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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kodi Security Risk Emerges After TVAddons Shutdown

Kodi Security Risk Emerges After TVAddons Shutdown
From : torrentfreak

Three domains previously operated by defunct Kodi addons site TVAddons have been transferred to a law firm in Canada.

Security implications cannot be ignored.

According to a Kodi Project Manager, a third party in control of these domains could potentially do whatever they wanted to vulnerable former TVAddons users.



Recently several key TVAddons domains were transferred to a Canadian law firm. TVAddons, who have effectively disappeared, made no comment.

But there is a bigger issue at play here for millions of former TVAddons users who haven’t yet wiped their devices or upgraded them to work with other repositories.

Without going into huge technical detail, any user of an augmented Kodi device that relied on TVAddons domains (TVAddons.ag, Offshoregit.com) for updates can be reasonably confident that the domains their device is now accessing are not controlled by TVAddons anymore. That is not good news.

Any person in control of a repo can make a Kodi addon available that can do pretty much anything.

Consider this.

TVAddons’ domains are now being run by a law firm which refuses to answer questions but has the power to do whatever it likes with them, within the law of course.

TorrentFreak spoke to Kodi Project Manager Nathan Betzen who agrees that the current security situation probably isn’t what former TVAddons users had in mind.

“These are unsandboxed Python addons. The person [in control of] the repo could do whatever they wanted. You guys wrote about the addon that created a DDoS event,” Betzen says.

“If some malware author wanted, he could easily install a watcher that reports back the user’s IP address and everything they were doing in Kodi. If the law firm is actually an anti-piracy group, that seems like the likeliest thing I can think of,” he adds.

source : torrentfreak.com/kodi-security-risk-emerges-after-tvaddons-shutdown-170723/

Saturday, July 22, 2017

EU Content Portability rules now in place

EU Content Portability rules now in place

Rules surrounding the right of the consumer to view pay-TV content in any European territory have been officially approved.

Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 entered into law on Thursday and will become officially enforceable as of March 20, 2018.

It means EU citizens can use online services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify and Deezer while in another EU country for holidays, studies or business.



Access is limited to online services such as films, TV series, music, games, or sporting events, which they have paid for in their home country, and does not include cross-border reception of satellite-delivered services.

However, public service broadcasters, which are financed by broadcasting fees, may decide to enable its subscribers who are temporarily present in a member state to access and use the online content service on condition that the provider verifies the subscriber’s member state of residence in accordance with this regulation.

source : broadbandtvnews.com/2017/07/21/content-portability-rules-now-in-place/

EU "Content portability" rules now in place

EU "Content portability" rules now in place

Rules surrounding the right of the consumer to view pay-TV content in any European territory have been officially approved.

Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 entered into law on Thursday and will become officially enforceable as of March 20, 2018.

It means EU citizens can use online services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify and Deezer while in another EU country for holidays, studies or business.

Access is limited to online services such as films, TV series, music, games, or sporting events, which they have paid for in their home country, and does not include cross-border reception of satellite-delivered services.

However, public service broadcasters, which are financed by broadcasting fees, may decide to enable its subscribers who are temporarily present in a member state to access and use the online content service on condition that the provider verifies the subscriber’s member state of residence in accordance with this regulation.

source : broadbandtvnews.com/2017/07/21/content-portability-rules-now-in-place/

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BBC wins rights to US PGA Championship

BBC wins rights to US PGA Championship

Reports in the Guardian suggest the BBC has won the race for live UK coverage of the US PGA Championship in a shock deal which could be announced before the end of this week.

The Guardian revealed last week that Sky Sports had lost live rights to the final major of the year after talks broke down with the PGA of America. The tournament organisers promised a “multi platform” alternative but at least an element of live television coverage was also always likely. Sky was obviously embarrassed by news breaking of their US PGA scenario days after it announced the forthcoming unveiling of a dedicated golf channel.



Should the BBC confirm its US PGA deal in Open week, further red faces will ensue at Sky. This marks only the second Open shown live by the satellite channel, in a move from the BBC deemed highly controversial at the time.

Sky’s still have not reached an agreement to extend their existing contract to show all four days of the Masters exclusively live.

One complication relating to the BBC’s new major agreement relates to a clash with the world athletics championships, which the corporation was already committed to covering. However, it is believed that is not problematic with a combination of linear television channels and the BBC red button being utilised.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sky channel number changes due to Sky Sports relaunch

Sky channel number changes due to Sky Sports relaunch

Sky has today completed a reshuffle of entertainment and sports channels, due to the changes to the Sky Sports channels

The following changes have been made to Sky's channel line-up in the UK today:




ENTERTAINMENT GENRE
Sky Sports Mix has moved to channel 121/287. The channel was previously listed in the Sport Genre.
Sky Arts/Sky Arts HD has moved to channels 122/286.
Sky Living+1 has moved to channel 129.
Sky 2 has moved to channel 163. (164 in Northern Ireland).
Pick+1 has moved to channel 164 (283 in Northern Ireland).
Challenge +1 has moved to channel 170.
Sky Atlantic+1 has moved to channel 217.

