The widely held belief that SVOD (subscription VOD) services reduce piracy by making premium content readily available via a legal route has been challenged by an experiment conducted by a group of US and Portuguese academics.
Away from traditional broadcasting a revolution is happening. Live internet streaming is taking the world by storm with unprecedented viewing figures and improved accessibility for brands looking to reach better targeted audiences. The Live Explosion, hosted by the DPP in London and enabled by Dropbox, presented three live streaming experts to share their experience of this new phenomenon.
Cisco is looking to sell its video software and security business, NDS, as it continues to move out of the traditional pay TV business to focus on broader infrastructure services. This echoes moves by another pay TV giant Ericsson to sell its media business and focus on core areas in mobility and telecommunications, driven partly by cord cutting and accelerating decline in traditional pay TV.
With consumer data now as key an asset as the content itself, service providers must increasingly address cybersecurity threats and the theft of subscriber data. Here media security systems expert Nagra surveys the changing nature of pay TV security.
Attendees to Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) conference might conclude that Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have progressed way beyond hype as they start to enter just about every aspect of video production and distribution.
With consumer data now as key an asset as the content itself, service providers must increasingly address cybersecurity threats and the theft of subscriber data. Here conditional access specialist Conax surveys the changing nature of pay TV security.