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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Jan 3, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


The hottest TV industry news this week was all about collected piracy facts and factoids. Once again, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad were the most pirated shows of the year. It’s not just the P2P content uploaders and downloaders who were looking into those and other popular shows - so were the execs at Netflix! Apparently, they look into shows that are being pirated before snatching it up for themselves. Brilliant, isn’t it? What’s also fascinating is what people searched for on BitTorrent sites throughout 2013. TorrentFreak compiled a list of the top searches, and it differs very much from the top trending searches on Google.

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Topics: Anti-piracy, Content Piracy, Industry, Netflix, P2P, P2P software, Pay TV piracy, piracy

Keeping an Eye on Pay-TV Piracy | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Tue, Oct 1, 2013 | by David Leporini


 The past five years have witnessed a marked shift in concerns about Pay-TV piracy. Piracy efforts in the broadcast world primarily have taken the form of subscription sharing using Pay-TV smartcards, which provided keys for decrypting content onto specific channels that weren't meant to be accessed by non-subscribers. This type of piracy is referred to as card sharing and Control Word sharing in DVB lingo.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, VOD, VO’s anti-card, VO's Eye on Piracy, Control Word sharing security platform, David LEPORINI, Eye on Piracy, Hulu, Industry, Netflix, P2P, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Pay TV piracy, peer-to-peer, piracy, Portfolio, Smartcards, TVE

The Dark Side of TV Everywhere Security [Infographic] | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Thu, May 30, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


TV Everywhere offers viewers many different options for enjoying their favorite movies and programs on any smart mobile device, keeping subscribers happy and engaged. Pay-TV operators all over the world are realizing they must start making this emerging technology a part of their offering, in order to provide value to their subscribers.

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Topics: Infographic, TV Everywhere, DRM, ANGA, Hacking, Industry, Malware, Multiscreen, P2P, piracy, security, The Dark Side of TV Everywhere Security, TV Gateways, TVE

OTT and Content Piracy: The Endless Battle | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | by David Leporini


Most OTT content viewers, especially those who appreciate the glitter and novelty of newly purchased smart mobile devices, are enthused by the variety and quality of available OTT content possibilities. Big players, including content service providers, content owners and copyright holders, being well aware of this, continue to promote more content that their viewers can enjoy on any device. However, every good story has its bad side, and with OTT there is no doubt it is content piracy.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Content Delivery Network, Content Owners, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Copyright Holders, Cyber Attacks, David LEPORINI, hackers, Industry, Malware, Mobile, multi-screen, P2P, piracy, Second Screen, Smartphones, Tablets

The Road to IBC: They’re Illegally Watching Your Content. Now, You Can Watch Them Back! | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Aug 13, 2012 | by Efrat Fenigson


Sadly, unlawful peer-to-peer (P2P) redistribution of live video programs is now the fastest growing form of web piracy. The content most frequently redistributed is sporting events, and you know what? That's just not playing fair.

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Topics: 2011 UEFA, Google, P2P, P2P software, P2P Tracker, Portfolio, streaming channel, Viaccess-Orca


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