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    Facebook takes extra action against video ‘freebooters’

    Facebook has introduced the use of audio fingerprinting technology to help identify and prevent unauthorized videos from making their way onto the platform. The introduction follows publishers’ complaints that their videos are sometimes uploaded directly to Facebook without permission, a practise that has been called “freebooting.” Facebook already has reporting tools that enable content owners...
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    Prime Instant Video follows Netflix to Japan

    Amazon has confirmed that it is to launch its video streaming Prime Instant Video service in Japan, making it the fourth country in which Prime subscribers will receive the service free of charge. Netflix is already set to launch in the territory September 2nd – and will have some competition from a familiar face, with Amazon...
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    ContentWise Knowledge Factory launched as standalone

    ContentWise has announced the release of the latest version of its metadata management solution, ContentWise Knowledge Factory, and its launch as a standalone product offering. The ContentWise Knowledge Factory is an integrated set of metadata management software and tools that help operators source, enrich, integrate and maintain better content metadata. “Delivering true personalization and a...

Analysis & Opinion

  • 10 amazing facts about leading MCN Diagonal View

    Diagonal View founder Matt Heiman

    1. Diagonal View rules the world of “top 10” videos Have you ever seen one of those irritatingly irresistible “ten amazing/strange facts about…” vids? Course you have. And it was probably made by Diagonal View’s Alltime10s. The channel boasts over 3 million subscribers across various platforms, and has racked up an astonishing 919,465,057 views in…

  • MoneySuperMarket: 4 key consumer trends in broadband

    Kate Devine, 
Head of Broadband,

    IP&TV News is so MoneySuperMarket! At least we are today, since we have an exclusive guest post from Kate Devine, Head of Broadband at the famous price comparison website. Devine is a confirmed speaker at this year’s Broadband World Forum (20-22 October 2015, London ExCel), where she’ll be sharing some of MoneySuperMarket’s incomparable insight into consumer behaviour….

  • How the net was won: Inside the war with US cable

    Evan Greer

    Don’t even try suggesting to internet activist/Broadband World Forum keynote Evan Greer that net neutrality has more to do with bandwidth than civil rights… “If Comcast, AT&T and Verizon were actually so concerned with these connection and bandwidth issues…,”she scoffs, “…then the first thing they could do is actually build up all the infrastructure they promised to build up…

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

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What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)