Balancing security and usability in the pay-media world

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Let’s face it; if consumers don’t get what they want, they look elsewhere. Gone are the days of loyalty due to limited choice. For pay-media operators this can be like walking a tightrope: protecting their content investment without the security negatively impacting the consumer experience. What can be done to make this easier?

To find out, let’s check in again with Bob. Unsurprisingly, after being identified as the cause of the corporate disaster Bob is now unemployed. He spends most of his day catching up on the movies and TV series he missed.

Help! Mom’s internet TV won’t work on Chrome

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Do you ever get phone calls from friends and family who need help with their computer or DVD player? Troubleshooting is often challenging, but over the phone it can get almost surreal; “The Google’s not working… oh, wait, the Google’s back working again” [sic]

Although I am no computer expert, nor even a “digital native”, I am the family’s favorite geek when it comes to technology. Recently, this has…

Turning 4K impacts into opportunities for pay-TV operators

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As you know from my earlier post, the inevitable march toward 4K has begun. And yes, with any new technology there will be challenges. But based on my discussions with studios and operators it’s clear that for well-prepared pay-TV operators, 4K could in fact bring opportunities.

Let me share some insights from recent conversations with studios and operators.

Future-proofing your OTT content protection

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Delivering and monetizing OTT content means you have to make some key decisions. Which security solution, which delivery mechanism, and which devices? When industry standards exist, you can move forward with confidence. But without them, the future can be full of pitfalls.

Cautionary Tale: Veronica Mars
When Veronica Mars premiered via Ultraviolet (UV) in the UK, it was supposed to be delivered via Flixster.

Delivering live TV that’s truly “over the top”

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Everyone wants the flexibility of online TV with the seamless channel transitions and viewing quality of broadcast. But giving consumers the best of both worlds means that providers will have to think outside “the box”.

Content is King! Or is it?
You’re channel surfing Sunday night. You grab a snack and the remote and start clicking. Channels fly by as fast as you can hit the button.