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17 March, 2017

The Premier League won a potentially very important injunction from a UK court, allowing it to work with ISPs to block in real time pirate streams of live football matches. The injunction is limited in time to the remainder of this season, so watching how this works out will be a very interesting test case. The “free internet” crowd seems outraged because the ISPs didn’t fight the EPL’s request for an injunction…..well, duh! Responsible ISPs have a definite interest in not undermining a healthy content ecosystem…

10 March, 2017

In Hong Kong Wharf looks set to exit its pay- TV business as the company announced that no deals were reached to sell its television and internet broadband business i-Cable Communications – Hong Kong’s oldest payTV service. In a move that could seal the operator’s fate, Wharf said it would not extend any further financial support to i-Cable. Wharf have said they would also be reluctant to enter another 12 year pay TV licence – The HK government had provisionally renewed i-Cable’s pay-TV licence to 2029 in December, which requires HK$3.4 billion in investments for the first six years…

Irdeto Research: Chinese Consumers Aged 35 to 44 Watch Pirated Content the Most, But Also Most Willing to Watch Less or Stop Watching Pirated Content

Around half (52%) of Chinese consumers aged 18 to 24 who watch pirated content indicated that mobile devices are their most frequent method of consuming this content – the highest globally – reflecting a prominent shift in viewer consumptions habits            CHINA, CCBN, 23 March 2017 – A new online consumer survey from Irdeto, the world leader in digital…

Irdeto and MStar Partner to Secure Premium Content for Operators in China

Irdeto Rights for China DRM with TEE integration is the first-ever hardware-protected ecosystem for China DRM that will give operators more control and confidence to launch premium content services CHINA, CCBN, 22 March 2017 – Irdeto has announced the successful integration of Irdeto Rights for China DRM Hardware Profile with MStar Semiconductor, Inc.’s trusted execution environment (TEE) hardware for its…

Eurovision and AsiaSat Extend Partnership to Deliver Top Quality Content to Asia Pacific Region

Hong Kong, 21 March 2017 – Eurovision, the operational arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat), Asia’s leading satellite operator are pleased to announce an expansion of their partnership for use of multiple C-band transponders on AsiaSat 5 and a teleport service from AsiaSat’s Tai Po Earth Station in Hong Kong. The C-band…

CNN ‘Made in Japan’ Showcases the Latest in Japanese Next-gen Innovations

A special week of coverage from March 20 and a 30-min special airs during March 24-28 ‘Made In Japan’ often brings to mind meticulous design, cutting-edge technology and a long standing reputation built over generations of dedication. But today Japan is facing increasing competition on a global scale. CNN explores how Japanese companies are reaching new heights of innovation, to…

“DOROTHY & THE WIZARD OF OZ” AND “WACKY RACES” COMING TO BOOMERANG

Latest original content from Warner Bros. Animation – Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and all-new Wacky Races – to make international debut on Boomerang from June HONG KONG (March 21, 2017) – Turner has today revealed details of two highly-anticipated WB Animation original new series, Dorothy & the Wizard of Oz and Wacky Races. They will join the line-up of iconic, contemporary animation for…

Intelsat, Sentech Expand Media Distribution Relationship on Intelsat 20 Satellite to Deliver More Content Across Africa

Luxembourg, 20 March 2017 Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that Sentech, a leading broadcasting signal distributor in Africa, has extended and expanded its relationship with Intelsat to bolster delivery of media services in sub-Saharan Africa. Sentech has been leveraging Ku-band services from Intelsat 20, located at 68.5˚…

Intelsat and Orion Express Extend Agreement to Deliver Media Services Across Russia Using Intelsat 15

Luxembourg, 20 March 2017 Intelsat (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that Orion Express signed a multi-year extension with Intelsat for satellite services supporting direct-to-home (DTH) and media distribution services in Russia via the Intelsat 15 satellite. Orion Express, a major satellite television provider and operator of the second…

  FILMART: Creating Quality Localized Content Attracts Audiences

Tapping into the huge market for OTT platform content HONG KONG, Mar 15, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – With the rapid advances in technology, people can tune into their favourite OTT platforms on different kinds of electronic devices anytime and anywhere. OTT refers to over-the-top distribution of multimedia content via the Internet. For online entertainment companies, the challenge is how…