Securing your revenue in the new age of video piracy: DTVE’s Digital Symposium looks at the threat and how to address it

As consumption of streaming video rises at the expense of traditional broadcast technology, the security challenges faced by service providers are also evolving. The next session in DTVE’s ongoing Digital Symposium will look at the state of current and future threats and how operators can address them – both through offering compelling content and a […]

UK police take “unprecedented step” in clamping down on piracy

Thousands of Brits believed to have been using illegal TV streaming services have been contacted by police.  In association with the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT), Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary have taken what is described as an “unprecedented step” to issue individual warning notices to thousands of subscribers to a service called GE Hosting. GE […]

Irdeto and IBM team up for pre-integrated cloud-based watermarking

Content security specialist Irdeto has integrated TraceMark for Distribution watermarking technology with IBM’s Aspera on Cloud file transfer technology. Irdeto said that the combined offering would provide the film industry fast, easy to implement, affordable tool in the fight against piracy. Irdeto and IBM said that their pre-integrated offering provides a solution to the challenge […]

US piracy a US$1 billion industry

Content piracy in the US is now a billion dollar industry, claims a new report. According to a new study from Digital Citizens Alliance and NAGRA, illegal piracy subscription services in the country which steal content from broadcasters and OTT platforms is now worth over US$1 billion. More alarming is the fact that this US$1 […]

FACT action leads to shutdown of 17 piracy operations

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) has announced that its actions have resulted in the shutdown of 17 separate pirate operations. The body said that a number of individuals who were selling Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) and providing illegal streams via websites and social media pages including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have immediately halted their […]

Saudi Arabia launches appeal into WTO beoutQ ruling and pulls out of Newcastle takeover

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has appealed against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling which directly tied it with pirate broadcast operation beoutQ. The 130 page ruling stated that representatives of the state had facilitated the operation of beoutQ, which has pirated content from sports broadcasters around the world – chiefly that of Qatar-based beIN Media. […]

UEFA seeks new anti-piracy service provider

Europe’s football governing body UEFA has issued a tender for a new anti-piracy service provider. The move comes in the wake of an investigation into Saudi-operated pirate operation BeoutQ from the World Trade Organisation and at a time when illegal piracy of sports events is rife. In light of this, UEFA is looking to improve […]

Canal+ hails anti-piracy victory in Rennes

Five individuals responsible for creating and maintaining around 20 pirate sites in France have been found guilty by a Rennes criminal court following a complaint lodged by pay TV operators Canal+, BeiN Sport and RMC Sport. The three broadcasters filed the complaint in collaboration with the Association de Lutte contre la Piraterie Audiovisuelle (ALPA). The […]

Danish high court demands shutdown of pirate broadcaster Rojadirecta

The high court of Denmark has ruled that pirate broadcaster Rojadirecta is illegal and must be blocked by ISPs in the country. This decision came after a collaborative investigation into the pirate operation by Spanish football league La Liga and the Danish Rights Alliance. Puerto 80 Projects SLU, the company behind Rojadirecta, tried to appeal […]

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