Euskaltel hails court decision as operators face up to data threat from production outfits

Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has expressed satisfaction with the legal outcome of a case brought by a film production company that broke European data protection rules by contacting one of the operator’s customers over allegedly downloading the movie She Fighter using peer-to-peer technology. The Bilbao court dismissed the demand by She Fighter Ltd for recompense for […]

CDNvideo launches P2P solution 

Wangsu Group-owned CDN provider CDNvideo has launched own P2P solution for live streaming at IBC 2018.   CDNvideo’s P2P solution was used by Russia Television and Radio (VGTRK) during the Moscow Victory Day Parade 2018 on May 9 and then used during the sport events that took place in Russia this summer. The P2P solution was eventually utilized by hundreds of thousands of viewers, according to CDNvideo. […]

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 […]

Game of Thrones tops illegal sharing list

New research into illegal sharing shows that over the course of one week a raft of top scripted series were being shared by 3.7 million users around the world via the peer-to-peer BitTorrent network. Anti-piracy tech firm Ceg Tek conducted the research ahead of the Cable Show, the cable industry trade show that is taking […]