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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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  The attention-grabbing headline this week is Apple and Comcast’s reported discussions about a new streaming-television service. Meanwhile, concerns over piracy have prompted TV industry players in the Mena region to set up a coalition tasked with combating the problem. And a new study forecasts a significant r...

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VO Secures Mobistar’s Move into Cable TV

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  Prime Sentinel helped to make a bit of Belgian TV history earlier this month. Our smart-card based content protection solution is set to play a key role in Mobistar’s expansion into cable television. Mobistar’s new venture came about as a result of new regulation in Belgium which permits alternative operato...

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CEO Insight: Is Netflix Pointing the Way for the Industry?

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  Barely a day goes by without a new story about Netflix, just see any of our recent Hot Industry News of the Week posts. The Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) operator is arguably the biggest thing in the business right now, so it was a pleasure to be asked to give my opinion on Netflix’s strategic vision to ...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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The hottest TV industry news this week was taken over by broadcasters in distress who are taking action. A group of top broadcasters decided enough is enough with Aereo violating copyright, and are taking their case to the US Supreme Court. Where does Aereo stand on this? They’re actually quite indifferent. Broadcasters i...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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The hottest TV industry news this week was all about collected piracy facts and factoids. Once again, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad were the most pirated shows of the year. It’s not just the P2P content uploaders and downloaders who were looking into those and other popular shows - so were the execs at Netflix! Apparen...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Content Service Providers

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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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CEO Insight: Are We in the Business of Fear?

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A Commentary Piece on the Business Strategies of CAS/DRM Companies  I was quite intrigued by the article written by Jon Evans, “The Business of Fear,” which focuses on the NSA and raises some thought-provoking questions about security activities in various fields. (http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/03/the-business-of-fear/...

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IBC 2013 Recap: Innovations and Sensations

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IBC 2013 was worth the wait! The halls were bursting with excitement as leaders from the broadcasting industry were demonstrating the latest innovations they cooked up. In between the ‘ooh’s and aah's,’ we kept our eyes wide open to spot which of the predictions of IBC trends came true, while highlighting VO’s innovations...

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An OTT Security Wake-Up Call

An OTT Security Wake-Up Call

Sometimes we need a wake up call to make changes. All content owners and operators need to focus hard on OTT security in order to fully unleash their content’s potential. Different departments within each organization, including operations, legal, marketing and distribution, must deal with security and piracy issues in ...

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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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Pay TV piracy was all over the news this week, and on a worldwide scale! Where should we begin? As an initial step towards enforcing the new Anti-Piracy Law, eleven of Russia’s top online movie service providers banded together to fight piracy through a nonprofit organization. Do you think this is a battle worth fighti...

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