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Forensic watermarking attributed with halving losses from online video piracy

Security Joseph O'Halloran 20-03-2018
Research from YouGov and CDN technology provider Edgeware has found that anti-piracy measures could save billions as 39% of consumers admit they are likely to watch pirated film or TV content.

Asia injects rise in digital pay-TV as global subs top 1BN

Pay-TV Rebecca Hawkes 20-03-2018
Paid subscriptions to digital cable, satellite and IPTV television services worldwide have exceeded one billion for the first time, driven largely through growth in the Asia-Pacific.

IHS payTV 20Mar2018

TVB plans OTT launch in Thailand as part of Southeast Asian expansion

OTT Rebecca Hawkes 20-03-2018
Hong Kong free-to-air broadcaster TVB is to launch an over-the-top (OTT) video platform in Thailand in partnership with MVTV.

Nova to distribute MGM films, TV series in Greece

Pay-TV Editor 20-03-2018
Nova, one of Greece’s leading providers of bundled home entertainment and communication services, has signed a new agreement with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) securing rights to a selection of its most successful new and classic content.

Scandinavian SVOD soaring

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 20-03-2018
Research from Kagan has revealed that the Nordic market for subscription-based online video services has grown considerably over the last few years in both subscriptions and revenues, increasing its share of total consumer for subscription entertainment spend from 18% in 2016 to 22% in 2017.

Accedo enables Tata Sky mobile video service

Mobile Editor 20-03-2018
Video experience technology provider Accedo  has revealed the role it has played in developing unified live and video-on-demand (VOD) experience across web, Android and iOS devices for Indian operator Tata Sky.

Spanish court rejects Vodafone’s €140MN case against ONO

Cable Juan Fernandez Gonzalez 20-03-2018
Madrid’s Juzgado de lo Mercantil Número 3 has thrown out the case brought by Vodafone against ONO’s management board.

AsiaSat 5 to deliver live coverage of 2018 Commonwealth Games for TVNZ

Satellite Editor 20-03-2018
Television New Zealand has engaged Asia Satellite Telecommunications to make good on its plan to provide free to air coverage of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and enable Asia-Pacific rights-holders to have full access to the event’s live coverage and daily highlights.
tvnz 20 june 2017

Global surge in RDK adoption

Infrastructure Editor 20-03-2018
Global TV operators have deployed more than 40 million devices running the reference design kit (RDK), a 62% annual increase according to data from the consortium charged with administering the software.

Rapid TV Everywhere - March 2018