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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.

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December 12, 2014

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News of a major pirate site seizure and takedown greeted attendees of the Content Protection Summit 2014, auspiciously kicking off a day of discussion focused on security and content protection. The importance of data security from production to was at the core of the day’s discussions as experts used this year’s tumultuous security landscape as a teaching platform to identify common vulnerabilities and areas for improvement.

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September 12, 2014

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Earlier this week, we unveiled the profile of VCAS Ultra™, our next-generation Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) architecture.

This is certainly very exciting news for us as a company – it represents the culmination of much hard work and relentless innovation. But we also think it represents a significant development for the pay-TV industry on the whole.

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December 9, 2011

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In June, I wrote about the early release window (ERW) experiment, and the great debate surrounding the viability of premium Video on Demand (VoD) content.  With the end of 2011 drawing near, now is good a time to review the year’s development on that topic.

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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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June 23, 2011

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Earlier this month, we announced the availability of our new StreamMark server-side watermarking solution, which we demonstrated at CableNET 2011. We are very excited about the launch and believe that StreamMark has tremendous potential to help shape the market for premium video on demand (VoD) content.

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June 3, 2011

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We are very proud to report that we have maintained our global number one position in MRG’s latest IPTV Market Leader Report. MRG also reports an increased market share for Verimatrix of six points to 31% when compared to the Fall report. Since 2006, we have held that spot as the leading software-based content security for global IPTV deployments, which is a noteworthy feat since so much has changed in the IPTV landscape since that time. In the current wave of market consolidation, Verimatrix is now the only the independent player in the software CA/DRM market.

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June 22, 2010

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The FCC has recently granted a waiver filed by the MPAA to allow selectable output control for set-top box (STB) devices in the USA. The requirements for selectable output control are for a limited time and under certain conditions, but still a significant development in the evolving world of movie distribution windows.

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December 10, 2009

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Mark Holmes of ViaSatellite recently tackled the latest issues around content piracy and theft of service in Asia. While analog cable systems are the biggest target for piracy, satellite pay-TV operators are certainly feeling the impact of service theft. Quoting the deputy CEO of CASBAA, “The nature of the satellite business is that it doesn’t respect national boarders, so one broken satellite system in one market can impact markets around it.”

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