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August 23, 2016

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The breadth and depth of Internet-delivered video service offerings seems to grow every day. This proliferation may seem positive for consumers, but the growth is starting to expose the creation of fault lines that add complexity for both services operators and their intended customer base.

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August 16, 2016

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As Steve Oetegenn explained in a previous Pay TV Views post, watermarking plays a pivotal role in protecting many types of premium content from threats of piracy, but it may be somewhat limited in its potential if not integrated with other security components designed to detect the source of illegally redistributed content.

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July 22, 2016

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Ever since MovieLabs advanced the use of forensic watermarking as a part of the protection regime for UHD content services in 2014, it has been clear to industry watchers and analysts that the idea would over time gain universal support across the industry. A significant validation of this support comes with the announcement that Civolution of the Netherlands has sold its forensic-watermarking business, NexGuard Labs, to Switzerland-based Kudelski Group.

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July 17, 2016

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Verimatrix University

Earlier this year we certified our 500th Verimatrix Certified Engineer! This is a major milestone for a product training program that was only launched three years ago in response to customer and partner requests to be better trained on how to use the Verimatrix VCAS platform. We were able to catch up with our Technical Trainer Fredy between training sessions … and flights!

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June 27, 2016

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Given our focus on the pay TV and broadband services marketplace, we wondered about the level of concern among operators about security – of their data and content. To gauge the anxiety level, Parks Associates interviewed operators in the U.S. and Europe to understand their philosophy and approach regarding security. While the results were published in a recent whitepaper, our team came away from the project with several key impressions. 

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May 4, 2016

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The security certification program for UHD capable chipsets we unveiled at NAB 2016 is a significant development for Ultra HD because it enables production of set top boxes and client devices trusted to deliver premium content to consumers at the highest quality possible. The program entitled, “Ultra Security certification,” enables components including set-top boxes in UHD ecosystems to meet the strongest security requirements specified by premium rights holders.

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April 15, 2016

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This is the second in a series of blogs dedicated to helping our customers become as profitable and productive as possible. Unlike customer support, which is dedicated to helping you resolve issues you may encounter using our solutions, customer success is focused on proactive ideas to help you maximize the value you receive from our solutions and ensure successful adoption of Verimatrix products and services.

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April 11, 2016

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OTT is redefining entertainment, and OTT profitability is on many executive minds as we lead up to NAB this year. There are many trends and buzzwords in play – cloud, personalization, content monetization, software-defined workflows, UltraHD… and the quest to become the next Netflix or MLBAM.

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April 6, 2016

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This is the first in a series of blogs dedicated to helping our customers become as profitable and productive as possible. Unlike customer support, which is dedicated to helping you resolve issues you may encounter using our solutions, customer success is focused on proactive ideas to help you maximize the value you receive from our solutions and ensure successful adoption of Verimatrix products and services.

 

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March 18, 2016

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Two significant hurdles need to be overcome before HD quality premium video becomes widely available for mobile users: quality of service (QoS) and security, which turn out to be more closely related than might seem at first sight. This connection between QoS and security is embodied in Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery (PCD) solutions, which were unveiled at MWC.