Advanced Television


DAZN expands piracy capabilities with Irdeto forensic watermarking

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform cybersecurity, has announced that DAZN, the sports entertainment streaming platform, relies on TraceMark to enhance its fight against piracy. Irdeto supports DAZN with end-to-end security solutions including Irdeto Control (multi-DRM) and other Anti-Piracy and Cyber security solutions, while delivering higher levels of security and ease of management which enable […]

September 14, 2023

Euromedia September/October 2023

Euromedia September/October 2023 What is the state of the pirate nation? How has the vulnerability of media services evolved in recent times, and what are the content security industry’s strategies for adapting protections? Colin Mann spoke to a range of industry experts. Read the article and the rest of the issue here.

September 13, 2023

Synamedia shapes new password sharing/counter-piracy strategy

Synamedia has announced that it is focusing its anti-piracy initiatives on its ContentArmor forensic watermarking and its intelligence and consultancy services. As Hollywood studios increasingly mandate watermarking, this strategic approach has already resulted in a raft of new streaming-first customers. At IBC, Synamedia is also shining a spotlight on its market-leading CSFEye solution which provides […]

September 11, 2023

AVIA: Indonesia TV market set for growth

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 200 delegates at its recent Indonesia in View conference that took place in Jakarta on August 31st.  The conference opened with industry speakers from across the TV and streaming space sharing their views on the state of TV and video in Indonesia, where total video industry revenues […]

September 4, 2023

Spain: Crackdown on football piracy

At least 78 websites, mainly IPTV and streaming-related services including Torrent sites, will be blocked in Spain following the country’s courts giving the green light to the list of illicit services provided by Telefónica and LaLiga. After receiving notice, Internet service providers are obliged to block those services within three hours – and for a […]

August 21, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Sky court order ‘ISPs must block pirate streams’

Sky has obtained a UK High Court order that will make ISPs responsible for blocking piracy services illegally streaming sports and entertainment it owns rights to. The blocking order, granted last week, will require UK online platforms to stop people from illegally accessing streams across a range of linear channels — where viewers must tune […]

July 31, 2023

Italy approves changes to anti-piracy regulations

Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) has approved changes to the Regulation on online copyright concerning the fight against illegal access to live sports content. The amended anti-piracy regulations provide the Italian regulator with the power to issue “dynamic injunctions,” on the basis of the provisions of the Recommendation of the European Commission on the fight against […]

July 31, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Telefonica accelerates fight against piracy with Nagra

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that Telefonica has selected its Anti-Piracy services. Looking to expand their existing anti-piracy operations in LatAm, Fraud Prevention team at Telefonica sought access to a combination of advanced technologies and extensive case file history so they could extend their […]

July 18, 2023

LaLiga Tech protects Wimbledon from piracy

With Carlos Alcaraz ending the reign of  Novak Djokovic as Wimbledon Men’s Singles Champion, organisers of the tournament strengthened their ability quickly to remove illegal broadcasts through a global agreement with LaLiga Tech, the joint venture between technology company Globant and Spain’s premier football league LaLiga. Content Protection services carried out continuous monitoring and elimination […]

July 17, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: Italian live sports piracy grows 26% YoY

Although the incidence of piracy among the adult population in Italy is stable at 42 per cent, the number of illegal acts of piracy has grown by 9 per cent in 2022 to around 345 million. The data comes from a survey on audiovisual and sports piracy, conducted by Ipsos on behalf of the Italian […]

June 29, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome