Synamedia has stood out as the vendor making the biggest splash over content protection and video piracy around IBC 2020, even though the event was confined to virtual channels.
Illegal piracy subscription services are now worth over $1 billion a year in the US alone, according to a study conducted by the Digital Citizens Alliance in conjunction with NAGRA, the content security arm of the Swiss Kudelski group.
Increasing OTT fragmentation is creating a new and perhaps last opportunity for traditional pay TV operators to seize back some control from major online service providers by re-aggregating online content under common UIs and recommendation engines.
Imagine you are a creative person with technical skills and limited moral constraints. Now imagine you get the opportunity to steal the series finale for Game of Thrones weeks before the episode is broadcast or streamed. That would be worth a lot, wouldn’t it?