Content security vendor Irdeto has launched its offering for Android TV as that platform gathers steam in the set top box software market. Called Irdeto Armor, the package is designed to protect devices, data and services built on Android TV, preventing the loading of unauthorized apps as well as combating content piracy.
The company formed from the remnants of Cisco’s old Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business is taking shape with the appointment of its first CEO, although it has yet to be named. European private equity firm Permira bought back the business in May 2018 for $1 billion from Cisco and has now appointed Yves Padrines as CEO to take over formally once the deal closes.
Friend MTS, a UK based provider of content protection technology, has recruited castLabs to its ASiD Watermarking Partner Program.
Broadcasters are becoming exposed to new cybersecurity threats as they move workflows increasingly into the IT domain, warns the EBU (European Broadcasting Union). Some of them may be unprepared and assume that their traditional content protection mechanisms based on Conditional Access and DRM technologies are still sufficient to cover their security needs.
Hybrik has introduced support for forensic watermarking from Kudelski Group’s pay TV security and multiscreen software company Nagra into its cloud-based media processing and transcoding platform.
UK content security developer specialist Friend MTS has launched a 4K/UHD variant of its ASiD (Anti -counterfeiting, Security, and Identification) service around NAB 2018.