Anti-piracy


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. […]

Piracy to cost TV and film industry US$52bn by 2022

The stark cost of illegal downloading and streaming of movies and TV shows had been laid bare – a whopping US$51.6 billion (€44.5 billion). A report from industry analysis Digital TV Research suggests the amount of revenue lost to piracy has skyrocketed from US$6.7 billion in 2010 to nearly US$31.8 billion last year. The figure will […]

OSN welcomes arrest of illegal cable operators

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has welcomed the arrest of three individuals alleged to be behind a large-scale illegal cable operation in Kuwait. According to Kuwait’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID), three Indian men have been arrested after successful raids in a residential area of Salmiya, where they had been operating a sophisticated illegal cable […]

Over a million illegal streaming boxes sold in UK since 2015

More than one million illegal set-top boxes that allow users to stream content illegally have been sold in the UK over the past two years, according to a new report from IP protection body FACT UK. The report, titled ‘Cracking Down on Digital Piracy’, gathers insights from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), FACT, City of […]

Tricolor TV highlights battle against piracy in Russia

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV says it was instrumental in blocking 520 pirate internet resources in the first half of this year, leading to 10 criminal cases and 10 ‘administrative’ legal cases. The pay TV operator said that, on its initiative, Russian law enforcement officer seized more than 90 pieces of equipment used for […]

Nagra expands US antipiracy agreement

As part of the expanded agreement, IBCAP and Nagra will implement various strategies including the establishment of a monitoring lab to monitor and detect unauthorised use of IBCAP member content and automated systems to monitor set-top boxes, websites, and other streaming platforms. Nagra will detect servers providing IBCAP member content without authorisation, including both linear […]