Can cloud solve multiple DRM complexity? February 26th 2015 - 05:00 PM

Operators are increasingly challenged by the multiple DRM systems required to serve the wide variety of devices popular with consumers, including proprietary devices like Microsoft’s Xbox that only support one DRM type. This leads to integrating, maintaining and operating several DRM systems. Cloud DRM allows an operator to outsource t…

Helping Ultra HD-4K TV Set Manufacturers Keep Content Safe January 28th 2015 - 01:30 PM

STMicroelectronics (ST), a global provider of semiconductor and System-On-Chip (SoC) technology, and Civolution, a supplier of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content, have combined Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking with ST’s UltraHD-4K Cannes and Monaco SoCs to help content owners and distributors detect unauthorised sharing of …

Media Security? What Security? January 16th 2015 - 12:48 PM

Media security is top of the list for broadcast executives. And the recent Sony Pictures hack illustrates that everyone is a potential target. John Watkinson looks at why cyber-attacks have become common, and what broadcasters, Hollywood and TV show makers can do to try and protect their investments.

Smart TVs get more secure December 1st 2014 - 04:50 PM

One of the challenges for smart TV makers has been to avoid throwing the baby of content security out with the bathwater of the unwanted set top box (STB). Surprisingly this was not properly addressed by smart TV makers at the outset, but now they are starting to incorporate security…

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Giving Sports Fans A Cloud-Based Experience May 15th 2019 - 10:00 AM

With consumer adoption of OTT services and viewing of live sporting events on mobile devices at an all-time high, content creators and distributors are working hard to fine-tune their infrastructures and workflows to meet demand. For many, this has meant leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud-based computing and artificial…

Akamai To Offer Bitmovin Video Encoding May 12th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Bitmovin said it has officially been qualified as a video transcoding partner by Akamai Technologies, a CDN and edge-processing platform, to enable secure digital content delivery to all consumer platforms. Akamai has worked closely with Bitmovin since Bitmovin ended its Media Services on Demand (MSOD) transcoding service two years ago.