Using VO’s Anti-Piracy Centre services, LFP will be able to monitor and request effective countermeasures against the illegal redistribution of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches.
Commenting on the development, Mathieu Ficot, deputy general manager at the LFP, said: “The French parliament has recently adopted a new law that will allow us to fight more efficiently against live event piracy and request the blocking of illegal services by technical intermediaries such as ISPs.
“In light of this exciting perspective, we are collaborating with Viaccess-Orca, the expert in anti-piracy services, to protect our premium content and revenues. With VO’s Anti-Piracy Centre, we shall be able to monitor the illegal redistribution of LFP content by IPTV networks in real time and request immediate action against piracy”.
VO’s Anti-Piracy Centre is a comprehensive set of security services that will enable LFP to fight piracy from every angle. From it, VO will help LFP combat content redistribution via a team of experts skilled in video security, investigation, and security audits. With VO’s Anti-Piracy Centre, LFP will be able to tailor the security services to address each unique piracy case.
Cédric Hardouin, executive VP of research & development at Viaccess-Orca, added: “The number of illegal IPTV networks has boomed during the past years, and piracy is damaging the revenues of the live content industry, including sports.
“We are thrilled to work with LFP and help them take back control of their premium live sport contents”.