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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

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

Periscope's Boxing Night; Nielsen Roku Partnership; Britain’s TV Addiction

Fri, May 8, 2015 | by Merav Cunningham


What a dramatic night it was on the boxing ring in Las Vegas when Floyd Mayweather faced and defeated the Philippines’ hero Manny Pacquiao - to the cheers of millions of fans. But the real, legal drama unfolded off the ring, as thousands of users live streamed the fight using Twitter’s Periscope, infringing content rights. In Britain, more than half of the nation admitted they are addicted to watching TV – sticking to the shows they know and love, while in Germany, the country’s official TV ratings association announced it is adding YouTube viewership data to its reports. Here is this week’s most buzzing TV news.

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Topics: OTT, Anti-piracy, Youtube, Amazon, audience measurement, COMPASS, Content Discovery, Content Piracy, Content Recommendation, content rights, Copyright Holders, DTT, Eye on Piracy, Hot TV News, Hulu, Industry, Live Stream, Nielsen, roku, sports piracy, SVOD, Twitter

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

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

“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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