SPORT GENRE
Sky Sports 1 is now Sky Sports Main Event on channels 401/435.
Sky Sports 5 is now Sky Sports Premier League and has moved to channels 402/436.
Sky Sports Football has launched as a new channel - it's available on channel 403 and 439.
Sky Sports 2 is now Sky Sports Cricket and has moved to channels 404/440.
Sky Sports The Open (ex-Sky Sports 4) has moved to channels 405 and 451. On the 24th July 2017, the channel becomes Sky Sports Golf.
Sky Sports F1 has moved to channels 406/472.
Sky Sports 3 has become Sky Sports Action and has moved to channels 407/473.
Sky Sports Arena has launched on channels 408/474.
Sky Sports News has moved to channels 409/451.

UKTVs Dave and Home to launch on Freesat in August 2017

Dave and Home are to launch on the free-to-air satellite service Freesat, giving Freesat users access to all of UKTV's free channels for the first time.

From 1st August 2017, Dave will be available on Freesat channel 157, with Home appearing on channel 166.





Dave is one of the UK's most-watched non-PSB channels and hosts a mix of comedy and reality shows, including new and original commissions, established favourites, and hit series from America. Winner of Best Entertainment Channel at the 2016 Broadcast Digital Awards, Dave's original content includes Taskmaster, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Crackanory, Red Dwarf XI and Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit.

The other channel joining Freesat is Home - the UK's only dedicated homes channel, bursting with inspirational home and gardens programming such as My Flat-Pack Home, Nick Knowles' Original Features, Make My Home Bigger, Fantasy Homes by the Sea, and Kitchen SOS. Hit series on Home also include Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, DIY SOS, Escape to the Country, The Hotel Inspector and A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. Home first went free-to-air on Freeview in 2016 and describes itself as providing "welcoming, energetic and stylish programming".

UKTV first made three of its Freeview channels - Drama, Really and Yesterday - available on Freesat at the end of 2015. The addition of Dave and Home will mean that Freesat viewers will be able to access the same range of UKTV channels as on Freeview.

The Satellite HD versions of these channels will still only be available as part of the Sky HD (Box Sets) Bundle.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

BBC to release all of Top Of The Lake: China Girl on iPlayer straight after episode one is broadcast

BBC to release all of Top Of The Lake: China Girl on iPlayer straight after episode one is broadcast

The BBC is to release the entire series of Top Of The Lake: China Girl on iPlayer as soon as episode one is broadcast on Thursday July 27 at 9pm.

It will be the highest profile series to be dropped day one on iPlayer as the BBC embraces new models of viewing online and on demand.



The mystery drama series, starring stars Elisabeth Moss, is a sequel to Top Of The Lake, of which the first season was aired in 2013 to critical acclaim.

Detective Robin Griffin returns to Sydney in the new series, searching for the daughter she gave up for adoption 17 years ago. But the body of a young woman washes up on Bondi Beach, prompting an investigation into the dark side of Sydney’s sex industry while she is there.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Premier League games could be streamed online in a bid to end illegal broadcasts

Premier League games could be streamed online in a bid to end illegal broadcasts

Premier League bosses are debating whether to livestream games directly in a bid to end illegal streams, rumours suggest.

Organisers are considering whether streaming matches in the US and UK would significantly cut the value of its multi-billion-pound TV deals, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

As many as a third of football fans watch the sport illegally, with many streaming games via illicit websites or through prohibited add-ons to so-called Kodi boxes.



Should the League decide to start streaming matches it could give current Kodi box users a new way to watch football online without fear of legal action.

Premier League chiefs are keen to offer options that reduce the number of people who illegally stream games, a figure that has dramatically risen in recent years.

But organisers are reluctant to do anything that saps the value from the £8.2 billion ($10.6 billion) broadcasters paid to show matches between 2016 and 2019, Digiday reports.

