Category: Video Entertainment

Piracy Detection: What benefits does it bring to video entertainment?

Today’s entertainment industry has evolved and diversified rapidly to accommodate the massive surge in the digitalization of content. Whether through the rise of on-demand entertainment or the increasing popularity of live sports broadcast, watching your favorite shows and events are now as simple as the click of a button – but lures in piracy. Read about how piracy detection works and which areas of the video entertainment industry can benefit the most when protecting billions of dollars’ worth of content.

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Quality of Service (QoS) metrics for Android TV explained 

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.

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How do pirates get ahead of OTT video providers?

The biggest rivals for Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services are not just their direct competitors, pirates are ranking high up on that list as well. As streaming TV shows, films and more content have become popular, pirates compete to be the first ones to make them available. This article will detail how pirate streaming sites work and how it affects you as an OTT provider.

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Pay-TV: The top 5 ways to attract more subscribers

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.

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Pay-TV Super Aggregation Under Your Watch

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.

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How creative studios can protect their content with Irdeto

Digital video piracy is widespread, growing, diverse and continues to affect the bottom line of studios. The negative influences of piracy are not limited to revenue loss but include bandwidth consumption, job losses and brand reputation. Piracy is not only damaging if an entire film is leaked or pirated, but this also negatively affects short clips such as dailies, scenes, and trailers.

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Smarter workflow to reduce catch-up costs

With TV channels becoming more popular on streaming platforms, the costs of running OTT service are increasingly appearing on the radar of the CFOs. Reducing in content or customer experience investments are not likely, so the pressure shifts to the engineers to find smarter ways to run the services. In this article, I will look at the catch-up TV service and share my thoughts on how to reduce its associated CAPEX and OPEX costs.

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Piracy Never Rests, Protecting Your Valuable Digital Revenue

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how content is delivered to consumers for the foreseeable future. With the shift to primarily digital distribution, the value of this revenue is more critical than ever. Content owners and producers will need to be more vigilant to protect against piracy. This requires a robust, comprehensive, end-to-end suite of security services and products – from production to distribution, and beyond – and should leverage specific solutions to protect assets once they are pirated. The time is now to implement fast, simple, innovative, and affordable watermarking and piracy detection and enforcement solutions that provide proven results.

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