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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Sky Media has leveraged proprietary technology and vendor platforms such as Imagine Communications’ Landmark Sales system to deliver targeted advertising to eleven million subscribing households.
With Nokia Bell Labs’ recent demonstration that full duplex 10 gigabit-per-second DOCSIS 3.1 service is technically feasible the onus is on cable operators to let vendors know whether commercialization of the capability is worth their while.
April 22, 2016 – A new front in the war on premium video piracy has opened in China where rampant theft presents an especially strong test case for the measures content suppliers hope will be adopted worldwide to enable new business models to flourish.
December 2, 2015 – It looks like broadcasters and programming bundlers seeking to generate new revenues from online streaming will soon be able to attain the essential level of quality assurance that has long been the exclusive purview of network owners.
November 20, 2015 – New developments aimed at enhancing cable MSOs’ ability to derive immediate and far-reaching benefits from virtualization technology are adding impetus to operators’ preparations for a move to low-cost cloud-managed CPE in the residential and commercial markets.
November 15, 2015 – With ever more network service providers looking for ways to quickly generate ROI on network function virtualization, Amdocs has taken steps to facilitate the service agility that is vital to achieving early payback through CPE virtualization.
October 2, 2015 – Support for enabling robust rendering of cloud-based applications on set-top boxes, long the domain of proprietary middleware solutions, is now available as an open-source option, potentially setting in motion a more rapid transition to advanced services for service providers utilizing the RDK and other set-top frameworks.
September 8, 2015 – For the legion of TV networks exploring direct-to-consumer OTT strategies that risk upending the traditional pay TV distribution model it’s beginning to look like long-standing impediments to delivering a TV-caliber viewing and advertising experience will not stand in the way.