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September 23, 2016

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2016 is a year of disruptive transformation for TV Everywhere and multiscreen video. Consumers are clearly favoring alternatives to TV-by-appointment. Growth numbers for conventional TV are stabilizing even as online video numbers continue to surge forward. There is an ongoing scramble to roll out delightful user experiences and compelling content libraries across tens of device types, hundreds of platforms and thousands of configurations. This is no longer an experimental venture – scale, agility, and even backwards compatibility are now critical issues.

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September 19, 2016

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This is the third installment of Verimatrix Labs, a blog series written by our Security Team that focuses on how threat scenarios are trending, how they are driving new revenue security solutions, and ultimately how next-generation video service providers can create more durable business models through highly secure and frictionless services.

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September 13, 2016

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Research suggests that 70% of operators are miscalculating the risks and benefits of an in-house DRM solution, ultimately abandoning their investment in favor of an outsourced DRM solution.  Check out the five apsects of multi-DRM OTT services that will help you determine if buy is a better strategy than build.
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September 7, 2016

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As with any breakthrough tier of consumer experience, Ultra High Definition services are starting to shake up the pay-TV landscape. Hand-in-hand, operators and technology vendors are blazing the trail to make the true UHD experience a reality for subscribers, and pieces of the puzzle appear to be settling into place.

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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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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.