Irdeto buys gaming security firm Denuvo

Irdeto has acquired gaming security specialist Denuvo to provide anti-piracy and anti-cheat solutions for games on desktop, mobile, console and VR devices. Content security specialist Irdeto said Denuvo will continue to operate as usual with all staff retained and the Denuvo headquarters and sales operations continuing to function. Irdeto said the deal brings together decades […]

Europol and AAPA shut down illegal streaming network

Europol and the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) have helped to dismantle an illegal IPTV streaming business following raids in Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greece. Europol said that four people were arrested and 17 houses searched in a strike against a crime group suspected of hosting a large-scale illegal business, which allegedly distributed Greek, Cypriot and foreign […]

Irdeto launches ‘next-generation’ Piracy Control

Irdeto has used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to launch its next-generation Piracy Control solution for detection and enforcement of online piracy. The security offering now provides data-driven web video discovery tools with analyst oversight, multi-language site searches, integrated social media and search engine discovery, as well as peer-to-peer stream discovery such as SopCast and […]

Tata Sky taps Irdeto for Cloaked CA

Indian DTH pay TV provider Tata Sky has expanded its contract with content security specialist Irdeto to protect its expanded range of services. Tata Sky will use Irdeto Cloaked CA and middleware to deliver an improved customer experience while ensuring that its content remains secure, according to Irdeto. Cloaked CA is a cardless conditional access […]

beIN Media agrees new three-year security deal with Irdeto

Pay TV network beIN Media has agreed a new three-year deal with digital security specialists Irdeto. beIN will be use Irdeto’s conditional access solution and security services to deliver live sports and entertainment content to customers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. “As a growing brand providing premium content across the MENA […]

Irdeto completes Cartesian review for Cloaked CA

Content security specialist Irdeto’s Cloaked CA solution has completed a review by Cartesian against the usage rules for 4K UHD premium content included in the Farncombe Security Audit. The audit focuses on content security requirements, aligned with MovieLabs’ Enhanced Content Protection (ECP) requirements and industry best practices. The Farncombe Security Audit is recognised by studios […]

Ovum: majority of video service providers looking to Android

The majority of video service providers either have an Android TV or Android Open Source Project on their technology roadmaps, according to a new survey conducted by Ovum. The research, which was commissioned by security specialist Irdeto, found that 72% of respondents are considering Android implementations as a part of their set-top box strategies. Some […]

Spanish police, Europol take down huge illicit Premier League IPTV service

Spanish police and Europol have shut down what is being described as one of Europe’s largest illegal IPTV streaming businesses. A collaborative operation involving Europol, Eurojust, Spanish specialized computer crimes prosecutors, the English Premier League and content security specialist Irdeto resulted in raids in 12 locations in Spain and Bulgaria, with eight invidivuals being arrested […]

Denmark’s Stofa taps Irdeto for Android box security

Danish cable operator Stofa, owned by energy company SE, has tapped Irdeto to provide its Cloaked CA content security  system to deliver content through the operator’s new Android set-top boxes. Stofa’s introduction of a Kaon Media-produced Android TV box will give subscribers access to its own range of services as well as access to the […]

Irdeto: most Europeans still believe viewing pirated content is legal

Most Europeans still believe that it is legal and acceptable to view pirated content but education can help change views, according to Rory O’Connor, VP of services at content security specialist Irdeto. Some 62-72% of Europeans believe it is legal to produce, share, stream or download prated video, according to research commissioned by Irdeto. Awareness […]