Anti-Piracy

Hong Kong Customs take enforcement action against retail sellers of Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs).

As part of Operation Trojan Horse, Hong Kong Customs recently undertook a series of raids against four retail outlets in Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai. Over a two-day period (25-26 May 2018), Hong Kong Customs raided retail outlets and arrested four (4) shop owners and four (4) salespersons found to be selling pre-loaded TV boxes (also known as Illicit Streaming Devices – “ISDs”) which provide access to pirated movies and TV shows. The arrested persons were all charged with copyright offences. Over 350 ISDs were seized, including brands such as the Ubox, EVPad, BossTV, and Magic Box.

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Casbaa OTT Summit – Day 2 – Customer retention is key

Opening the Casbaa OTT Conference last Wednesday, March 21st, Radha Rahman, Marketing Director, Asia, for Brightcove set the tone for the day from the start as she told delegates “The end game is to win the viewer over and over again. Consumers now have more choice so services need to be different. Viewers are more savvy and viewing habits have changed to include binge watching and increased mobile consumption”.

Anti-Piracy

Selling Illicit Streaming Devices (ISDs) in Hong Kong is illegal

Following Hong Kong Customs’ successful raid on suppliers of an illegal TV box service, one box reseller from Apliu Street, Sham Shui Po was convicted of copyright and conspiracy to defraud offences and given a jail sentence of 21 months. Two persons, found to be re-transmitting illegal broadcasts of popular TV channels, were also convicted of copyright and conspiracy to defraud offences and given jail sentences of 21 and 27 months respectively.

Anti-Piracy

Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) and CASBAA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) close down Australian illicit streaming device operation

Following a joint investigation in Australia by the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) and CASBAA’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) a large supplier of IPTV set-top boxes, pre-loaded to play pirated movies, television shows, sports programming, and other content has had these operations closed down in Australia.

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CASBAA Announces New Board of Directors

CASBAA, Asia’s largest non-profit media association serving the multi-channel audio-visual content creation and distribution industry, today announced the election of several new Directors to its Board, and the return of a number of long-serving Directors.

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CASBAA Convention 2017 – Day 1 Wrap-up

The CASBAA Convention 2017 in Macau kicked off this morning with welcoming remarks from Joe Welch, CASBAA Board Chairman and SVP Public Affairs Asia, 21st Century Fox, during which he highlighted the association’s escalating efforts to curb the on-going regional revenue leakage caused by piracy.