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Read our roundup of the latest news for the week ending January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup (January 14, 2018)

Posted by: Sean F, 17:52 AEDT, Sun January 14, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 14, 2018 ... More


Apple joins Alliance for Open Media, AV1 has a new major supporter

Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media to Help Push AV1 Adoption

Posted by: Sean F, 15:01 AEDT, Thu January 11, 2018

Apple joins Amazon, Google and Microsoft to help push next-gen video codec that has its heart on replacing HEVC ... More


A dispute between Google and Amazon has been brewing for some time now

Amazon, Google Dispute Causes Fire TV Casualties

Posted by: Sean F, 16:38 AEDT, Wed January 10, 2018

Fire TV customers lose access to YouTube app due to Amazon's lack of desire to sell Google's products on their website ... More



News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 7, 2018)

posted by: Sean F, 17:15 AEDT, Sun January 7, 2018

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 7, 2018

News Icon Filmmakers Argue for Extended Fair Use Rules When It Comes to Ripping DVDs, Blu-rays

posted by: Sean F, 16:47 AEDT, Wed January 3, 2018

Blu-ray and DVD ripping should be allowed, says filmmakers

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 16, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 21:29 AEDT, Sat December 30, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 16, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 9, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEDT, Wed December 20, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending December 9, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 10, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:52 AEDT, Sun December 10, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 10, 2017

News Icon Disney Sues Redbox for Selling Digital Copy Codes

posted by: Sean F, 18:11 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

Studio alleges Redbox took digital movie code printouts from retail copies of movies to sell in kiosks

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday Week 2017

posted by: Sean F, 12:57 AEDT, Thu December 7, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for Black Friday week, the week ending November 25, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 00:08 AEDT, Mon December 4, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 3, 2017

News Icon New Research Shows Netflix Won't End Piracy

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEDT, Sat December 2, 2017

Subscription streaming may not be the solution that will end piracy, a new study finds

News Icon Firefox Adds AV1 Support, Codec to Challenge HEVC in Efficiency Stakes

posted by: Sean F, 17:25 AEDT, Fri December 1, 2017

New codec aims to replace super efficient HEVC

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 26, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 01:32 AEDT, Mon November 27, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 26, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, DVD Prices Being Cut Earlier in U.K. Due to Streaming Competition

posted by: Sean F, 12:56 AEDT, Sat November 25, 2017

Competition from online retailers, digital services, forcing Blu-ray and DVD price cuts to happen earlier in the U.K.

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 11, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:06 AEDT, Thu November 23, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending November 11, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 23:09 AEDT, Sun November 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 12, 2017

News Icon MPAA Claims 70% of Kodi Users Are Pirates

posted by: Sean F, 19:58 AEDT, Sat November 11, 2017

Kodi under renewed attack from the MPAA over piracy links

News Icon Piracy Rate Drops Again in Australia Thanks to Subscription Streaming

posted by: Sean F, 18:13 AEDT, Thu November 9, 2017

Streaming, downloads, or legal action, may be responsible for a further decline in the piracy rate in Australia

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 28, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:19 AEDT, Wed November 8, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 28, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 AEDT, Sun November 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 5, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 21, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:11 AEDT, Sat November 4, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 21, 2017

News Icon Video Codec Wins Primetime Engineering Emmy

posted by: Sean F, 16:07 AEDT, Sun October 29, 2017

HEVC given ward for its contribution to the television industry

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 14, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 13:44 AEDT, Thu October 26, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 14, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 22, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 22, 2017

News Icon Netflix, Amazon Join Forces with the MPAA to Sue Kodi Box Maker

posted by: Sean F, 15:55 AEDT, Sun October 22, 2017

Streaming giants join forces with Hollywood to tackle the Kodi box problem

News Icon Bitcoin Technology to Drive Next-Gen Digital Video Sales

posted by: Sean F, 19:51 AEDT, Sat October 21, 2017

New project aims to redefine how video distribution happens using the technology that drives Bitcoins

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 7, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:56 AEDT, Wed October 18, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending October 7, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 23, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:51 AEDT, Wed October 4, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 23, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 1, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:36 AEDT, Sun October 1, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 1, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 16, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 15:24 AEST, Wed September 27, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 16, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 24, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Sun September 24, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 24, 2017

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 9, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 17:53 AEST, Wed September 20, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending September 9, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 17, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 AEST, Sun September 17, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 17, 2017

News Icon Apple Ready to Embrace 4K, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 16:41 AEST, Thu September 14, 2017

Apple jumping both feet into the 4K, HDR game with its updated Apple TV

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 26, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 18:07 AEST, Wed September 6, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 26, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (September 3, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:50 AEST, Sun September 3, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending September 3, 2017

