July 7, 2015
The arrival of UHD video services will intensify the arms race with content pirates, with many pirates working diligently to capture premium video and redistribute over the Internet. It coincides with the proliferation of high quality OTT video services, highlighting how broadband is now capable of sustaining the bit rates needed for UHD.
This is why MovieLabs came out in September 2013 with a specific mandate for protecting its members’ content over UHD services. These specifications were also updated in 2015.
July 1, 2015
Danish pay TV operator Stofa has made the transition from a traditional cable operator to one offering state-of-the-art OTT services to multiple devices using a single security solution from Verimatrix. By deploying the Verimatrix VCAS™ for Internet TV solution, Stofa has been able to gain maximum flexibility to respond to market demand and competitive conditions without compromising revenue security.
June 30, 2015
Energy utilities are early movers in the home Internet of Things (IoT) market - especially in the European market place - with British Gas in the UK among the innovation leaders through its Hive Smart Thermostat launched in September 2013. Hive comes in three parts, a control unit to modulate the boiler, a wireless thermostat and a hub connecting to the existing broadband Wi-Fi enabled router. However, this is really just the tip of the iceberg, since the stated intention is to expand from this base to many other IoT applications in the home – including security monitoring and intelligent domestic appliances.
June 1, 2015
The benefits of cloud technologies are now clearly demonstrated across a range of industry sectors, most recently in broadcasting and pay TV. Without a doubt companies are yielding infrastructure cost savings and ubiquitous access to content, as well as accelerating deployment of new services. But it has also become apparent that the cloud is not optimal for a range of emerging applications around the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the home, because it is not fast enough.
May 22, 2015
The bloom is most definitely off the rose for Ultra HD (UHD) video. That much became abundantly clear during the Multi-network Solutions in the Real World Form hosted by Verimatrix and co-sponsored by Elemental Technologies at NAB last month. In a lively panel discussion that I moderated, the five speakers distilled, delved into and debated the key issues surrounding the development and deployment of UHD technology by video service and content providers.
May 5, 2015
As the march to multiscreen gathers pace, the whole pay TV industry faces a great challenge in bringing premium content securely to connected devices such that rights holders are satisfied their assets are as safe as possible.
April 21, 2015
For pay-TV operators the challenge lies not so much in the overall volume but the associated increase in the number of different DRMs they have to address.
April 9, 2015
I'm pretty pumped about moderating this panel because it will be one of the first to delve into the major challenges of delivering 4K. And we have the right people to discuss how they are planning for other industry developments like software-defined video, impact of device connectivity and the Internet of Things, making sense of data analytics and immersive business models.
March 23, 2015
About four years ago, Uruguayan cable company TCC took the unprecedented step of shifting its focus from being a network operator to pioneering service innovation in content distribution. The change in strategy, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents, is explained by Javier Ruete, CEO of TCC, in a new video case study.
January 14, 2015
Phases III & IV of the cable digitalisation program in India pose the greatest logistical and economic challenges of all because they embrace about 60% of the population and a huge number of small operator domains. It includes a large “free” grey market mostly served by spurs off legitimate cables that have been spliced, extending in chaotic fashion to dwellings of many different types. Fortunately, cardless security has matured in time to meet the region's objectives simulataneously.