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Live Streaming takes to Social Media - But For How Long?

Thu, May 25, 2017 | by Sarit Rosenthal-Aviram

Social media networks, with Facebook and Twitter at the forefront, have been adding video functionality over recent years as part of their continued program of accelerated expansion. Investors like to see constantly growing numbers with their companies pushing past plateau after plateau. As such, it was inevitable that live streaming video content would figure majorly in their plans, and it is currently seen as a win for both sides: the content creators and the social giants themselves.

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Topics: OTT, Facebook, Industry, Live Streaming, Netflix, Social Media, Sports, sports content, Twitter

Virtual Reality – Delivering High Quality and Secure Immersion

Tue, Dec 27, 2016 | by Esther Levine


Virtual Reality is in high demand — after all, who wouldn’t want to experience a sports event, video games and more, in the most realistic manner possible. But how can operators ensure that they are delivering both a high quality and secure immersive experience?

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Topics: Virtual Reality, Virtual Arena, VR, CDN, connected sentinel player, Content Delivery Network, Digital Immersion, Events, Harmonic, live sports, security, Sports, Tiledmedia, Viaccess-Orca

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

Protect and Serve - Securing content

Tue, Sep 22, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


Over the course of IBC2015 we ran two panels on our stand investigating some of the most pressing issues the industry faces. The second panel, ‘Protect and Serve: Securing content and satisfying customers in a multiscreen world’ was chaired by Ovum’s Rob Gallagher and examined how broadcasters can provide customers with the services they need while continually securing content in an atmosphere where piracy is constantly evolving and innovating in turn. Read more about the background of the panel and why it’s such an important one to be holding at this time here. Participating were: Chem Assayag EVP Sales and Business Development at Viaccess-OrcaRob Gallagher, Director Research & Analysis Media & Entertainment at OvumRon Paans, Technical Director at M7 Group and Kieren Portley, Vice President, Studio and Spanish Production at ESPN.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, DRM, Anti-piracy, Content Piracy, Events, Eye on Piracy, IBC panels, ibc2015, Industry, panel, Pay TV, pay TV operators, piracy, security, Sports

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

Hot TV News: Netflix in Oz; Apple TV & Sony go OTT; Net Neutrality Goes to Court

Thu, Mar 26, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


Seems like we can't get enough of Netflix, the OTT giant traveled almost 12,000 kilometers this week and hoisted its flag in new destinations: Australia and New Zealand. Down at the new colonies, the streaming service will offer a cheaper package than the countries’ own providers and a richer library. Meanwhile in the US, the anticipated war of attrition between the FCC and the cable industry kicked off with the first two lawsuits filed against the new Net Neutrality rules.  And new details emerged about Apple and Sony’s OTT plans, including live sports streaming and a face-lifted Set Top Box. Are you ready for your spring break?

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Topics: OTT, Apple, Apple TV, AT&T, Cable TV, FCC, HBO, Hot TV News, Industry, net neutrality, Netflix, OTT operators, Pay TV, Sony, SonyPlaystation, Sports, STB, SVOD, Verizon

Infographic: Combating TV Sports Piracy - Viaccess-Orca

Tue, Jan 6, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


In an ever-more competitive broadcasting landscape, the value of premium rights and premium sports rights in particular, is constantly on the rise. According to research firm Deloitte, global premium sports rights will be worth £17 billion in 2017, a 12% year-on-year increase.

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Topics: Infographic, Anti-piracy, world cup 2014, 2012 London Olympics, Content Piracy, Copyright, Copyright Holders, Eye on Piracy, Industry, piracy, Portfolio, Sports, sports piracy, Streaming, video streaming

Fighting Sports Content Piracy | Viaccess-Orca

Thu, Nov 6, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Today live redistribution of content over the Internet is becoming an increasing problem for content service providers and content owners.

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Topics: Content Protection, worldcup, Civolution, Content, Content Piracy, Events, events, Eye on Piracy, IBC, IBC 2014, IBC trends, Industry, Live Streaming, live TV, Olympics, piracy, Sports, Technology, TV

Eye on Piracy Reveals 20 million Illegal Viewers of Epic Brazil Football Event | Viaccess-Orca Blog

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


Many football fans and commentators alike have described this year’s World Cup as one of the most exciting tournaments in the history of the competition. A view that’s certainly supported by the record numbers of television viewers who followed the action and the illegal streaming.

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Topics: OTT, TV Everywhere, Content Piracy, Content service providers, Industry, Over the Top, Pay TV, PayTV, piracy, Portfolio, Rapid TV News, security, Sports, Twitter, User Experience, UX, Viaccess-Orca

“Eye on Piracy” Sets its Sights on 2014 World Cup Campaign

Tue, Jun 10, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson


Football fans around the globe are eagerly awaiting the start of the football event in Brazil in a few days’ time. Most will watch the action on legitimate TV channels and platforms, but a significant number will do so via illegal video sites.

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Topics: Content Protection, Anti-piracy, audience measurement, campaign, content security, Eye on Piracy, Industry, piracy, soccer, Sports, sports piracy, world cup


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