Globecast hires Viaccess-Orca’s security director

Globecast has appointed Viaccess-Orca’s former security director, Renaud Presty, as its new director of security. Presty joins Globecast with immediate effect and will be tasked with handling all cybersecurity and content protection-related issues – including IT security, certification, rules of use, and securing Globecast’s installations and services. “Never has cybersecurity and related content protection been […]

Sky Italia taps Nagra for DVB-T pay TV security

Sky in Italy has teamed up with Nagra, which will provide broadcast and direct-to-TV content protection technologies for its new DVB-T pay TV service. Nagra will use its Broadcast Headend security platform to protect the new terrestrial service, which available on Sky Italia DVB-T set-top boxes and Conditional Access Modules (CAM) for digital TVs. The […]

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 […]

Arris Qi3 set-top gains security certifications

Arris’ low-cost Qi3 HD set-top box, which is designed to offer next-generation connected TV services, has achieved key security certifications. Arris claimed it is one of the first devices in this class to achieve both CAL and iTASS certifications. “The CAL and iTASS certifications enable Arris to bring the Qi3 – and the next era of […]

Saffron Digital and Verimatrix partner on OTT security

Video platform provider Saffron Digital has partnered with security specialist Verimatrix to offer “advanced revenue security and monetisation tools” to broadcasters and operators. The new partnership will enhance Saffron Digital’s premium OTT platform, MainStage, by combining it with Verimatrix’s revenue security solution, VCAS for Internet TV. “Today’s pay TV operators and broadcasters expect enhanced content […]

Friend MTS to demo Exposé Source live streaming security

Content security technology provider Friend MTS will demo its new Exposé Source service at IBC, which is designed to enable secure streaming of live video.  Exposé Source detects misappropriated live streams on a multitude of platforms and tracks them back to the source of the leak where they can be stopped, all in real time. […]

Wananchi extends Verimatrix security deal

The Wananchi Group is extending its partnership with content security specialist Verimatrix, ahead of the launch of OTT video services from its East African pay TV operator Zuku TV. Since 2010, Wananchi-owned Zuku has used Verimatrix’s cardless Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for DVB solution to secure its DTH satellite TV services, and subsequently extended […]

Viaccess-Orca acquires Discretix’s SecurePlayer

Viaccess-Orca is to acquire the SecurePlayer business from Discretix Technologies, a provider of embedded security and content protection solutions. The deal is expected to close early in the second quarter of this year.  SecurePlayer is a multiplatform media player, available for Android and iOS tablets and smartphones, that incorporates DRM for premium video-on-demand and live […]

Verimatrix outlines ‘next step’ in set-top security

Hardware security cores in set-top box (STB) chipsets represent the “next step in STB content protection,” according to a new white paper by content security specialist Verimatrix and Cryptography Research Inc. The study claims that as the volume of STBs shipments continues to increase, hacking STBs remains a primary activity for pirates, and says that […]

Africa’s Blueline partners with Cryptoguard

Madagascan digital terrestrial TV operator Blueline has partnered with Sweden-based Cryptoguard for content security. Blueline will replace its existing conditional access security system with Cryptoguard’s CAS service, making it the first African DTT operator to use Cryptoguard. Blueline CEO Damien Lamberterie said that Cryptoguard would “strengthen the security of content” and would offer a better […]