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The Scope of Video Piracy in the Mobile Connected World

Wed, Mar 8, 2017 | by Andy Stout


There are several worrying angles to the subject of video piracy on mobile phones. And while the most disruptive so far has undoubtedly been the use of handsets to capture and stream protected content there are other issues with the networks themselves.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, Youtube, 3G, 4G, 5G, 5G Mobile Technology, Industry, Live Streaming, live streaming piracy, Meerkat, Periscope, Secruity, Streaming piracy, video piracy

How Social Media Accelerates Piracy

Fri, Oct 30, 2015 | by Efrat Fenigson


One of the main problems that broadcasters and service operators face in the current climate is that shifts in piracy over the past handful of years have seen it move from a post event process to a live one; from BitTorrent to Periscope and Meerkat. Live illegal streaming of content over the Internet is becoming a growing issue, especially during major sporting events which find themselves being not only the biggest expense to broadcasters in this era of spiralling rights costs, but also inevitably one of the biggest targets.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, world cup 2014, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Events, Eye on Piracy, Facebook, Industry, live streaming piracy, Meerkat, Periscope, Portfolio, soccer, Social Media, Sports, sports content piracy, sports piracy, Twitter

Combating the Growing Problem of TV Sports Piracy | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


With the value of premium sports rights spiralling upwards every year, it has never been more urgent for operators to secure their content against the ever-present — and ever-evolving — threat of piracy.

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Topics: bittorrent, content rights, Events, Eye on Piracy, Industry, live piracy, Live Streaming, live streaming piracy, Meerkat, Periscope, piracy, Rights, sportel 2015, sports piracy, sports rights

It’s a Game of Cat and Meerkat: Fighting Live Streaming Piracy

Fri, Apr 17, 2015 | by Efrat Fenigson


They are the new kids on the social media block: Periscope and Meerkat, the competing apps that seek the undivided attention of the thrill-loving, share-it-all mobile users. Meerkat was the hottest thing at the South by South West (SXSW) tech festival in Texas earlier this year; Periscope was launched by Twitter only a few weeks ago. They both provide a very easy way of sharing live video from your mobile device with just a couple of taps. They are not the first app that allows live streaming,  services like Bambuser and Livestream were there first, but according to GeekWire, thanks to improvements in devices’ camera quality and Internet connectivity they offer a more seamless way to broadcast from anywhere at any time. Throw in a super friendly UX and you have a winning new social platform.

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Topics: Video, Anti-piracy, VO's Eye on Piracy, world cup 2014, Content, Entertainment, Eye on Piracy, Industry, Live Streaming, live streaming piracy, Meerkat, News, Periscope, Portfolio, Social Media, Social TV, Sports, sports piracy, Twitter, video streaming


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