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December 5, 2016

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OTT delivery of premium video is growing, and the use of full-fledged DRM to secure this content is growing as well. Video service operators are realizing, as the scale and complexity of this delivery grows, that it’s more prudent to focus on their core competencies and outsource the technological aspects.

Online video platform (OVP) vendors are quickly stepping in to serve this need. However, as they do so, they find themselves with the same build vs. buy quandary for multi-DRM that has also dogged video service operators to-date.

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November 29, 2016

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In a recent webinar, Turning Big Data into Big Dollars, which is part of a series on analytics, we discussed how big data analytics can be harnessed with two of our key partners, ThinkAnalytics with its leading recommendation engine and Genius Digital, a specialist in deriving actions from return path data and other third party data sources. During the webinar, examples were given of major benefits gained by combining our respective platforms, including churn reduction, increased viewer engagement, upselling and targeted advertising.

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November 10, 2016

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Security is not a feature but rather a process. Security consists of many components and layers. These include robustness attributes of chipsets, device identity and certificates, secure protocols, etc. But one fundamental component is often neglected: secure download of trusted applications and the ability to upgrade them quickly and on demand.

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October 28, 2016

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After trying to do it themselves, nearly 70% of operators end up outsourcing their DRM solution. To help explain why, Verimatrix and experts from Frost & Sullivan and Divitel recently conducted a webinar focused on the true cost of DRM. Attended by hundreds of industry professionals, the webinar delved into what misconceptions have influenced operators’ decision making, and the best practices you can adopt to avoid making these same mistakes.

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October 11, 2016

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When I presented at the TEE Conference two years ago, I was optimistic over the prospect of harnessing the TEE to protect UHD content in particular, speculating on the challenges and how they would be met. I am gratified to note that our fundamental object of evangelizing the TEE has been achieved, since it has become the defacto standard for the software component of overall video security.

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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.