Tag: pay-tv

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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Increase in Piracy During Pandemic Lockdown

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.

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The $2,000 threat to Pay TV

Many Pay TV operators rely on visual marks or “HashCodes” to fingerprint their content so they can trace piracy leaks to the source. But Irdeto investigations have found tools that help pirates remove these marks openly on sale for less than $2,000. So, what’s the alternative?

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Is Housejacking the next big threat to pay TV?

Cable companies, pay TV operators and telcos are often called service providers for the principal reason that they are not selling media and entertainment – they are selling a service. One of the most valuable assets they hold is a direct physical link into people’s homes and an ongoing monthly billing relationship.

From a pure business perspective that means anything a service provider can leverage to boost bandwidth usage and ARPU is fair game.

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