News Icon Studio, CE Firms Join Forces to Promote Dolby Vision Rival, HDR10+

posted by: Sean F, 16:35 AEST, Sat September 2, 2017

20th Fox and Panasonic sign up to the HDR10+ standard in order to avoid having to pay for Dolby Vision

News Icon Perfect Copy Hits Piracy Scene as 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Runs into Piracy Trouble

posted by: Sean F, 17:05 AEST, Thu August 31, 2017

Studio fails to protect film from pirates, possibly due to Netflix Japan

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 12, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 13:38 AEST, Wed August 30, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending August 12, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 20, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 20:10 AEST, Sun August 20, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 20, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (August 13, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:17 AEST, Sun August 13, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending August 13, 2017

News Icon New 'Cam' Method Sees Unreleased 'Power' Episodes Leaked, along with Leaker's Face

posted by: Sean F, 16:24 AEST, Sat August 12, 2017

Innovative way to upload screener, involving two iPhones (one cracked), a sore arm, and a talkative leaker

News Icon Netflix, Digital Sales Fail to Offset Decline in Home Entertainment Purchases

posted by: Sean F, 19:28 AEST, Tue August 8, 2017

Physical media continues to decline, while many flocking to subscription streaming and away from outright purchases

News Icon Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 22, 2017

posted by: Sean F, 14:28 AEST, Wed August 2, 2017

DVD, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray sales stats for the week ending July 22, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 13:56 AEST, Sun July 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 30, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 23, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:30 AEST, Sun July 23, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 23, 2017

News Icon Christopher Nolan Prefers Blu-ray over Netflix, Not Fan of 'Direct to Streaming'

posted by: Sean F, 16:33 AEST, Fri July 21, 2017

Christopher Nolan doesn't like the way Netflix distributes their original movies, vows to never work with them

News Icon Game of Thrones Season Premier Ignites Piracy Frenzy

posted by: Sean F, 17:45 AEST, Thu July 20, 2017

Game of Thrones season premier sees piracy spike, but torrenting losing popularity to streaming

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 28, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:33 AEST, Sun May 28, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 28, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 21, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:11 AEST, Sun May 21, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 21, 2017

News Icon New Netflix Android App Adds DRM, HDR

posted by: Sean F, 11:04 AEST, Thu May 18, 2017

Netflix's latest Android app brings joy and pain depending on what type of phone you use

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (May 7, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 19:39 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending May 7, 2017

News Icon DEG: Digital HD, Streaming Revenue Way Up, Discs Down

posted by: Sean F, 14:33 AEST, Sun May 7, 2017

Digital on the way up, physical on the way down

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 30, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:32 AEST, Sun April 30, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 30, 2017

News Icon Hacker Releases Stolen Netflix Episodes, Threatens More Releases

posted by: Sean F, 14:53 AEST, Sun April 30, 2017

Hacker release unreleased episodes of OITNB after Netflix refused to pay ransom demands

News Icon Kodi Shuts Down DRM Rumors

posted by: Sean F, 15:53 AEST, Fri April 28, 2017

Kodi clarifies DRM stance amid "fake news" controversies

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 9, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 16:01 AEST, Sun April 9, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 9, 2017

News Icon Streaming Now Accounts for Majority of Music Industry's Income, up 11% in 2016

posted by: Sean F, 16:19 AEST, Tue April 4, 2017

Music industry now dependent on streaming more than ever, but despite growing revenue, there are still complaints about YouTube piracy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (April 2, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEST, Sun April 2, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending April 2, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 12, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 14:40 AEDT, Sun March 12, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 12, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (March 5, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 15:27 AEDT, Sun March 5, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending March 5, 2017

News Icon Netflix CEO Talks Buffering, Piracy, AI Threat

posted by: Sean F, 17:23 AEDT, Fri March 3, 2017

Reed Hastings talks candidly at the Mobile World Congress

News Icon Google Makes HTML5 DRM Mandatory

posted by: Sean F, 18:09 AEDT, Fri February 3, 2017

Google makes it impossible to disable controversial DRM

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 8, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 18:14 AEDT, Sun January 8, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 8, 2017

News Icon UK: Digital Overtakes Physical, Video Game Spending Rising

posted by: Sean F, 17:44 AEDT, Sat January 7, 2017

The home entertainment industry in the UK record growth across all sectors, largely fueled by new revenue from digital formats

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (January 1, 2017)

posted by: Sean F, 17:56 AEDT, Sun January 1, 2017

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending January 1, 2017

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (December 11, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:55 AEDT, Sun December 11, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending December 11, 2016

