OSN Claims Progress Against Streaming Pirates May 13th 2015 - 02:03 PM

OSN, MENA (Middle East and North Africa) pay TV operator, says it successfully interrupted viewing for 60% of illegal streams of matches at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. While this leaves a lot more to be done to combat live stream piracy efficiently with 40% still going through unchecked, OSN claims this…

Operators wake up to booming live sports piracy April 18th 2015 - 12:10 PM

Growing concern among pay TV operators and broadcasters over live streaming piracy was evident at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas, with the main focus on sports. Until recently security of movies, the other major cash cow for pay TV, attracted more attention because that was thought more vulnerable w…

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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