Irdeto Perspective Blog

Insights and analysis for the media industry and beyond

  • OTT’s burgeoning health can’t avoid piracy alert

    OTT’s burgeoning health can’t avoid piracy alert

    The OTT landscape is about to go into overdrive. These are high stakes with billions of dollars on the table which presents an unprecedented challenge to the industry’s attempts at security – and...

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  • Smart CSPs can deliver the Trusted Home

    Smart CSPs can deliver the Trusted Home

    Some 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be sold in the next few years, a large proportion of which will be to augment the smart home for everything from heating, ventilation and...

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  • Managing piracy and malware – the twin threats to open platforms

    Managing piracy and malware – the twin threats to open platforms

    The wave of pay TV operators buying into Android TV has turned into an unstoppable tide, but it carries a security risk that pay TV operators have never had to deal with before – malicious apps...

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  • Countdown to IBC 2019: A preview from Irdeto’s VP Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Countdown to IBC 2019: A preview from Irdeto’s VP Business Development, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Happy Fall, Back to School and IBC month everyone! In 2017, IBC celebrated its 50th year and now, this September, Irdeto is proud to be celebrating its 50-year anniversary! If your team is...

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  • GAME OVER – GDC 2019

    GAME OVER – GDC 2019

    This year GDC was not shy of announcements – the arrival of cloud gaming, the unstoppable rise of e-sports, the importance of indie studios for the industry or how important the community is for...

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  • How to protect your service & maintenance revenue in the age of hyper-connectivity.

    How to protect your service & maintenance revenue in the age of hyper-connectivity.

    Hang on. Isn’t hyper-connectivity meant to be boosting service revenue? Why are we talking about protecting revenue? Mark Hearn explains more...

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  • The Key to New Business Models in Connected Mobility Fleet? Digital Keyless Entry

    The Key to New Business Models in Connected Mobility Fleet? Digital Keyless Entry

    Forgive the slight sense of irony in the title, but the point of this post is clear; the automotive fleet industry is going through a rapid evolution, and must establish new business models,...

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  • Knowledge is Anti-Piracy Power: CABSAT 2019 Review

    Knowledge is Anti-Piracy Power: CABSAT 2019 Review

    Irdeto joined the world’s leading broadcast, satellite, content delivery, digital media, film, and audio entertainment specialists at the 2019 CABSAT conference, and its clear piracy is still a...

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  • CMAF may be ready, but are you ready for CMAF

    CMAF may be ready, but are you ready for CMAF

    Common Media Application Format (CMAF) offers many advantages and simplifies OTT content protection. And in the last 18 months, the industry has progressed to make CMAF “ready” for deployment. But...

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  • The world is scary right now.

    The world is scary right now.

    Healthcare is one of the largest and most innovative industries, yet its spending level in cybersecurity is alarmingly lagging compared to others. When you think of it, it really is staggering!...

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  • This year stop losing players and revenue to cheaters

    This year stop losing players and revenue to cheaters

    A new year has begun, and that means one thing: resolutions. Although they are known to be easily broken, it is imperative that you stick to your 2019 security resolutions. It’s that time of the […]

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  • Are smart homes the next battleground for the subscribers?

    Are smart homes the next battleground for the subscribers?

    With the internet of things (IOT) adoption wider than ever before, companies are constantly developing new devices for our increasingly connected environment. Now is the time to offer more than...

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  • Reflection and review from the 2018 SportsPro Live OTT Summit, and what is to come for 2019!

    Reflection and review from the 2018 SportsPro Live OTT Summit, and what is to come for 2019!

    In 2018 Irdeto joined over 600 leading professionals watching over 90 influential speakers on stage at the SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid in November where the issues the live sports industry is...

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  • Are you being naughty or nice this season?

    Are you being naughty or nice this season?

    It’s not just ‘Porch Pirates’ stealing this holiday season, over the Christmas and New Year’s season digital consumption is up and so is online piracy. The consumption of online content is...

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  • Securing the network: Security responses for media content and enterprise networks

    Securing the network: Security responses for media content and enterprise networks

    Fast, intelligent and adaptive, online piracy is a growing threat facing pay media operators and content rights holders globally. But with smarter security, we are putting up a fight. Irdeto...

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  • The Horror of Piracy

    The Horror of Piracy

    The only thing more terrifying than clowns this Halloween is piracy! Halloween is just around the corner. And while some of us are stocking up on candy and finding the best costume, for others the […]

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  • IPR Infringements Online: The defective side of digital

    IPR Infringements Online: The defective side of digital

    In a connected world, where technology continuously advances, now, more than ever, we need to grasp the importance of taking affirmative steps to protect online intellectual property rights....

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  • 5G is coming. Don’t Panic! Pay TV faces threats, but also opportunities.

    5G is coming. Don’t Panic! Pay TV faces threats, but also opportunities.

    It’s been a long time coming, but 5G is finally on the horizon. It promises ultra-fast broadband via a mobile connection, eliminating the need for wired infrastructure. Mobile operators hope it’ll...

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  • At IBC, Cloud and Software as a Service dominate

    At IBC, Cloud and Software as a Service dominate

    For all the talk of pioneering technology like virtual reality, AI, blockchain and 5G, IBC 2018 illustrated the profound trajectory of the industry from broadcast to unicast. It’s one in which...

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  • UHD – The watershed moment for watermarking

    UHD – The watershed moment for watermarking

    If it wasn’t already clear from the all UHD HDR FIFA World Cup, it should be clear from the show floor and conference debate here at IBC2018 that the industry is seeing real momentum in 4K UHD...

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