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May 9, 2017

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As operators and content producers continue to raise security standards in the battle against unauthorized redistribution, we’ve seen a piqued interest in watermarking as a deterrent and a growing list of questions regarding its adoption.

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December 10, 2009

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Mark Holmes of ViaSatellite recently tackled the latest issues around content piracy and theft of service in Asia. While analog cable systems are the biggest target for piracy, satellite pay-TV operators are certainly feeling the impact of service theft. Quoting the deputy CEO of CASBAA, “The nature of the satellite business is that it doesn’t respect national boarders, so one broken satellite system in one market can impact markets around it.”

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October 21, 2009

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Traditional pay-TV operators have always been highly focused on revenue security by way of theft of service prevention – for two main reasons. Subscriber fees are obviously a significant revenue source and piracy through theft of service is very prevalent, particularly in certain markets CASBAA for country-specific piracy rates). Smart cards were really the only solution available back in the one-way broadcast days and content protection was certainly a secondary objective.  Compare that with IPTV operators.