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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

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

Content licensing & strategies and in an OTT World

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Content licensing remains one of the most expensive and complex issues in video services today. With new business models, use cases, delivery mechanisms, and competitors, the world of content rights continues to evolve.

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Topics: Content Protection, Video, OTT, TV Everywhere, broadcast, Customers, Content licensing, Content Piracy, Content service providers, customers, Events, events, Industry, IPTV, Netflix, Over the Top, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Pay TV piracy, piracy, security, TV, TV Leaders Summit, TVLS, video services

Satellite Provider M7 Group Chooses Prime Sentinel to Watch Over Europe | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Viaccess-Orca’s smart card-based conditional access system (CAS) Prime Sentinel will soon be protecting more content in Europe and migrating more than 3 million subscribers to next generation DTH service offering, following the selection of VO by satellite provider M7 Group.

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Topics: Content Protection, OTT, card-based conditional access, CAS, Customers, Conditional Access, Content, Content Delivery, Content service providers, Digital Rights Management, DTH, Industry, IPTV, Pay TV piracy, Prime Sentinel, Satellite, security, set top box

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Jan 17, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


The hottest TV industry news this week was taken over by broadcasters in distress who are taking action. A group of top broadcasters decided enough is enough with Aereo violating copyright, and are taking their case to the US Supreme Court. Where does Aereo stand on this? They’re actually quite indifferent. Broadcasters in China are also fighting a battle, only it is to end content piracy and get viewers willing to pay for premium content. They proposed a plan that just might work.

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Topics: Aereo, Broadcast Technologies, Broadcaster, Cable TV, China, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Copyright, Copyright Holders, Industry, Pay TV piracy, piracy, TV, TV market

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

Data is King: Towards a New Security Paradigm | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 | by David Leporini


Yesterday was a good time for enterprise security practitioners. Back then it was enough to install a device to protect a building, and that was it. Unfortunately, such good times are gone. In fact, we should have started having doubts several years ago, when firewalls seemed to be ineffective against new threats. Why? Three reasons:

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Topics: OTT, Big Data, David LEPORINI, Industry, Over the Top, Pay TV, Pay-TV operator, pay TV operators, Pay TV piracy, PayTV, security, Security Solution

IBC 2013 Recap: Innovations and Sensations - VO Blog

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


IBC 2013 was worth the wait! The halls were bursting with excitement as leaders from the broadcasting industry were demonstrating the latest innovations they cooked up. In between the ‘ooh’s and aah's,’ we kept our eyes wide open to spot which of the predictions of IBC trends came true, while highlighting VO’s innovations to an interesting and dynamic audience.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, VO's Eye on Piracy, cont, Content, Content Piracy, Data Enrichment and Engagement Platform, DEEP, Events, Eye on Piracy, Haggai Barel, HbbTV, Hybrid, hybrid TV, IBC, IBC 2013, multi-screen, Multiscreen, Ofer Weintraub, Pay TV, Pay TV piracy, PayTV, piracy, Sexy UI, SUX, TV, TV market, TVE, UI, UX

An OTT Security Wake-Up Call | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Oct 7, 2013 | by Christine Maury-Panis

Sometimes we need a wake up call to make changes. All content owners and operators need to focus hard on OTT security in order to fully unleash their content’s potential. Different departments within each organization, including operations, legal, marketing and distribution, must deal with security and piracy issues in their own particular way. The  trick is however, that these departments should stop working independently and start working together to collectively understand OTT security and piracy issues and to explore the specifics of changes that must be made.

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Topics: OTT, Content Piracy, Industry, Multiscreen, OTT operators, Pay TV, Pay TV piracy, PayTV, piracy

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Oct 4, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson


Pay TV piracy was all over the news this week, and on a worldwide scale! Where should we begin?

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Topics: Anti-piracy, VOD, Content Piracy, Industry, Netflix, Pay TV, pay TV operators, Pay TV piracy, PayTV, piracy, roku, TV


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