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Verimatrix Counterspy Recognized with Top Honors in 2024 Globee Award for Disruptors

Verimatrix Counterspy receives gold at 2024 Globee Awards, celebrated for its cutting-edge anti-piracy and cybersecurity solutions for streaming.
Anti-piracy

How AI Is Transforming Novice Hackers Into Turbocharged Attackers

Get a sense check of how AI has made it easier for novice hackers to steal valuable content from operators and distributors.
15/05/2024
Anti-piracy

Streamkeeper Nominated for Prestigious 2024 StreamTV Award

This nomination places Verimatrix among the most respected names in the anti-piracy industry. Read our full press release for more information.
10/05/2024
A female boxer wearing a Verimatrix belt punching a pirate in the face.
Anti-piracy

The Two-Fisted Approach to Knocking Out Video Piracy

Learn how Verimatrix's solutions deliver a one-two punch against piracy.
08/04/2024

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Anti-piracy

Verimatrix Counterspy Recognized with Top Honors in 2024 Globee Award for Disruptors

Verimatrix Counterspy receives gold at 2024 Globee Awards, celebrated for its cutting-edge anti-piracy and cybersecurity solutions for streaming.
Anti-piracy

How AI Is Transforming Novice Hackers Into Turbocharged Attackers

Get a sense check of how AI has made it easier for novice hackers to steal valuable content from operators and distributors.
Anti-piracy

Streamkeeper Nominated for Prestigious 2024 StreamTV Award

This nomination places Verimatrix among the most respected names in the anti-piracy industry. Read our full press release for more information.
A female boxer wearing a Verimatrix belt punching a pirate in the face.
Anti-piracy

The Two-Fisted Approach to Knocking Out Video Piracy

Learn how Verimatrix’s solutions deliver a one-two punch against piracy.
A conversation with Maria Malinkowitsch, Director of Product Management, and Karl Schenk, SVP of Security and Threat Research, about Counterspy.
Commentary

The Counterspy Effect: Operational Efficiency and the End of Piracy Losses

Learn how Counterspy from Verimatrix is revolutionizing content security. Industry experts, Maria Malinkowitsch and Dr. Klaus Schenk, share their insights here.
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Content Security

Love, Speed, Live: 3 Customers’ Journeys to Secure Experiences

Learn how Verimatrix empowers TELUS, Little Cinema, and Swisscom to enhance digital security and drive user engagement.
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Content Distribution Content Security

Video Anti-Piracy: Mitigating Unauthorized Access and Token Sharing in OTT Streaming

Enhance OTT streaming security. Learn how DRM safeguards content, tackle token vulnerabilities, and deploy Verimatrix strategies for piracy prevention.
Sports & Events

Securing the Future of Digital Hollywood Premieres

Little Cinema Digital is pioneering how studios and creators debut highly-anticipated new content directly to fans worldwide.
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Content Distribution

Key Considerations for Building Secure Video Services

The digital landscape has revolutionized the way we consume media, particularly video content. With the rise of streaming platforms and on-demand services, the demand for high-quality, easily accessible video content has never been higher.
Esports

Guardians of the Game: Sponsoring a Haven for Esports Players in San Diego’s Unified Esports League

We talked to Matthew Iske, the founder and general manager of this non-profit organization to learn more about Unified ESL and understand the importance of supporting inclusive initiatives such as this one.
The image shows that DRM technology can prevent video content from being pirated.
Content Security

DRM Technology: The Tools to Protect Your Video Content Distribution

Protect your video content with DRM technology. Verimatrix provides an overview of techniques and practical advice for successful protection.
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Anti-piracy

Combating Online Piracy: Why Anti-Piracy Measures are Essential

In today’s digital age, protecting your intellectual property has never been more important. Anti-piracy measures need to be more thorough and vigilant to deal with the wide-ranging list of threats we covered in a previous article.
Mobile phone streaming video
Content Distribution

Understand Emerging Movie Studio Security Requirements to Protect Your OTT App

Learn how to achieve compliance with studios’ ever-increasing security requirements and distribute world-class content on any device.
This picture highlights to video providers that they need Digital Rights management (DRM) now.
Content Security

Why is Digital Rights Management (DRM) Important in Video Content Security?

