Verimatrix-Sponsored Paper Highlights Key Trends in Approach and Costs to Video Security as Threats to Revenue Streams Evolve
Farncombe, a leading specialist provider of Digital TV technology consultancy, has developed a white paper that takes an in-depth look at the trends in technology and cost models that are driving operator requirements for video security in a rapidly evolving marketplace. Highlights of the findings include:
- The technology of cardless security, when implemented correctly, can rival the performance of traditional smartcard-based solutions.
- The total cost of ownership (TCO) for cardless security solutions can, in many cases, provide a distinct advantage for broadcast operators.
- Rapid advances in both the technology of set-top box System on Chip (SoC) devices and the techniques to secure the software that runs on the SoCs are creating highly credible options for broadcast deployments.
The white paper incorporates complementary results from Farncombe’s Security and Piracy Survey conducted in Q3 2012, which found that the pay-TV industry’s main piracy concern over the next five years is shifting from control word sharing, which is viewed as the largest threat today, to actual redistribution of content over the Internet.
For one-way broadcast operators that are looking to upgrade their networks in order to offer multi-screen services, this paper is a must-read.