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UK Court Hands Down Suspended Jail Sentence to eBay Seller of Pirate IPTV Boxes * TorrentFreak

A 57-year-old man who sold hundreds of pirate IPTV boxes through eBay in the UK has received a two-year suspended prison sentence. The prosecution, brought by Westminster City Council’s Trading Standards team with help from FACT, revealed that the Westminster resident generated more than £82,000 in proceeds over the years. – Ernesto Van der Sar, TorrentFreak »

Don’t Try to Pirate Movies on SpaceX’s Starlink

The notice also reveals that Starlink tries to stop piracy like other ground-based internet service providers: If the ISP becomes aware you’re downloading a bootleg movie, the company can automatically send out a warning to the offending subscriber. This can occur if the copyright holder is tracking torrent downloads for a movie file. The copyright holder can supply the ISP a list of IP addresses associated with the pirated movie file, demanding it take action. – Michael Kan, PCMag »

Disney+ added fewer subscribers than expected this quarter | Engadget

The fall hasn’t been kind to Disney’s streaming ambitions. Disney+ added just 2.1 million subscribers in its fourth quarter, giving it a total of 118.1 million customers. That’s in line with the company’s already cautious estimate (in the “low single-digit millions”) and 60 percent more total customers than a year earlier, but well below what some analysts expected. CNBC noted that StreetAccount predicted 9.4 million new users this quarter. – Jon Fingas, Engadget »

‘Squid Game’ Season 2 Is Coming, Says Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk

After premiering on Netflix in September, “Squid Game” quickly picked up millions of fans around the world, keeping the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s top 10 most popular shows list for weeks. As of last week, it’s already racked up more than 3 billion minutes watched, according to Nielsen, and it’s projected to make Netflix $891 million in value, according to leaked internal documents acquired by Bloomberg. – Jordan Moreau, Variety »

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Renewed for Season 2 at Paramount Plus

New episodes of the first half of Season 1 will continue to roll out weekly on Thursdays through Nov. 18. The remaining five episodes of the first half will resume airing weekly on Thursday, Jan. 6. The remaining 10 episodes of Season 1 will air later in 2022 on Paramount Plus. The first season will then air on Nickelodeon, though the premiere date has yet to be set. – Joe Otterson, Variety »

In Milestone Deal With Marvel And Disney, Imax Enters The Living Room With Enhanced Versions Of 13 Films For Disney+

The default for the films on Disney+ will be Imax’s expanded aspect ratio, which is 1:90:1. Regular widescreen versions of the films will also continue to be available. Because of the evolution of technology, some early titles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, like 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, were shot only partially in Imax. Later, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame were the first titles to be filmed entirely with Imax cameras. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood »
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