Bruce Curtin is currently a Product Director in Irdeto focusing on enabling and securing next generation media protection solutions for Pay TV Operators. After a brief period of development in the Telecommunications industry in South Africa, Bruce has joined Irdeto. Over a 20-year period Bruce has worked on many of Irdeto’s key security product initiatives covering scalable broadcast client security integrations, secure chipset ramp up, end to end middleware, multiscreen and even secure-payments and PCI compliance. Lately Bruce is focused on bringing operators the hybrid middleware solutions they need to become super aggregators as they bring new targeted OTT business on board. During this period Bruce has also been enthusiastically involved in supporting the transition of Irdeto from old style security company into an active and agile Service oriented Security and Solution Provider that can best meet the needs of Pay TV operators that need to aggregate and differentiate in the competitive and fast moving Pay TV landscape today. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).
Pay-TV operators are now within the Super Aggregation era, where optimizing their platform is crucial in differentiating themselves. Having access to the data and analytics on how users interact with the platform can also help give the operator an edge over their competitors. In this article, we explain Quality of Service (QoS), detailing its importance in taking advantage of key opportunities, as well as dealing with Set-Top-Box (STB) threats.
The plethora of Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming platforms with their continuous release of compelling series has gradually shifted viewers’ preferences away from the pay-TV ecosystem. Pay-TV operators can turn the game around, pull their audience back and get new subscribers if managed wisely. Let’s explore how they can achieve it with the top 5 strengths that give pay-TV the edge over OTT streaming.
Welcome to our blog series about super aggregation and the future of pay-TV. Based on market research and multiple conversations with our customers, we have prepared three blogs to capture and share key insights on how pay-TV operators are developing their super aggregation strategies and how they can differentiate on this new era of media and entertainment. On this first blog, we will focus on why operators must secure and keep watch of their connected platforms to secure their business’ growth and protect their subscriber base.