season were transmitted illegally by BeoutQ, which is alleged to have stolen the content from several Premier League […]

BeIN Media enlists tech companies’ support in piracy battle with BeoutQ

BeIN Media has intensified its campaign against Saudi Arabia-based pirate service BeoutQ, which has targeted BeIN Media’s base by offering illicit transmissions of premium sports content. Following BeoutQ’s transmission of the first English Premier League and Ligue 1 football matches of the new season, BeIN Media has enlisted the support of content security providers Cisco […]

Irdeto: P2P still ‘the major source’ of piracy, despite rise of streaming

Peer-to-peer piracy continues to be the major way that consumers gain access to pirated content, despite the well-documented rise of illicit streaming services, according to data compiled by content security outfit Irdeto. According to Irdeto, growth in web video piracy is only adding to the global movie and TV piracy problem, rather than replacing P2P […]

English Premier League secures order to block pirate servers

A UK court has required service providers including Sky, BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, plusnet and EE to block and disrupt servers that host illegal streams of English Premier League football matches.  The England and Wales High Court has granted an order that will forced the service providers to block servers distributing illicit streams for entirety […]

BeIN Media hails anti-piracy victory in Sweden

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has secured a victory in its battle with piracy following a Swedish court handing prison sentences and fines to three individuals behind Arabic-region pirate outfit Advanced TV Network (ATN). The conviction follows a complaint filed by Nordic antipiracy group Nordic Content Protection in 2016. The trio behind ATN have […]

BeIN Media slams Arabsat over BeoutQ pirate service

Qatar-based pay TV operator BeIN Media has slammed Arabsat’s sponsorship of today’s MENA Anti-Piracy Conference in Dubai because it claims the Saudi Arabia-based satellite operator is facilitating the transmission of a service that deliberately pirates premium sports transmissions to which it holds the exclusive rights. The service, known as BeoutQ – a clear reference to […]

FACT: illicit streaming boxes a fire risk

Illicit streaming devices in the UK market present a significant fire risk to users, according to a study by the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) and Electrical Safety First. According to the study, 100% of illicit boxes entering the UK market fail to meet national electrical safety regulations. None of the illicit streaming devices that […]

ABI: service providers losing up to US$8bn a year to piracy

Video service providers lose between US$6 billion (€5.1 billion) and US$8 billion in revenue to piracy each year, according to a study by US-based ABI Research. The report claims that while video piracy has been around since the advent of home recording and the VHS tape in 1979, today the most common forms of piracy […]

Anti-piracy group unites to combat threat

The Asian branches of companies such as NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures and The Walt Disney Company banded together this week to initiate work against the threat of content piracy. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) united at the annual CASBAA conference in Macau yesterday to begin work to address the increasingly complex issues surrounding illegal downloading andstreaming. […]