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
More than half (52%) of all US internet homes have at least one TV connected to the internet.
This white paper describes the drivers for adoption of cloud-based content security platforms by pay-TV service providers in more detail and describes the way companies can evolve their services toward the cloud with the help of companies like NAGRA.
Legitimate pay-TV operators in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly relying on exclusive content rights to gain subscribers, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.