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UK government explores further measures to prevent intellectual property theft

Security Joseph O'Halloran 22-10-2018
Stressing its continued clampdown on users and providers of illicit streaming boxes who its believes cause damage, the UK government has warned that users and providers of adapted streaming devices who steal paid-for content run the risk of fines or prison.

More content heads to Facebook Watch via Barcroft

Social TV Editor 22-10-2018
UK indie factual producer Barcroft Media has become the latest content firm to head for the social network, bringing a brand-new original interactive series, Most Incredible Homes, to Facebook Watch.

Panasonic gains ACCESS to support 4K set-top boxes

Infrastructure Editor 22-10-2018
As it preps to launch satellite-based 4KTV in December 2018, Panasonic has revealed that the service’s set-top-box will use the Browser BE v2 DTV Profile from ACCESS.

Screen Glue appoints new development executive

Major Businesses Editor 22-10-2018
Independent television and cross-platform producer Screen Glue has appointed Matt White with the mission of ‘supercharging’ a new phase of its non-scripted development.

Global TV, OTT revenues to reach $265BN by end of year

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 22-10-2018
A study from Digital TV Research is forecasting that global revenues from traditional pay-TV and over-the-top TV episodes and films will reach $265 billion in 2018, up from $254 billion in 2017 and $234 billion in 2015.
DigTVres TV databook 22Oct2018

iQIYI reveals new variety, drama series for 2019 slate

Programming Rebecca Hawkes 22-10-2018
Chinese video streaming giant iQIYI has unveiled new seasons of The Rap of China and Idol Producer, among a raft of other programming slated for 2019.
iQIYI iJOY Conference 22 Oct 2018

DRG inks non-scripted deal with Woodcut, TDP

Deals Editor 22-10-2018
Content originator and developer DRG has agreed an exclusive new non-scripted content relationship with UK indie Woodcut Media and business enhancement company The Development Partnership (TDP).

Nent Group launches Viaplay TV in Finland

Programming Joseph O'Halloran 22-10-2018
As it rapidly expands activities and operations after its corporate realignment, Nordic Entertainment (Nent) Group has launched Viaplay TV for customers for the streaming service in Finland.
Viaplay 22Oct2018