The video industry has seen steady growth in recent years, fueled by the explosion of video content and the ubiquity of the Internet. Protecting this content and securing its delivery are more important than ever.
Content Security

The Red-Carpet Defender: Streamkeeper Is the Media Industry’s Armor of Choice

Discover why Verimatrix Streamkeeper, a comprehensive anti-piracy solution, won bronze in the Enterprise Product of the Year – Security Software category.
Content Security

NAB 2022 Recap: Technical Advancements & Content Security

Did you hear? Trade shows are back in business! Explore NAB 2022’s top trends, including remote production and DRM innovations, in this comprehensive recap.
Anti-piracy

Enhancing the DRM Arsenal: A Shield Against Piracy

Despite Digital Rights Management (DRM) protections, video piracy manages to significantly impact OTT video delivery. The business model of OTT/DRM video delivery means it has been built to maximize reach.
Esports

The State of Esports 2021: Esports Industry Experts Discuss Challenges and Opportunities

Covid, capital, cheating and convergence were top of mind for the attendees at a closed-door esports roundtable recently hosted by Omdia.
Uncategorized

Featuring Fearless Innovators in Verimatrix’s ‘Deliver Amazing’ Campaign

I was thrilled to take part in Money20/20 Europe this year, which was in person after a two-year hiatus. And it was great to walk the show floor and see the Verimatrix name on our booth! I found the event had a pleasant calmness, which seemed to encourage more free flowing conversations.
The dates for the Money 20/20 event in September 2022.
Uncategorized

Top Discussions on Security Trends at Money 20/20

I was thrilled to take part in Money20/20 Europe this year, which was in person after a two-year hiatus. And it was great to walk the show floor and see the Verimatrix name on our booth!
Anti-piracy

OTT Under Fire: Putting the Kibosh on Piracy

Video consumption has evolved from the familiar pay TV bundles of channels delivered by cable or satellite to today’s multi-sourced streaming content delivered digitally across many devices — thanks to advances in internet/cloud and mobile technologies. These advances, combined with the OTT revolution and COVID-19 disruption, have accelerated the pace of change and corresponding threats.
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Sports & Events

Game Changers: Mastering the Art of Flawless Live Sports Streaming

To stay in the game, live sports broadcasters need to optimize every step of the digital media supply chain. Workflows need to be streamlined to squeeze out any additional steps that slow a stream and pull viewers “behind live.”
Esports

Esports Unplugged: Verimatrix and Team 7AM’s Insider Talk

Driven largely by Gen Z players and an audience made up of 16-24 year olds, professionals in adjacent markets (including broadcasting, software development, and payment processors) would be wise to take a deep dive into the bourgeoning world of esports to gain a better understanding of their intertwined futures.
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Sports & Events

Securing the Goal: Strategies for Live Sports Streaming Protection

Piracy has become a major source of revenue loss, especially during the past year when in-person spectatorship was cancelled. The bright side? Powerful security techniques can prevent and deter piracy at all stages of the workflow.
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Anti-piracy

Verimatrix Unmasks BitTorrent Piracy in 2021

During the first half of March, Verimatrix used our own client to scrape BitTorrent’s mainline DHT protocol and gain first-hand, localized information about piracy on the world’s biggest distributed network. Here’s what we found.
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Anti-piracy

Preventing Password Sharing Leakage in the Golden Age of Streaming

Year over year, a significant amount of revenue is lost as the result of people using streaming services without paying for them. Since the practice is a widely accepted form of piracy amongst many consumers, streaming companies must be proactive in their approach to capture and keep the money that rightly belongs to them.
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Content Distribution

Launching a TV Service? Here’s Some Advice from Successful TV Operators

If you’re launching a TV service, you have a lot of choices to make. Which means you probably have a lot of questions. Fortunately, we’ve asked over 100 successful TV operators for their best advice when it comes to launching a new service. Here’s what a few of them had to say.
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Esports

Game or Sport? Navigating Through the Esports Identity Maze

Is it a sport? A novel video game experience? Is it a new mash-up of the gaming and sports worlds? The confusion around how to define esports has led to a few common misconceptions. Let us explain.
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Content Security

DRM & Watermarking: The Dynamic Duo of Content Security

Clearly, content distributors who wish to maintain their profitability need to improve their content security. But any content security approach is only as good as its weakest link.
Sports & Events

The Next Generation of Sports: How to Embrace the Digital Landscape

Sports broadcasters, leagues, and rights owners must invest in the future of digital while being respectful of existing ecosystems and monetizing the opportunities created by the digital landscape. Here’s how.
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Sports & Events

From Lag to Leap: Mastering Latency for Live Events

Verimatrix helps solve common content distribution challenges to keep video secure and ensure positive user experiences
Part V of the Battle for Viewers Blog Series
Anti-piracy

The Battle for Viewers: Competing against Piracy – Assessing Your Options

The advantages of working with a security specialist typically outweigh the risks and costs of managing security in-house. So what do you look for in a security partner?
Part 4 of a discussion about piracy
Anti-piracy

The Battle for Viewers: Competing against Piracy – User Authentication

Authentication is critical to video content security, and it’s about delivering a smooth user experience across devices and platforms. The best security is frictionless and invisible to the end user.
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Content Distribution

Streaming Success: Cracking the Code to 3 Common Content Distribution Challenges

Verimatrix helps solve common content distribution challenges to keep video secure and ensure positive user experiences
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Sports & Events

Cutting Off Piracy Profits: The Soccer Fan Dilemma in Latin America

Sports are a huge component of the global piracy puzzle, with Latin Americans closely following soccer leagues around the world – making the Premier League, La Liga, and other club-related sporting events an enormous piracy target.
Part 2 of a discussion about piracy
Anti-piracy

The Battle for Viewers: Competing against Piracy – Video App Hijacking

There are many things to consider and options to weigh when it comes to deciding on a security approach for your network. Read these insights to gain a competitive edge and seamlessly balance user experience with robust security.
Part 1 of a discussion about piracy
Anti-piracy

The Battle for Viewers: Competing against Piracy – Plugging Up Security Gaps

Everyday, legitimate streaming services are competing with pirated sites for viewers. In the streaming wars – where every viewer matters – streaming service providers with comprehensive security will most likely thrive.
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Pay TV

4 Key Transformations to Navigate Pay TV’s New Normal

As pay TV faces a new normal, it’s important to strategize to overcome the challenges ahead.
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Pay TV

The Android TV Evolution: Verimatrix’s Role in the Rise of Secure Entertainment

Verimatrix has a long and storied history with Android TV security. Take a look back to see how far we’ve come with protecting the Android TV ecosystem over the past decade.
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Content Security

Verimatrix Earns Top Spot as Momentum Leader in Omdia’s 2020 Video Content Security Scorecard

Omdia, the multi-billion-dollar global technology research powerhouse, recently named Verimatrix the unambiguous Momentum Leader in its Video Content Security Scorecard: 2020 Edition.
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Streaming

Greyhound’s Debut on Apple TV+ Hints that Hollywood is Turning to Streaming

Studios are doing things that probably weren’t even thinkable five years ago, let alone five months ago. Hollywood premiers are moving to streaming.
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Content Distribution

Churning it Around – How to Identify and Retain At-Risk Video Subscribers

One of the greatest benefits for subscribers for OTT services is the freedom to sign up and cancel at any time. From the streaming provider point of view, this model attracts new prospects, but does it really pay off in the long haul?
Video Piracy and the Pandemic Webinar
Anti-piracy

From Crisis to Learning: Video Piracy and the Pandemic

The key takeaways from Verimatrix’s webinar, “Video Piracy & the Pandemic”? Don’t let fear hold your business back and fight piracy with content.
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Content Distribution

How the Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 Could Accelerate the Transformation of the Traditional Movie-Making Business Model

Like other global industries, Hollywood has been unable to escape the disruptive reach of COVID-19. The industry is adapting to the decrease in move attendance and increase in streaming.
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Anti-piracy

Piracy in the Digital Age: Trends and Preventative Measures

The way pirated media content is created and consumed has changed. The same infrastructure and tools that revolutionized video distribution have also been exploited by pirates for illicit redistribution.

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