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December 2, 2016

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From DRM technology to a working content protection system

When it comes to over-the-top (OTT) video distribution, we are seeing many of our customers opt for a multi-DRM approach. This means utilizing the DRM client that is pre-integrated into the viewing platform instead of installing a DRM. These natively available DRMs – the native DRMs – are developed and deployed by Microsoft, Google and Apple […]

December 1, 2016

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Protect, Detect, Respond – this cybersecurity mindset is also for payTV providers

In the world of cybersecurity, many organizations have implemented some version of the ‘identify, protect, detect, respond, recover’ framework proposed by United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Underpinning this framework is an acknowledgement that cybersecurity is not a one-of effort and that there are no protection measures that will withstand a determined […]

September 12, 2016

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A Few Words on Streaming Piracy Operations… and the Limitations of Current Anti-Piracy Measures

By Ted Rose, Operational Security, Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Many (if not most!) service providers identify illegal streaming as the next big threat to their business. The problem is that in the multi-faceted, continuously expanding landscape of illegal streaming, it’s hard to define the enemy and even more difficult to choose the […]

September 10, 2016

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No Technology is an Island

As consumers, we’re aware that we live in an increasingly connected world. It’s all around us. More and more we just expect things to work. So why shouldn’t we expect the same in our business relationships? Why should we wait for integration to take place when we just want two things to work together? We […]

September 9, 2016

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Holistic Cyber Security Solutions Enable Digitization and Better Experiences for Video Service Providers

Hackers are in the news every day. If it is not Hillary or the DNC emails from WikiLeaks, we hear about racist hate speech appearing on unsuspecting Charter cable subscriber’s screens in Texas. These latest breeches are on the heels of very high profile attacks at TV5Monde where live streams were hijacked and Talk Talk’s […]

At the Heart of Asia’s Mobile Growth Momentum

Catching up on the feats and achievements of your favorite Asian athletes at the Rio Olympics?, Thanks to the power of over-the-top (OTT) content streaming, sports fans in Asia Pacific are able to catch the live sporting action at all hours of the day — very often beamed directly to their smartphones, while they are […]

The New Face of Digital Piracy: Part One

By Ted Rose, Operational Security, Service Provider Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Our security team already blogged about the complex realities of securing digital video content back in April, when attendees of the National Association of Broadcasters gathered in Las Vegas for their annual meet-up. Then (and now), they were grappling with how to keep […]

Watching The Games of tomorrow: How does the future of sports broadcasting look?

Sports broadcasting is on the cusp of a new era. One that will bring opportunities and challenges to broadcasters, content owners, athletes and fans. A once-simple landscape is now the territory of niche over-the-top (OTT) players and digital giants. And there’s revolutionary technologies like virtual reality (VR ) and ultra-high-definition (UHD) to shake things up. Here […]

Go over the top and into the cloud to augment pay-TV services

You need to act fast to avoid losing the pay-TV race. The new breed of over-the-top players aren’t messing around. Read on to discover your competitive edge… Over-the-top (OTT) TV and video services are expected to generate $51 billion by 2020, according to a recent Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts report. The number is […]