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New Year’s Resolutions for Content Service Providers

Holiday 2014

It’s that time of the year again! We are approaching the twilight of 2013, and find ourselves eagerly awaiting the beginning of 2014. Numerous technological innovations helped the TV industry advance substantially this year, but there is still a long way to go for many content service providers. Last year’s special hol...

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Data is King: Towards a New Security Paradigm

Crown

Yesterday was a good time for enterprise security practitioners. Back then it was enough to install a device to protect a building, and that was it. Unfortunately, such good times are gone. In fact, we should have started having doubts several years ago, when firewalls seemed to be ineffective against new threats. Why? ...

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Keeping an Eye on Pay-TV Piracy

Eye on Piracy

  The past five years have witnessed a marked shift in concerns about Pay-TV piracy. Piracy efforts in the broadcast world primarily have taken the form of subscription sharing using Pay-TV smartcards, which provided keys for decrypting content onto specific channels that weren't meant to be accessed by non-subscribers. Th...

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OTT and Content Piracy: The Endless Battle

OTT and Content Piracy: The Endless Battle

Most OTT content viewers, especially those who appreciate the glitter and novelty of newly purchased smart mobile devices, are enthused by the variety and quality of available OTT content possibilities. Big players, including content service providers, content owners and copyright holders, being well aware of this, cont...

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Great to SUX

GreatToSUX

With deliberate reference to Jim Collins' "Good to Great". Simple User eXperience (SUX) is widely believed to be the next frontier in each and every application fields, including the emerging TV consumption revolution. And yet, this remains mainly used as the new buzzword in the industry marketing jargon, mostly confused...

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The Viaccess-Orca World Tour: One Month, Three Conferences

World Tour

November will be hectic at Viaccess-Orca, as we will be attending three different conferences on opposite sides of the world. We have come to call it the Viaccess-Orca World Tour. Our tour begins in London, where we are attending the OTTtv World Summit on Nov. 5-8. The Summit is the foremost global event focusing on ...

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The Road to IBC: Hybrid Whispers

Wood Veneer Vintage TV

If you simply google 'hybrid', you will end up with dozens of result pages on hybrid electric vehicles. You may then learn that hybrid vehicles existed before the Toyota Prius. The first patent for a hybrid electric engine along with the first hybrid vehicle prototypes actually date back to the beginning of the 20th centu...

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