The Pay-TV Innovation Forum is a new global research programme for senior pay-TV executives, developed by NAGRA to explore and catalyse innovation across the pay-TV industry at a time of unprecedented change.
Digitalsmiths, a TiVo company, is an industry leader in personalised content discovery, offering pay-TV providers, digital publishers, and consumer electronic manufacturers the technology and services to power personalised search, recommendations, carousels, social and sports discovery, and a robust analytics platform.
Distributors, creators and advertisers are all focused on keeping viewers engaged, but it’s generally understood that the industry is changing. Today, consumers want the convenience to watch video when it works for them personally – not on a provider’s schedule.
For years, pay-TV operators relied upon on-premises conditional access systems (CAS) to meet the strict requirements of content owners and assure protection of their offerings.
The advent of 4K UHD content brings new opportunities for operators along with a number of challenges in terms of costs, compatibility and compliance. Upgrading to meet the MovieLabs specifications is just one of many obstacles to creating a profitable 4K business.
A survey of 475 global video service providers, including pay TV and OTT operators, and content producers around the world reveals a firm commitment to 4K UHD content and services.
As the business of pay television has developed over the last several decades, content protection systems like conditional access (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) have emerged and evolved to protect it.
For many service providers, IP video is on the near horizon. But this evolution is not going to happen overnight.
Most pay-TV operators take measures to protect their content from various forms of piracy, such as stealth and redistribution of content. They know very well that pirates now increasingly look for and exploit vulnerabilities outside the traditional conditional access security domain.
As executives are charged with recreating the broadcast experience for over-the-top (OTT) delivery, they must assemble multiple vendors and manage highly-complex integrations. Find out more in this White Paper from Avanto