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.Read More
Category: Video Entertainment
Preloading future key can prepare a player for key change during live streaming. But first let’s have a look at how MPEG-DASH and HLS handle content key information.Read More
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.
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.Read More
During the COVID-19 pandemic, daily life has gone digital. People are seeking innovative ways of staying connected and entertained while remaining safe at home. Puzzles, toys, and game sales have surged. Unfortunately, piracy is also on the rise. As the world economy gradually reopens, pirates will continue to take advantage of increased demand for new content. Protecting content from piracy will be crucial to mitigating revenue loss during this unprecedented time.Read More
If you ask over-the-top (OTT) providers who their top competitors are, their likely response is to name their biggest market rivals. But what about the pirates? …Read More
Millions of people have been told to stay home. However, while social distancing and isolation continue to wreak havoc on the economy, streaming services is one sector of the entertainment industry that stands to receive a significant boost during this crisis..Read More
A day at ConExpo 2020: Space age construction machines, celebrating operators and awkward human interaction.
In spite of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges engulfing communities and economies all over the world, ConExpo went ahead and delivered another awe-inspiring show. Handshakes were replaced with fist and elbow-pumps and a new level of human awkwardness; like some weird kind of middle-aged breakdancing.Read More
Global online piracy has created a crisis for the pay TV industry that could completely rewrite the industry’s economic model, with major impacts on sports rights. But could it also have some unexpected upsides?Read More