Category archives for: CA/DRM

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 [...]

Synacor authentication for GTA

Synacor, a provider of next-gen start-pages, home-screens, TV Everywhere solutions and cloud-based Identity Management (IDM) services, has been selected by GTA, a Guam telecommunications company, to provide authentication for TV Everywhere services for pay-TV subscribers. Continuing Synacor’s expansion beyond the 50 states, this agreement will allow GTA subscribers access to TV Everywhere content for the first time. GTA’s digital television [...]

TW’s Bewkes: ‘Consumers love UltraViolet’


Jeff Bewkes, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner, has revealed that there are now 15 million account holders for digital content ownership ecosystem UltraViolet, a 65 per cent increase from the end of 2012, but admitted that awareness needed to improve. Bewkes made the comments on an earnings call to discuss the company’s Q3 2013 results. Bewkes said that in [...]

Kudelski, Cisco patent agreement ends litigation

Digital security specialist The Kudelski Group has announced a multi-year patent cross-licence agreement with Cisco Systems under which the companies will license their respective patent portfolios to each other with certain restrictions. “As it has done throughout its 60-plus year history, the Kudelski Group continues to invest heavily in innovation and the development of intellectual property,” said Joe Chernesky, Senior [...]

BluFocus tasked with UltraViolet compliance

Entertainment industry testing and certification specialist BluFocus has entered into an agreement with Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) to act as the administrator for the UltraViolet Compliance Verification Program (CVP). DECE is responsible for the design, development and operation of UltraViolet, the digital content ecosystem that allows consumers access to their home entertainment collections. The goal of the CVP is [...]

ATSC invites watermarking proposals

US broadcast TV standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has announced a Call for Proposals regarding audio and/or video watermarking technologies for Automatic Content Recognition to help enable interactive applications and other features of the ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV standard. With ATSC 3.0, interactive applications and other features enhancing audio and video can be made be available by [...]

Global DRM market to grow 25% 2013-2017

The global DRM market has been witnessing significant growth from the past few years. Among all, European region is exhibiting huge growth on the account of growing e-book readers in the region. Also, with government support and well established digital right association, European DRM market is anticipated to grow tremendously in near future. Overall, the global DRM market is projected [...]

NeuMovie boost for UltraViolet


NeuMovie, a digital platform that allows consumers to watch, rent, and purchase movies, has selected end-to-end content monetisation and management platform CSG Content Direct as the exclusive NeuMovie go-to-market solution for all digital content ecosystem UltraViolet-based solutions. CSG Content Direct will form the backbone of the NeuMovie online storefront by supporting direct-to-consumer digital content and commerce across multiple devices. “Content [...]

UltraViolet approval for DivX downloads

Rovi Corporation has confirmed that its DivX digital rights management (DRM) has achieved another important milestone in its goal of enabling UltraViolet (UV) retailers to deliver a consistently high quality entertainment experience. DivX DRM, previously approved for streaming use within the UltraViolet digital rights ecosystem, has now received conditional approval for digital downloads, as well as ‘side-loading’ or the ability [...]

18 month sentence for German card sharer


A district court in Lower Saxony, Germany has jailed a 51-year-old man who was charging third parties to provide them with pay-TV programming illegally obtained from pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland. Services were provided to the third parties via card sharing. The defendant was sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment without parole for commercial computer fraud carried out in partnership with others. [...]

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