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?
With the internet of things (IOT) adoption wider than ever before, companies are constantly developing new devices for our increasingly connected environment. Now is the time to offer more than content to your subscribers! Long […]
In 2018 Irdeto joined over 600 leading professionals watching over 90 influential speakers on stage at the SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid in November where the issues the live sports industry is facing were made […]
It’s not just ‘Porch Pirates’ stealing this holiday season, over the Christmas and New Year’s season digital consumption is up and so is online piracy. The consumption of online content is continuing its upward surge, […]
Fast, intelligent and adaptive, online piracy is a growing threat facing pay media operators and content rights holders globally. But with smarter security, we are putting up a fight. Irdeto recently joined Akamai, the well-known […]
Content is king! So much so that the tech giants (a.k.a FAANG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) are allocating huge budgets to acquiring original content. They want to get into the TV space. But what does this mean for the pay-TV industry? Is it simply supply and demand? Or will inflating content values reach bursting point?
The pay-TV industry is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of its consumers.
All eyes are on the California District Court – particularly pirates’. Judge George Wu’s interim ruling shows CloudFlare’s defence won’t be a simple open-and-shut case. It’s added suspense normally only reserved for Hollywood court room dramas – not real life. Why is this being touted as a landmark case and what does it mean?
The case: In 2016, adult publisher ALS filed a complaint against Cloudflare (a US CDN provider).
Pew Research’s recent study , found that 61% of young adults (18-29) using streaming services as their primary way to watch TV. Given that statistic you can see why site blocking is an important tool in the anti-piracy toolkit. But like the online pirates, it aims to block, it’s critical that site blocking also adapts and evolves.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday were the peak shopping days ahead of the festive holidays. Bargains galore for consumers. A bonanza for online retailers as well as pirates! With the increased professionalism of pirates, some consumers may not realize they’ve bought an illicit streaming device (ISD).
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Over the years we’ve seen that the most popular devices exploited by pirates are
For some, the steady growth of eSports is no surprise. For others, they’re just starting to hear about it. With phrases like: “is eSports the future?”; “eSports industry is booming”, it’s worth looking at why there’s so much hype surrounding it.
Put simply, eSports is competitive or professional gaming. Players battle it out to go up the rankings and win prize money. And that’s big business?