As described in Part 1 of this two-part series, DVB operators are pursuing hybrid broadcast-OTT strategies by exploiting the smart TV as the increasingly dominant viewing platform. This paper focuses on broadcasters’ need for content protection that will secure both DVB and OTT services, but free of outmoded approaches with conditional access systems (CAS) and set-top-boxes (STBs). The advanced processing capabilities of modern smart TV chips make it possible to eliminate the costs and inconveniences of CAS and STBs. Discover how Intertrust technology converges broadcast-OTT content protection and delivers the lowest TCO of any competing option. Our studio-trusted UHD and premium content security solution protects both broadcast and OTT services.
Why are device identities essential for pay-TV and streaming services? How can media and entertainment devices guarantee that they are secure, trusted, and comply with pay-TV service requirements? A well-developed, secure device provisioning infrastructure can solve these issues and more. Modern PKI has evolved and expanded beyond simple digital certificates. In this white paper, you’ll learn about:
- Different types of cryptographic keys and certificates used in media players
- Media player device identity components and life cycle
- How the device provisioning supply chain works
- The advantages of a managed PKI service like Intertrust Seacert to create secure device identities
In today’s OTT video streaming universe, the number of service contenders has risen dramatically with the latest entrants like Disney+ and NBC Universal’s Peacock service. With so much choice, competition for eyeballs is higher than ever. These days viewers of course expect access to content anytime and on any device, with limited patience for operators that do not meet such expectations. This makes it challenging for operators to effectively monetize their services while also protecting the content against piracy in various forms.
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting pressure on society in innumerable ways, ranging from first responders, to hospital facilities and government agencies, to families and individuals “sheltering in place.” Streaming service providers have experienced a surge in new customer sign-ups combined with extended viewing throughout daytime and evenings. Netflix added 15.8 million subscribers, more than double the 7.2 million that were expected, during Q1 2020. As state policies were put in place, research conducted by Fastly revealed a substantial increase in traffic load in several industry verticals including, digital publishing, social media, GIFs, gaming, education, and streaming. For streaming services specifically, between February and March there was an observed increase of 29.6% in average requests per second.
We spoke to Johannes Jauch, co-founder and CTO of Axinom, about the company’s success in helping media companies transform their content supply chains to meet the fast-changing demands of today’s consumer-driven media industry.
IABM Media Tech Trends Report - AI - October 2019
Article by By Larry Johnson (Global Director, Media & Entertainment - Oracle) I’m a movie junkie. I went to UCLA film school, did graduate work in media studies, and early on worked as a development executive at 21stCentury Fox. Most weekends I see three or four movies in theaters. Now I work in technology, and I’m witnessing firsthand its transformative effect on the media and entertainment industry. Technology is enabling the democratization of content—access any time, anywhere, on any device—and the impact on media and entertainment company business models and consumer interactions is deep and far-reaching. Recently I spoke with media and entertainment expert Jukka Paajanen, a cloud solution hub senior director at Oracle, about the opportunities and challenges emerging technology presents to the industry. Here are excerpts from our conversation:
Tracie Mitchell (Media Technology Consultant, Blue Lucy)explores how using a rights management system which stores key metadata in the blockchain will provide the ability to track the rights and usage of any asset from origination to consumption.