Category archives for: CA/DRM

UltraViolet boost for NAGRA DRM

NAGRA’s DRM technology, NAGRA MediaAccess Persistent Rights Management (PRM), has been approved by the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) to protect the streaming of premium SD and HD content to open devices for its UltraViolet streaming service. The approval expands DECE’s endorsement of the provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions DRM technology previously approved for streaming to closed [...]

thePlatform partners with Adobe

White-label video publishing company thePlatform has announced at NAB a new strategic relationship with Adobe to serve broadcasters, programmers, pay-TV operators, and other major media companies. Specifically, the two companies have integrated Adobe Primetime and thePlatform’s mpx video management system as part of an end-to-end IP-video solution that the companies will sell jointly to customers. Adobe and thePlatform have a [...]

Akamai Cloud Workflow passes MPAA security assessment

Cloud services content specialist Akamai has confirmed that its cloud-based digital media workflow has passed the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) security assessment. As one of the first to undergo an MPAA security assessment, Akamai’s cloud workflow has the integrated digital rights management (DRM) element that is critical for premium content protection. The new capability is designed to enable [...]

AAPA: Cross-border anti-piracy enforcement needed

Officials from AAPA, the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance, have stressed the need for swift and effective cross-border enforcement action to overcome the challenges of card sharing and illegal streaming. The comments came at a seminar on IP Sport Crime organised by OHIM (Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market) and Europol. AAPA members Christine Maury-Panis from Viaccess-Orca and Andreas Rudloff from [...]

MUSO unveils anti-piracy innovations

Following the launch of its content protection platform for TV rights holders at MIPCOM in October 2013, anti-piracy solutions specialist MUSO is taking the opportunity at MIPTV to unveil a series of innovations to enable rights holders of both film and TV content to protect their content even more effectively against the threat of online piracy MUSO’s new technology enables [...]

Kudelski buys Conax for €164m

The Kudelski Group has moved to consolidate the content protection and revenue assurance sector by agreeing to acquire Conax from Telenor Broadcast. “We are very pleased to welcome the Conax team to the Kudelski Group,” said André Kudelski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kudelski Group. “Their geographic footprint and solution portfolio are complementary to Nagra. With this acquisition, [...]

Get selects Concurrent for online video streaming

Concurrent, a global player in multi-screen video delivery and media data intelligence solutions, has announced Get, Norway’s leading digital television and broadband Internet provider, has selected Concurrent’s MediaHawk VX unified content delivery solution to power their “Get TV” online video streaming service.  Get will use Concurrent’s latest IP video technology to offer live TV, time-shifted TV, and video-on-demand services to [...]

Viaccess-Orca to acquire Discretix SecurePlayer

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a specialist in the protection and enhancement of content services, is to acquire the SecurePlayer business from Discretix Technologies, a provider of embedded security and content protection solutions. The deal is expected to close in early Q2 2014. SecurePlayer is a multi-platform media player, available for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, that incorporates DRM for premium VoD [...]

52% of broadband users store content digitally

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According to research from nScreenMedia, 96 per cent of US broadband users have one of the four main types of digital media: photos, music, movies and home videos. 52 per cent have at least some of all four types in digital media. “Digital cameras have now been in market for 20 years, so it is to be expected that the [...]

Mobistar selects Viaccess-Orca CAS

Belgian telco Mobistar has selected a content protection solution from Viaccess-Orca to support its cable TV service. Using Viaccess-Orca’s Prime Sentinel smart card-based conditional access system (CAS), Mobistar can securely deliver premium live television content to subscribers’ set-top boxes. Mobistar’s new cable TV service is expected to be launched around the fourth quarter of 2014, following new cable regulation in [...]

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