NBC Olympics leveraged Akamai Technologies for online video streaming, website and video delivery and security solutions to support record digital distribution for Rio 2016. A total of 3.3 billion streaming minutes were delivered, 2.71 billion of which were live. One hundred million unique users tuned in to the coverage.
The Kudelski Group, the Switzerland-based end-to-end content security provider, has announced the purchase of NexGuard Labs, a specialist in forensic watermarking technology. The acquisition positions Kudelski in the forefront of providing protection for 4K and internet-based content.
Brazilian regional Telco Unifique Franquias is unifying its cable and FTTH (Fibre To The Home) networks with help from pay TV security vendor Irdeto. Unifique has selected Irdeto Cloaked CA, a cardless client based package combining software with a hardware root of trust residing in the device chip sets.
The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has published its minimal set of cyber security guidelines for its members’ IT systems based on best practice already established in other industries. The recommendation known as EBU R143 has been developed in response to several high profile and damaging hacks on broadcasters and content
A new tough stance in the Netherlands against illegal downloaders and streamers proposed by movie distributor Dutch Filmworks has been rejected by the country’s two largest ISPs KPN and Ziggo. According to the Netherlands online magazine Movie Scene, Dutch Filmworks has IP addresses of users found to have illegally
The TV industry is undergoing seismic change with the rapid increase in multiscreen viewing to the partial detriment of the big screen and the corresponding arrival of new threats and opportunities. Some of the threats are competitive but others are security related. Some of the latter are specific to TV,
African digital satellite TV provider, MultiChoice, chose Elemental Technologies’ software-defined video solutions to support the network’s digital content delivery. MultiChoice selected Elemental’s SDV solutions for live streaming and VOD delivery of its digital satellite TV (DStv) online service. The network delivers sports and entertainment content to smart phones
The European Commission has launched a public debate on geo-blocking as part of its plans for establishing a Digital Single Market (DSM) but has excluded copyright-protected audio-visual content. This reflects growing confusion and debate within the EU over whether to include premium copyrighted content, especially live sports, within any potential