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Game of Thrones Most Pirated for Fifth Year Running

Tue, Jan 3, 2017 | by Andy Stout


HBO’s fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones has won the dubious accolade of coming top of TorrentFreak’s annual round up of the most torrented TV shows again.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, antipiracy, bittorrent, Content Piracy, Game of Thrones, HBO, Industry, piracy, security, torrent, torrentFreak

Hot TV News: SVOD Booms Across Europe, TV Everywhere Audience Doubles, Game of Thrones Fails To Break Piracy Records | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Jul 5, 2016 | by Andy Stout


The figures surrounding the future development of television viewing still seem encouraging, with both SVOD services in Europe and the global TV Everywhere audience showing strong growth. Meanwhile, in Westeros, it seems that the pirates are starting to face a serious battle.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, VOD, Adobe Digital Index, Amazon Prime, audience, bittorrent, Content Piracy, EBU, Europe, Game of Thrones, Hot TV News, Industry, Netflix, piracy, SVOD, viewing figures

Hot TV News: GoT Piracy, VR Surge, & Environmental Costs of HDR

Sun, May 1, 2016 | by Andy Stout


The arrival of the hotly-anticipated Season 6 of Game of Thrones cements its status as the most pirated TV show of them all. Meanwhile, VR is one of the main topics at this year’s NAB, while there’s mounting concern about the amount of power that all the new 4K HDR TV sets are going to be consuming.

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Topics: VR, bittorrent, Energy costs, environmental costs, Game of Thrones, Industry, NAB 2016, piracy

Hot TV News: MPAA Reveals Top Piracy Sites; The Rise of the Cord-Nevers; Facebook Adds Multiple Social TV Features | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Fri, Oct 16, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


In its latest report to the US authorities, The Motion Picture Association of America has identified Russia and The Netherlands as two hot-houses of content piracy, with a worrying trend for incentivising users growing. Meanwhile, the cord-nevers are on the rise in the USA, and Facebook is courting broadcasters with a steadily more sophisticated range of easily-deployed tools.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, bittorrent, CDSA, Content Piracy, Cord Cutters, cord-nevers, Facebook, Hot TV News, Industry, live streaming piracy, MPAA, Ratings, russia, Social TV, The Netherlands, Twitter, USA

Combating the Growing Problem of TV Sports Piracy | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


With the value of premium sports rights spiralling upwards every year, it has never been more urgent for operators to secure their content against the ever-present — and ever-evolving — threat of piracy.

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Topics: bittorrent, content rights, Events, Eye on Piracy, Industry, live piracy, Live Streaming, live streaming piracy, Meerkat, Periscope, piracy, Rights, sportel 2015, sports piracy, sports rights

Hot TV News: Advertising’s Role in Piracy; US Opposition to Web Blocking; Cloud Increases, Industry Slows | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Fri, Aug 21, 2015 | by Andy Stout


Hot TV News: Advertising’s Role in Piracy; US Opposition to Web Blocking; Cloud Increases, Industry Slows

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Topics: Anti-piracy, Advertising, anti-piracy legislation, bittorrent, Cloud, Hot TV News, IABM, Industry, MPAA, SOPA, torrent

Game of Thrones: Examining Five Seasons of Piracy

Tue, Jun 16, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


HBO’s broadcasting juggernaut, Game of Thrones, came to an end on 14 June 2015 and, amongst the usual carnage involving the characters — at least two major characters seem to have been lost in that episode alone — it also wreaked havoc on the world’s servers.

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Topics: OTT, Anti-piracy, bittorrent, broadcast, Content, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Game of Thrones, HBO, Industry, piracy, TV

Hot TV News: OTT Needs Work to Reach its Peak; Game of Thrones Piracy; Adverts for Netflix? No! | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Thu, Jun 11, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


The growth of OTT is still verging on the phenomenal, but there are plenty of aspects of the emerging services that the industry need to improve. Meanwhile, the cultural juggernaut that is Game of Thrones continues, setting new highs — or lows if you would prefer — in the field of online piracy. And Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has to intervene when a row about adverts on the platform starts to spiral out of control. Here is what’s buzzing in the TV industry this week.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, bittorrent, Cable TV, connected devices, Content, Content Delivery, Content Piracy, devices, Game of Thrones, HBO, Hot TV News, Industry, Netflix, piracy, surveys, TV, User Experience


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