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    Sony Pictures Television-Backed Independent Film Trust Launches Second U.S.-U.K. Co-Production Diversity Initiative

    • 09.08.2022
    • Variety

    Independent Film Trust (IFT) has launched its second transatlantic “Creative Corridor” co-production initiative to increase screenwriter diversity in film and television.

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    SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Tentative Netflix Agreement

    • 09.08.2022
    • Variety

    The SAG-AFTRA National Board voted “overwhelmingly” to approve a new agreement with Netflix, the guild announced following a special meeting on Monday. The tentative contract, which covers scripted, dramatic episode and feature productions made by the streaming service, will now be sent to union members for a ratification vote.

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    BREIN Took 349 Pirate Sites and Services Offline Last Year

    • 09.08.2022
    • TorrentFreak

    Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN has just posted its latest annual report. The group shut down 349 illegal sites and services, ranging from streaming portals to open directories. BREIN also booked significant progress on the site blocking front, an effort that continues this year. Meanwhile, its plan to warn and educate persistent infringers is taking longer than expected.

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    Cameo CEO Says Someone Stole His Bored Ape NFT, Then Sold It for $130,000

    • 09.08.2022
    • Variety

    Blockchain transactions are verifiable and transparent — which means if they’re stolen, you can see the theft in plain sight, even if you don’t know the identify of the crook.

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    Recent struggles are sign that Netflix is becoming a more traditional media company

    • 09.08.2022
    • Telecom.com/EconomicTimes

    Wall Street once valued the company at about $300 billion, a number on par with many Big Tech companies that Netflix's business model ultimately couldn't live up to.

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    New IT rules a deterrent against cyber crimes: MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    • 09.08.2022
    • Telecom.com/EconomicTimes

    The new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines And DigitalMedia Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules 2021) acts as a deterrent against cyber crime and ensures an open, safe and trusted and accountable internet for its users, Union minister of state for electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

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    89% of Indian consumers intend to upgrade to 5G, may switch service provider: Ookla Study

    • 08.08.2022
    • Telecom.com/EconomicTimes

    89% of surveyed consumers in India intend to upgrade to fifth-generation or 5G connectivity while a minute proportion (2%) of respondents stated that they do not want to upgrade to 5G at all, according to survey findings by internet testing firm Ookla released on Monday.

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    IPL will be part of Viacom’s streaming offering to be launched in 2023: Bob Bakish

    • 08.08.2022
    • exchange4media

    Paramount Global Chief Robert (Bob) Bakish has said that the company's Indian Joint Venture Viacom18 will launch a streaming offering in 2023, which will also stream the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also said that Paramount+, the D2C platform of Paramount, will launch in India along with the new streaming product.

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    $32.5m Pirate IPTV Lawsuit Must Be Dismissed Due to ‘Encrypted Traffic’

    • 08.08.2022
    • TorrentFreak

    A $32.5m copyright infringement lawsuit filed by DISH Network claims that CDN company DataCamp failed to prevent several pirate IPTV providers from pirating its content, even after receiving hundreds of DMCA notices. DataCamp has just informed the court that since it's unable to monitor encrypted traffic, there is no liability and the lawsuit must be dismissed.

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    TikTok Gains Ground on YouTube Among Southeast Asia Streaming Audiences – Study

    • 08.08.2022
    • Variety

    TikTok is gaining ground strongly on YouTube among audiences in Southeast Asia, a new study finds. And the two ad-supported streaming giants took a bite out of premium subscription services’ market share in the April-June quarter.

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