Category archives for: CA/DRM

CryptoGuard wins in Africa

CryptoGuard, the CAS operator, announced a partnership with Satcon for two networks in Africa. Satcon has decided to use CryptoGuard’s Conditional Access platform, and also CryptoGuard’s Subscriber Manager System to help them monetise its operation in a more efficient way. The two networks are in Congo and Gabon. “We have chosen CryptoGuard CAS and SMS in comparison with the majority […]

Verimatrix multi-screen with Bouygues Telecom

Verimatrix announced that it has extended its relationship with Bouygues Telecom, a French mobile phone, Internet service provider and IPTV company. A longtime Verimatrix customer, Bouygues Telecom has now added the Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Broadcast-Hybrid to its security arsenal. The solution was deployed to protect Bouygues Telecom’s next-generation, Android TV box client devices, which offer a new […]

200,000 Portuguese pirate homes

At least 200,000 households in Portugal are equipped with pirate equipment for pay-TV reception, according to the Portuguese Federation of Video Editors (FEVIP), which represents the interests of its members in the coordination of the national programme against audiovisual piracy. The estimated damage to pay-TV operators from card-sharing amounts to between €600,000 and €1 million a month. Pay-TV pirates risk […]


NAGRA that DISH Network will be the first customer to deploy NAGRA anyCAST COMMAND, NAGRA’s new security technology that defeats popular forms of piracy such as control word sharing and paves the way for ultra-secure 4K services. The new technology is being developed in close cooperation with EchoStar Technologies a wholly-owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, which will be the first […]

Irdeto boosts Premier League anti-piracy efforts


Multiscreen, media protection and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto has confirmed it is working with the Barclays Premier League, the most watched football league in the world, to support the league’s continued efforts to tackle the illegal redistribution of set-top boxes capable of receiving illegal content streamed over the Internet (IPTV STBs). According to Irdeto, it will provide the Premier […]

Alcatel-Lucent ‘virtual private copy architecture’

Alcatel-Lucent is developing a new technology architecture that will enable pay-TV providers to offer the ability to store favourite TV programmes in the cloud cost effectively while maintaining compliance with content rights legislation. In many countries today, copyright laws concerning television follow a ‘private copy’ model. This means each consumer must have their own copy of a TV programme they […]

Disc-2-Digital UV service from EzyFlix

Australian OTT movie retailer Access Digital Entertainment’s EzyFlix video on demand and UltraViolet service has become the first retailer outside the US to offer Disc-2-Digital linked to UltraViolet, following in the footsteps of US retail giants Walmart and Best Buy. Unlike the first-generation Disc-2-Digital services in the US, Australians don’t physically have to take their DVD and Blu-ray discs into […]

VCAS Ultra from Verimatrix

Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, has unveiled the profile of VCAS Ultra, its next-generation Video Content Authority System (VCAS) architecture. Capitalising on the clear trend towards IP- and software-based technologies as the foundation of future of pay-TV service delivery, VCAS Ultra is designed to offer operators a comprehensive […]

Vualto builds secure video delivery solution for the UK’s first fully digital film distribution service for public exhibition

Vualto, global specialists in innovative content delivery and management, today announced that it has provided a secure end-to-end video delivery solution based on Adobe Access digital rights management (DRM) for Cinegi, a new service which enables non-cinema venues, event promoters and independent cinemas to host public screenings of a wide variety of filmed media. Cinegi is the new fully digital […]

Singer: ‘Majority streaming UltraViolet’

Although originally conceived as a download model, Mitch Singer, president of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), the industry consortium behind digital content ecosystem UltraViolet has admitted that the majority of consumers are using its capabilities to stream their content. Participating in a Digital Hollywood-organised Live Webcast on ‘Internet TV – The Disruption – Cord Cutting – Skinny TV – […]

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