News Icon YouTube To Music Industry: Stop Blaming Us

posted by: Sean F, 12:25 AEDT, Thu December 8, 2016

Music industry blames YouTube for not paying enough, YouTube says they've paid out over a billion in ad-revenue in the last year to them

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 27, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 15:57 AEDT, Sun November 27, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 27, 2016

News Icon Netflix 4K Playback on PC Locked to Edge Browser, Latest Intel CPU, Due to DRM

posted by: Sean F, 16:07 AEDT, Sat November 26, 2016

Netflix subscribers faced with DRM hurdles if they want 4K playback on their PCs

News Icon Aussie Piracy on the Slide Thanks to Legal Streaming

posted by: Sean F, 13:31 AEDT, Thu November 24, 2016

Legal streaming is making people less interested in piracy

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (November 20, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:09 AEDT, Sun November 20, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending November 20, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 30, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 20:58 AEDT, Sun October 30, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 30, 2016

News Icon Cisco Working on Automated Piracy Stream Shutdown Tool

posted by: Sean F, 19:11 AEDT, Thu October 27, 2016

Cisco to bring new system that auto-bans cable accounts suspected of being the source for illegal online streams

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 16, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 14:55 AEDT, Sun October 16, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 16, 2016

News Icon Latest Nintendo NX Rumors: Launch Pricing, Titles, and Hardware Details

posted by: Sean F, 16:33 AEDT, Tue October 11, 2016

Release of Nintendo NX rumors intensifies as we get closer to the official console unveil

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (October 2, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:46 AEDT, Sun October 2, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending October 2, 2016

News Icon Music Groups Launch Multi-Million Lawsuit Against YouTube Ripper Site

posted by: Sean F, 15:46 AEST, Sat October 1, 2016

Massive lawsuits aimed at YouTube MP3 ripper site

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (July 31, 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:19 AEST, Sun July 31, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (24 July 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 16:46 AEST, Sun July 24, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 24 July 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (17 July 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 15:16 AEST, Sun July 17, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 17 July 2016

News Icon Netflix Password Sharing Now a Federal Crime?

posted by: Sean F, 19:53 AEST, Thu July 14, 2016

Media reports say Netflix password sharing is now a federal crime, but is that really the case?

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (10 July 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 15:18 AEST, Sun July 10, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 10 July 2016

News Icon It's Official: Spotify, Netflix Helping to Reduce Online Piracy to Record Lows

posted by: Sean F, 12:12 AEST, Thu July 7, 2016

Legal services are helping to reduce piracy, says official UK report on intellectual property

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (3 July 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 15:51 AEST, Sun July 3, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 3 July 2016

News Icon Google Chrome Bug Inadvertently Adds 'Download Mode' To Netflix

posted by: Sean F, 11:40 AEST, Tue June 28, 2016

Security researchers find Google Chrome bug that lets pirates download Netflix streams

News Icon Bandwidth Use: Netflix Domination Continues, BitTorrent Use Down

posted by: Sean F, 15:56 AEST, Thu June 23, 2016

Latest Sandvine report points to the rise of Amazon Video, and the fall of BitTorrent

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (29 May 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:03 AEST, Sun May 29, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 29 May 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (22 May 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 22:49 AEST, Sun May 22, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 22 May 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (15 May 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:34 AEST, Sun May 15, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 15 May 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (8 May 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 13:31 AEST, Mon May 9, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 8 May 2016

News Icon Australian Government's Advisors: Copyright Laws Favor Rights-holders Too Much

posted by: Sean F, 21:06 AEST, Thu May 5, 2016

Sensible copyright advice angers rights-holders in Australia

News Icon Hulu Using Piracy Data Gauge Consumer Demand

posted by: Sean F, 16:46 AEST, Tue May 3, 2016

Hulu is the latest to use piracy data to figure out what shows people want to watch

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (17 April 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 17:00 AEST, Sun April 17, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 17 April 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (27 March 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 11:48 AEDT, Sun March 27, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 27 March 2016

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (20 March 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 20:34 AEDT, Sun March 20, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 20 March 2016

News Icon Controversial 'Screening Room' Asks for $50 to Watch New Release Movies at Home

posted by: Sean F, 16:32 AEDT, Tue March 15, 2016

New digital platform gives users the option to watch the latest theatrical releases at home ... for a price

News Icon Weekly News Roundup (13 March 2016)

posted by: Sean F, 12:10 AEDT, Sun March 13, 2016

Weekly News Roundup for the week ending 13 March 2016

News Icon The Pirate Bay Adds 'Instant' Streaming to Torrents

posted by: Sean F, 16:03 AEDT, Wed February 10, 2016

You can now watch the latest pirated movies and TV shows on The Pirate Bay without downloading

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