Digital TV Europe to host webinar on piracy management

Digital TV Europe has announced that it will be hosting a webinar on the topic of piracy management. Content piracy has evolved over the last few years with the democratization of IP-based video delivery. Pirates have found ways to bypass traditional content protection technologies, redistribute and monetize pirated content. Broadcasters face pressure to increase subscribers […]

Video piracy in Russia drops for first time in five years

Content piracy in Russia has showed decline for the first time in five years. According to a new study from cybersecurity firm Group-IB, the volume of online piracy in the country amounts to US$63.5 million, which is 27% less than 2018.  The estimated the volume of the Russian video piracy market in monetary terms in […]

ISD seller jailed and fined US$170,000

In a landmark case, an electronics retailer in Singapore has been convicted of selling illegal streaming devices (ISDs). Synnex Trading, along with director Jia Xiaofeng, have been found guilty of four criminal charges of copyright infringement. The company was found to be selling devices that provided access to illegal broadcasts of entertainment content, specifically Premier […]

Football piracy rampant, with five million Brits admitting to watching illegal streams

Despite efforts from the Premier League to clamp down on piracy, over five million football fans have admitted to accessing illegal streams. According to the Fans of the EPL report, published by OLBG, 22% of UK football fans have admitted to using unofficial streams despite knowing their illegality. The report adds that 42% of the […]

Premier League pirated by 9% of Brits

The extent of sports piracy has been illustrated by a new study which has found that 9% of Brits admit to having illegally streamed at least one Premier League game over the past 12 months. According to new research from personal finance comparison site finder.com, this total is equivalent to 4.5 million people over the […]

BeIN Media: sports rightsholders face ‘financial cliff’ as piracy destroys market

The “media rights bubble is about to burst for sports”, with the industry “sleep-walking towards a financial cliff” because of content piracy, according to Yousef Al-Obaidly, CEO of BeIN Media Group. Speaking at a Leaders in Sport event, Al-Obaidly said that BeIN Media would be forced to amend its commercial offers for sports rights as […]

Pirate streaming devices on the rise in the Philippines

Over a third (34%) of Fillipino online consumers use illicit streaming devices (ISDs) to view pirated TV channels and VOD content. According to new research commissioned by the Asia Video Industry’s Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (AVIA CAP) and conducted by YouGov, this surge of ISDs in the country has also seen 66% of users access […]

Three Irish pubs ordered to pay Sky fines

Three Irish pubs have been ordered to pay damages for illegally showing Sky Sports in their venues. The River Lane, the Joshua Tree and the Bridge, all in Cork, have been fined €18,444, €17,500 and €14,688 respectively for publicly showing Sky broadcasts without a commercial licence. In addition, the venues have been made to pay […]

One in four US households engage in piracy, costing billions in lost revenue

Over a quarter of US broadband households engage in content piracy or account sharing, a new study has revealed. The report from Parks Associates entitled 360 Deep Dive: Account Sharing and Digital Piracy also found that pay-TV and OTT piracy along with account sharing will lead to US$9.1 billion (€8.1 billion) in lost revenue this […]

Irish court orders IP block of illegal EPL streams

Irish viewers who attempt to watch illegal streams of English Premier League (EPL) matches will find the service blocked, starting from the 2019/20 season.  The country has passed its first ever order compelling ISPs to block illegal live streams of matches. Ireland’s Commercial Court has ordered Eircom/Eir, Sky Ireland, Sky Subscriber Services, Virgin Media Ireland […]

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