News & ReviewsJune 2015


  • Pirating Rampant as ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Breaks Record

    June 17 01:40 PM

    Even with the option to purchase HBO Now directly outside of traditional Pay TV packages, HBO’s very popular “Game of Thrones” series remains a prime target for illegal downloads. Last Sunday’s season five finale was no exception. Piracy remains a major concern for networks and content owners. According to Bit Torrent’s own news site, TorrentFreak, the GOT finale set a new piracy record with an estimated 1.5 million illegal downloads of the episode within eight hours of the episode’s airing. TorrentFreak forecasts this number to surpass the 10 million-download mark within the next few days, ... Read more...

  • SHOWTIME® TO LAUNCH STREAMING SERVICE IN JULY

    June 3 11:44 AM

    Apple® to Provide the First Internet Connected Device Platforms In an expected move into the expanding streaming video market, SHOWTIME announced a direct-to-consumer launch of its new stand-alone video product next month. Apple devices will provide the product’s first platform partnerships for the quickly expanding streaming space. The new product will be also be called SHOWTIME, a brand already well known to millions of consumers as the home of cutting-edge original series, major sports action and movies. The launch of the new SHOWTIME product is aligned with new season premiers of ... Read more...