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The Continual Evolution of Video Piracy

Mon, Jan 23, 2017 | by Andy Stout

 

recent survey concluded that one in three US consumers watch pirated content, despite 69% of them recognizing that video piracy is illegal. It is becoming more urgent than ever that content owners take action to protect their content as the pirates seek new routes to market.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, advertising supporting piracy, Content Piracy, content security, Game of Thrones, Industry, live piracy, live streaming piracy, normative crime, Smart TV, video piracy

Game of Thrones Most Pirated for Fifth Year Running

Tue, Jan 3, 2017 | by Andy Stout

 

HBO’s fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones has won the dubious accolade of coming top of TorrentFreak’s annual round up of the most torrented TV shows again.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, antipiracy, bittorrent, Content Piracy, Game of Thrones, HBO, Industry, piracy, security, torrent, torrentFreak

Hot TV News: SVOD Booms Across Europe, TV Everywhere Audience Doubles, Game of Thrones Fails To Break Piracy Records | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Jul 5, 2016 | by Andy Stout

 

The figures surrounding the future development of television viewing still seem encouraging, with both SVOD services in Europe and the global TV Everywhere audience showing strong growth. Meanwhile, in Westeros, it seems that the pirates are starting to face a serious battle.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, VOD, Adobe Digital Index, Amazon Prime, audience, bittorrent, Content Piracy, EBU, Europe, Game of Thrones, Hot TV News, Industry, Netflix, piracy, SVOD, viewing figures

Hot TV News: GoT Piracy, VR Surge, & Environmental Costs of HDR

Sun, May 1, 2016 | by Andy Stout

 

The arrival of the hotly-anticipated Season 6 of Game of Thrones cements its status as the most pirated TV show of them all. Meanwhile, VR is one of the main topics at this year’s NAB, while there’s mounting concern about the amount of power that all the new 4K HDR TV sets are going to be consuming.

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Topics: VR, bittorrent, Energy costs, environmental costs, Game of Thrones, Industry, NAB 2016, piracy

A Tale For The New Year – The Angel and The Shepherds

Tue, Dec 22, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham

 

And so it came to pass, that an angel found it necessary to convey a message to humanity. Being of a traditional frame of mind, he sought to appear to some shepherds.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, TV Everywhere, VOD, VR, 5G, Cable TV, Christmas, Cloud, Content, Content Discovery, Content service providers, Game of Thrones, Industry, IPTV, multi-screen, Netflix, Pay TV, TVaaS, User Experience, Xmas

Protect and Serve: Securing Content in a Multiscreen World | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Thu, Sep 3, 2015 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

There is a dichotomy right at the heart of modern broadcasting. On the one hand broadcasters need to give consumers what they want, which is the ability to watch television whenever they want, on whatever device they want and wherever they are. Technically, this is nowadays all very feasible. The difficulty lies in picking apart those threads and making sure that premium content remains secure even though it is being routed across multiple networks to multiple devices in multiple formats.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, CAS, Content Piracy, Events, Game of Thrones, ibc 2015, Industry, Multi-DRM, pay TV operators, piracy, Unified CAS

Game of Thrones: Examining Five Seasons of Piracy

Tue, Jun 16, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham

 

HBO’s broadcasting juggernaut, Game of Thrones, came to an end on 14 June 2015 and, amongst the usual carnage involving the characters — at least two major characters seem to have been lost in that episode alone — it also wreaked havoc on the world’s servers.

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Topics: OTT, Anti-piracy, bittorrent, broadcast, Content, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Game of Thrones, HBO, Industry, piracy, TV

Hot TV News: OTT Needs Work to Reach its Peak; Game of Thrones Piracy; Adverts for Netflix? No! | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Thu, Jun 11, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham

 

The growth of OTT is still verging on the phenomenal, but there are plenty of aspects of the emerging services that the industry need to improve. Meanwhile, the cultural juggernaut that is Game of Thrones continues, setting new highs — or lows if you would prefer — in the field of online piracy. And Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, has to intervene when a row about adverts on the platform starts to spiral out of control. Here is what’s buzzing in the TV industry this week.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, bittorrent, Cable TV, connected devices, Content, Content Delivery, Content Piracy, devices, Game of Thrones, HBO, Hot TV News, Industry, Netflix, piracy, surveys, TV, User Experience

Netflix International Growth & HBO facing content piracy

Mon, Apr 27, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham

 

Netflix’s global expansion plans and vision of launching its services around the world is quickly becoming a reality. The company’s first quarter results prove that facing a saturated domestic market, an international campaign is crucial for the company’s continued growth. In a move that could jeopardize Comcast’s plans to compete with OTT services, the US justice ministry put the plans for a merger with Time Warner Cable on hold.  And in a Brooklyn bar in NYC, seems like there will be no more dressing up and Game of Thrones viewing parties. Facing ongoing content piracy and with GOT being the most pirated show of 2015, HBO demanded to stop showing it in public establishments. Read more about this week’s latest TV news.

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Topics: Video, Content Piracy, Game of Thrones, HBO, Industry, IPTV, Netflix, Pay TV piracy, piracy, time warner, TV

Hot TV News: Game of Thrones Piracy; YouTube Paid Services; Viewers and Game Consoles

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham

 

They saved the date, discussed possible plots on social media and avoided spoilers of any kind, and on Sunday, Game of Thrones fans were finally reunited with their heroes in Westeros when the 5th season was aired. However, the celebration was spoiled by pirates who leaked four episodes the weekend before the premiere. More details on viewers’ shift from TV sets to other devices were introduced in a new Nielsen study, and YouTube was said to launch a paid, ad-free services which will compete with streaming offerings such as Netflix and Sling. Here’s a look at the week’s hottest industry news.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Anti-piracy, Youtube, audience, Content Piracy, Cord Cutters, Game Consoles, Game of Thrones, HBO, Hot TV News, Industry, iPad, iPhone, multi-screen, Netflix, Pay TV, piracy, SonyPlaystation, video streaming, Xbox

 

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