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January 12, 2012

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ll Rosenblatt, founder of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies, provides his perspective on the new white paper we recently launched together, “Content Security Requirements for Multi-Screen Video Services.” On his Copyright and Technology blog, he describes the objective of this paper as an effort “to gather actual security requirements from major content owners and describe them in a single document.

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December 13, 2011

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As a content and revenue security specialist for digital TV, and as our customers plan for and roll out multi-network and multi-screen video services, we are being constantly asked about the protection requirements that will apply to specific types of content and different device types. With the number of devices hitting the market and the rapid evolution of licensing policies in response to technological developments, the answers to these types of questions can be a moving target.

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September 29, 2011

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Why am I sitting at the Schiphol airport cafe again? You guessed it – I lived through another successful IBC. No this time I'm not indulging on the famous Dutch poffertjes, but I did buy some old Dutch cheese. Yes Gouda, which my wife loves. Did you know thatGoudais a beautiful medieval Dutch city with traditional cheese making? If not, go and visit next time.

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September 16, 2011

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teve Christian was recently featured on the increasingly popular Pay OTT TV Blog from Tvinici, which was highlighted at IBC 2011.  Content security is one of the most complex issues associated with OTT TV. We have asked Steve Christian, VP Marketing at Verimatrix, to give us the DRM / Conditional Access perspective of OTT TV (Verimatrix provides software-based security solutions for service providers).

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June 30, 2011

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he early release window, which offers Hollywood content for home consumption while it is still showing at theaters, has been debated for many years.  (In fact, I wrote about an enabling FCC ruling last year.) But right now its success is being debated more than ever before. The targeted price point of a premium video-on-demand (VOD) movie – $30–is the center of the debate.

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December 17, 2010

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iTunes offers a handful of apps that allow subscribers to watch live TV on their iPhone or iPad. But just browsing through the selections, and more importantly the reviews, it seems live streaming TV to a mobile device has not yet been perfected! Most apps are aimed at niche audiences, require additional hardware to view the video or simply provide an inferior playback experience due to unreliable bandwidth to properly stream the video. I’d argue the biggest impediment to perfecting these apps is content. The biggest impediment to gaining the rights to content is content security.

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November 1, 2010

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As we see the marketplace for video services evolve, we are coming to believe that a more complete understanding of patterns of content consumption and interaction has the potential to reshape digital TV delivery. From the perspective of today’s environment, I don’t think anyone would argue that detailed subscriber behavior and usage data could be instrumental in enabling more focused and engaging content across multiple platforms.

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September 11, 2010

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The standardization and deployment of HTTP-based adaptive rate streaming is likely to alter the current digital TV framework of managed network vs. Internet delivery.  We feel the open approach of Apple’s version of HTTP streaming and the popularity of the iPhone and iPad along with its growing list of video-based apps, has become a major force of market adoption. Please visit Videonet's Official IBC Blog to read more. And stop by our IBC booth - 4.B84!

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September 8, 2010

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The majority of our conversations with digital TV operators these days are focused on, ‘what’s next?’ I mentioned this earlier this year and the main themes still exist. Operators are evaluating the best, and most-cost effective ways to enhance their network that will improve their competitive profile, capture additional revenue or simply better serve current subscribers.

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August 13, 2010

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DECE recently launched the consumer brand Ultraviolet as the next step in its mission to eliminate digital media distribution silos - and make rights management for media transparent to consumers, with freedom to use and transfer purchases across devices. There are many industry pundits that are skeptical of this initiative – for all the reasons people are skeptical of any industry consortium.

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