This report, brought to you by Intertrust ExpressPlay in conjunction with SportsPro, delves into the escalating fight against streaming piracy for live sports.
Today’s eSports service providers are subject to piracy threats similar to those plaguing live-streamed sports. The time has come for wide-scale use of eSports content protection to combat revenue-draining pirate operations.
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Alex Timbs, Senior Business Development Director at Dell Technologies talks to James Bourne, Cybersecurity Auditor and Assessor at Groundwire Security.
The emergence of eSports as a mainstream live entertainment category opens service providers to the piracy threats already plaguing live-streamed sports, leaving the operators no choice but to fight back.
Content production is one of the most labor intensive exercises in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry. As a result, it takes up a lion’s share of the budget too. And that is not just because of the number of people involved but inefficiencies run across production planning, time and resource management, use of technology and content logistics (storage, transfer, review). Since the outcome is what we call the IP that is monetizable, security also becomes paramount as the threat of piracy never subsides.
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HD+ operates a satellite DTH platform in Germany to deliver HD/UHD content to 2M+ paying subscribers. Intertrust offers a cloud-based broadcast security solution, ExpressPlay XCA (based on Marlin DRM), which protects content that is broadcast directly to smart TVs (D2TV) without requiring set-top boxes/CAMs.
In the media and entertainment world, content is king and central to your business model – critical investments and revenue that must be secured. Content piracy is nothing new and the pervasive idea that “piracy is not a serious crime” still writes it off as nothing more than user misbehaviour. Commercial piracy today is a full-time job, stealing and reselling for profit, driving significant illegal business activities. The numbers speak for themselves: the value of pirate video services will exceed US$67 billion by 2023, according to Parks Associates.
The world, slowly but surely, is re-opening its tired eyes to what we called ‘normal’ before COVID-19 struck, shutting down everything and anything worldwide. Measures are being reworked and we’re able, in some locations, to return to normality by heading back to the office, going to the movies and resuming face to face contact.