Insights from NAGRA
Benefitting from Cloud-Based Security Management in Pay-TV Operations
Use cases for premium video content are multiplying across an endless outpouring of new consumer devices, making it harder for pay-TV service providers to maintain a workable, scalable content security environment. A security management platform sufficient to meeting these challenges must consolidate all the processes associated with traditional conditional access and digital rights management security onto a single cloud-based platform, thereby facilitating dynamic application of whatever security modes are needed to enable service advancements on all devices.
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Intelligent Spaces Forum
IoT Uncertainties Drive Search for New Partners
A big part of the mystery of IoT success or lack thereof so far is the emphasis on assembling partners rather than businesses. Two developments in the last week underscore the continued dance and prospects for change, even as there appears to be a lull in actual product and service introduction since the hype of one or two years ago.
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Amid the distractions of an Olympics- and politics-saturated summer it’s easy to miss the big picture emerging from the steady stream of strategic signals generated by the major cable MSOs and telcos.
In this season of political uncertainty, it’s hard to project what the long-term implications of the current FCC’s actions will be, but things are not looking good for the cable industry.
Rarely does a trade show merit designation as a landmark event, but this year’s NAB Show, by virtue of coinciding with what is arguably the biggest change in broadcasting since the advent of cable TV, deserves the label.
As broadband service providers await clarification from the courts and Congress on the fate of the FCC’s year-old decision to regulate the Internet under Title II of the Communications Act, there’s a major opportunity to generate revenue from improving content performance of paying OTT customers without risking action from the commission.
Going into 2016 the fact that content owners are embarking on initiatives that are sure to disrupt business models of the past has become a truism even though investors continue to base valuations of players in content distribution on projections built around the old models.
How deep is Disney’s commitment to a direct-to-consumer (DTC) strategy now in its nascent stages with launch of the UK DisneyLife service? Much can be gleaned from chairman and CEO Robert Iger’s remarks at the company’s Q4 financial report conference.
A wave of apprehension suffused last month’s IBC convention in Amsterdam following news that Amazon Web Services was acquiring Elemental Technologies as part of an effort to beef up its opportunities in the media and entertainment space.
The sad story related here is not meant to point a finger at any particular service provider but to underscore the intractable state of affairs SPs are up against in trying to deliver customer service.