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Securing Multi-Screen Content Services

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With the steady increase in global demand for multi-screen content services, serious concerns have been raised about their vulnerability to security threats. In a recent Rapid TV article for MWC 2014, David Leporini, Viaccess-Orca’s EVP of Marketing, Products and Security, explores security threats on mobile platforms a...

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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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Secure Player Bolsters VO’s Protection Capability

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  Some big news on the content protection front. With our acquisition of the Secure Player business from Discretix, we’ve significantly strengthened our ability to cater for customers’ ever-growing appetite for second-screen services. Brett Sappington, Director of Research at Parks Associates, in his recent T...

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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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Data is King: Towards a New Security Paradigm

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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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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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Hot TV Industry News of the Week

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The hottest industry news this week was about Smart TVs and Connected TVs.  It all started with “Breaking Bad” hitting 5.9 million views with its season opener – very unexpected for a program that is 5-years old. The reason? Netflix. Netflix helps turn shows with mediocre initial ratings into blockbusters by offering view...

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Game of Thrones and Piracy: Are Viewers Doing a Red Wedding to Cable Companies?

Game of Thrones and Piracy: Are Viewers Doing a Red Wedding to Cable Companies?

A great story, amazing effects, nudity and dragons seems to be the winning combination these days, as shown by the latest statistics about piracy of the “Game of Thrones” program. The show, based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy books, has been illegally downloaded 5.2 million times, not far from its official viewership...

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Hot Industry News of the Week

Hot News about content service providers industry, on OTT, IPTV, TV Everywhere

The excitement continues for Europe, as Netflix announced that it will launch in the Netherlands at the end of 2013. Additionally BBC Worldwide and BBC World News have announced new channel distribution deals with Orange in Romania. Read about the news below and share your thoughts with us by leaving us a comment her...

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Orange Romania Launches DTH TV Service “Orange TV” and Selects Viaccess-Orca’s Security Solution

Another Round of Success: Orange France Selects Viaccess-Orca to Power its New Multiscreen Connected TV Platform

Within the Orange Group, we accomplished quite a bit during 2012:  our IPTV/OTT service delivery platform and content discovery platform were selected to power Orange France “La nouvelle TV d’Orange” service, while Orange Polska launched Orange TV with the same chosen solutions. We are now pleased to announce that Or...

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