Asia-Pacific Broadcasting (APB) September 2017 Volume 34, Issue 7 - Page 26

26 September 2017 Digital age calls for approach to con Videohouse and Crosspoint has entered a multi-year framework agreement for the supply of Adder Technology’s keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) solutions. The deal enables Crosspoint, a distributor for the broadcast and professional A/V industries, to supply the complete range of Adder’s KVM products. This includes the AdderLink Infinity, AdderView DDX and the AdderLink XDIP, among others. Videohouse, a provider of creative and technical services covering the entire broadcast production process, has used Adder solutions during the broadcast of global events, including the Eurovision Song Contest. Go with the StreamFlow Telestream has introduced ScreenFlow 7.0, the latest version of the company’s video editing and screen recording software for Macs. ScreenFlow 7.0 adds a variety of new features, including a built-in screen recorder, and the ability to capture live video from a camera. Users can also export videos by simply choosing from higher quality or quicker auto- export options, where StreamFlow 7.0 will automatically pick the best settings for any given project. Next Issue @ Management Production Switchers PANELLISTS Fintan Mc Kiernan CEO Ideal Systems South-east Asia Patrick So Regional Manager Asia Pacific Magna Systems & Engineering Craig Johnson Managing Director - Media Nielsen Videohouse picks Adder’s KVM solutions Lock it in: As more and more content is being consumed over multiple devices and networks, are broadcasters and pay-TV operators adequately protecting their content against cyberattacks and illegal distribution? Digital media assets are the lifeblood of broadcasters and pay-TV operators, particularly as multi-screen, multi-device viewing becomes more pervasive. How can operators prevent these key assets from being compromised by cyberattacks and digital piracy? Shawn Liew finds some answers. T he most recent cyberattack on HBO per- haps serves as a sombering reminder to the broadcast and media industry: the threat possessed by digital intrusions and attacks is very real, and possesses the unwelcomed potential of escalating into truly crippling proportions. As premium video content continues to register high demand, digital piracy is on the rise, says Leonid Berkovich, VP mar- keting, products and solutions, Viaccess- Orca. “From high-profile sports events to the latest episodes of popular sci-fi or fantasy epics, content is being illegally accessed by a troubling number of view- ers,” he tells APB. “In some cases, more than four times as many people watch illegally through direct downloads and pirate streaming than watch legally live or via catch-up TV.” In the most recent HBO incident, for instance, the network has confirmed that 1.5TB of data were stolen, including a Games of Thrones script, which was sub- sequently leaked online. And with more content being con- sumed over a myriad of connected de- vices, this exposes a number of new threat surfaces for video operators that can lead to business or regulatory risk, Steve Oetegenn, president of Verimatrix, points out. “Thus, video service operators need Steve Oetegenn, president, Verimatrix: Where security is concerned, there is perhaps one golden rule — there will always be some new or previously unappreciated points of weakness that might be the source of a new exploit. proper insight into the health of every ap- plication and transaction in order to keep up with the pace of change and deliver outstanding customer service,” he adds. To help operators with this endeavour, Verimatrix recently announced the acqui- sition of the MiriMON technology and development team from Genius Digital, a provider of audience analytics for TV. With this client data collection technol- ogy now featured within Verimatrix’s Verspective Operator Analytics solution suite, a secure source of return path data from individual client devices can be enabled. This, Oetegenn explains, provides a detailed view of live and on-demand consumption, as well as subscriber/device interactions, for both linear and adaptive bitrate services. When combined with the Verspective server-side data collection — video-on-demand (VoD) servers, content delivery networks (CDNs), as well as se- curity and content management solutions — operators gain access to a deep layer of viewer insights that help reduce subscriber churn and create new revenue streams. This is important, Oetegenn suggests, because protecting and preserving the se- curity of the personal data of subscribers is increasingly viewed as the bare minimum expected of video service providers. To win the fight against digital piracy, pay-TV operators providing premium content need to address three key technical requirements, Viaccess-Orca’s Berkovich proposes. Begin by selecting “robust” con- ditional access system (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) solutions. Pay- TV operators, he notes, have moved on from the time when content is protected by the selection and deployment of four or five card-based solutions in the market. Berkovich continues: “Today, in a more complex media ecosystem with a greater number and variety of techni- cal requirements, the scope of the CAS options now available includes not only smart card-based systems, but also card- less solutions that allow operators to take a more flexible approach in addressing market demand. “In addition to providing live content, pay-TV operators today typically offer a wide range of services, including VoD, catch-up TV and start-over TV.” Thus, on top of implementing CAS for live content, operators must also ensure their DRM systems are capable of ad- dressing multiple delivery mechanisms, Viaccess-Orca recommends. However, deploying services based on the most reliable and complete con- tent protection solutions does not free operators completely from the ѡɕ)ɅՐɅ䰁 ɭ٥ѥ̸)Aѥձɱ䰁ѡɥѥɔ)մѕЁٕȁѡ%ѕɹЁɕ͕)ՍɔqM)! ݽ͕ɥ́ɔݼ́)ѕЁѡЁɅѕ́ɥ͠аѡ)Ց́ɕ́յȁѡ