There is a growing recognition at the organisation that livestreaming could help to address an imbalance in the current broadcast model.
While rights fees for matches are soaring, viewing figures for sports broadcasters such as Sky and NBC are plummeting. Last season saw the biggest fall in live Premier League TV viewing figures for seven years, with both Sky and BT hit by the drop.
Sky saw a 14 per cent fall in viewing numbers, while BT channels dropped by 2 per cent.


source : www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4692800/Premier-League-edges-closer-streaming-games-online.html

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sky Sports Relaunch - New Channels and Prices from 18th July 2018

Sky Sports Relaunch - New Channels and Prices from 18th July 2018

As we mentioned previously ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/2017/06/28/sky-sports-revamp-channels-price-structure/ ) Sky Sports have today announced that they will be relaunching their channels and pricing.

From the 18th July, new sports packs will go on sale, meaning it will be possible for subscribers to select which sports channels they want to watch, based on the sports they like watching, so for example, cricket fans will be able to opt to subscribe to just Sky Sports Cricket.



From the 18th July , Sky subscribers will see the following channels in their line-up:

Sky Sports Main Event – Channel 401
Sky Sports Premier League – Channel 402
Sky Sports Football - Channel 403
Sky Sports Cricket - Channel 404
Sky Sports Golf – Channel 405
Sky Sports F1 – Channel 406
Sky Sports Action - Channel 407
Sky Sports Arena - Channel 408
Sky Sports News - Channel 409

Sky Sports Prices
1 Sky Sports channel for £18,
2 Sky Sports channels for £22,
3 Sky Sports channels for £26
or all Sky Sports Channels for £27.50

Sky Sports Main Event
A selection of the big sports events being shown across Sky Sports.

Sky Sports Premier League
With coverage of 126 Premier League games each season. Live action across Monday nights, Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season. New weeknight debate show. Dedicated club days including interviews, documentaries, behind-the-scenes access, news and highlights

Sky Sports Football
The home of the EFL, Carabao Cup, SPFL and La Liga, plus Euro 2020 qualifiers. Reviews and dedicated round up shows. Expert debate and analysis on EFL and La Liga

Sky Sports F1
As before, Sky's F1 channel with coverage of every practice, qualifying and race live. Every race in UHD on SkyQ.

Sky Sports Cricket
Every home Test, Watch all England home Tests, ODIs and T20 matches, Cricket from around the world - including all ICC competitions and domestic cricket. New documentaries, getting you closer to the players. New pundits, welcoming Andrew Flintoff to Sky Sports

Sky Sports Golf
Watch the Majors as well as the European and PGA Tours. All the live action from the Solheim Cup. Exclusive interviews to catch up every week with players and caddies, getting you closer to the game. Golf Masterclasses - Improve your game with help from Tiger Woods’ former coach, Butch Harmon

Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena
All of the action from International and European Rugby Union, Rugby League, Tennis, Boxing, NFL, GAA, Darts and WWE.

Sky Sports News
24/7 sports news from Sky - missing the suffix "HQ" in Sky's information document.


1 channel for £18, 2 for £22, 3 for £26 or all for £27.50

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Chris Eubank Jr v Arthur Abraham - ITV Box Office - 15th July 2017

Chris Eubank Jr v Arthur Abraham - ITV Box Office - 15th July 2017

Chris Eubank Jnr will defend his IBO World Super Middleweight against Arthur Abraham on the 15th of July. The bout will be held at Wembley Arena and will be Eubank's second fight live on ITV Box Office. The previous fight saw Eubank claim his title after defeating Renold Quinlan back in February.



This time Eubank faces a different proposition in the 37 year old Abraham who previously held the WBO super middleweight title twice between 2012 and 2016 and has over 50 bouts to his name.



YOu can order the fight on ITV Box Office on Sky : New customers to ITV Box Office on Sky must register and purchase on the ITV BOx Office website. Only customers who previously bought on itvboxoffice.co.uk and watched Eubank Jr v Quinlan on their Sky box, will be able to purchase this event using their Sky remote control.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

BT Sport wins exclusive European Rugby rights

BT Sport wins exclusive European Rugby rights

BT Sport has won the right to exclusively show live coverage of the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup from next year.

The new deal, starting from the 2018/19 season, will see BT Sport showing all of the best European Club Rugby matches until at least 2021/22. Up to 134 matches over nine weekends will be broadcast in both competitions and will be shown live on BT Sport.



BT Sport's Rugby Tonight programme will continue to complement live coverage.

At least 22 clubs from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland compete in both tournaments per season with their matches televised on BT Sport.

Andy Haworth, BT’s managing director of content and strategy, said:
“BT Sport is now the home of elite European rugby, as well as the home of Aviva Premiership Rugby. We’re proud to have won all of the live rights for this fantastic competition. We’re extremely passionate about our rugby coverage and will continue to work hard to grow the profile of the sport.”

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Test Post from UK TV Spain - Sky TV Spain - Freesat Spain - IPTV Spain - British TV Spain - English TV Spain - The Sat and PC Guy

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