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OSN's Fight Against Sports Piracy in Cricket

Sun, May 10, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


It is an uphill battle, but the fight against sports piracy proves that innovation and persistence are the only way forward. One of the biggest pay-TV providers in the Middle East and North Africa, OSN, recently reached an important milestone in the campaign against content piracy during its broadcasts of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Using Viaccess-Orca’s Eye on Piracy, OSN, which operates more than 150 channels and services, fought illegal streaming of the matches, and successfully eliminating over 60 per cent of the illegal links of the top matches at the tournament. Cricket is the second most popular sports in the world (after football) and according to OSN executives, the campaign against pirated broadcast is of top importance for rights owners, pay-TV audience and advertisers alike.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, Brazil, Cricket, Eye on Piracy, football, football event, Industry, Internet, live streaming piracy, OSN, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Pay TV piracy, Social Network, Sport, sports piracy

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Jan 31, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


The hottest TV industry news this week was mostly about viewing trends in Latin America. According to Cisco, social TV is growing in Latin America at a rate much faster than the US. What’s also impressive is the fact that over half of Latin America is expected to subscribe to pay TV by 2015. In other news, BBC’s Director of Television is advising broadcasters to develop a technical standard for audio, due to customer complaints regarding loudness.

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Topics: BBC, BBC WorldWide, Brazil, Broadcaster, Cable TV, Digital Services, Digital TV, DTH, DTH TV, Facebook, Industry, Latin America, Pay TV, PayTV, Social TV, Twitter

CEO Insight - Big Thoughts, Big Events: TV Connect Latin America | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 | by François Moreau de Saint-Martin


Latin America may be famous for its biological diversity and rainforests, but its dynamic technology industry isn’t far behind. Looking for proof? I have plenty from the TV Connect LATAM event I attended in Sao Paulo last December.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, ALT-MINDS, Bandeirantes TV, BBC, Brazil, CDN, CEO, CEO Insight, Digitalization, Events, Globo, Industry, IPTV, LATAM, Latin America, Mexico, multi-screen, Oi TV, Pay TV, pay TV operators, piracy, Second Screen, Totalmovie, TV Connect LATAM, Warner Bros


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