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Why FAST Channels don’t need to be a shared success

Why FAST Channels don’t need to be a shared success

Blink and you could miss it. The emergence of FAST and its breakneck speed of change sometimes makes one feel like they are competing with F1 and NASCAR drivers.  But rather than creating your own manic, nerve-racking version of the 1990s action movie Speed, where Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock must keep the bus moving […]

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OTT Service Theft: Why DRM Isn’t Enough to Protect Your Streaming Service

OTT Service Theft: Why DRM Isn’t Enough to Protect Your Streaming Service

In the second post of our series, we described how pirates exploit various tokens to carry out common hacks on video streaming services. In this post, we’ll look at the vulnerabilities of DRM from two different perspectives. Firstly, how pirates exploit DRM vulnerabilities to gain access to and re-distribute your OTT streaming services. Secondly, how […]

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Increasing video encoding performance while improving sustainability; can it really be done?

Increasing video encoding performance while improving sustainability; can it really be done?

In today’s multimedia world, video remains one of the most prominent distribution channels. Technology has come a long way in the 100 years since John Baird invented a television system with 30 lines of horizontal resolution and five frames per second. Today, over 1.72 billion households have at least one television, and with more than […]

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Safeguard Data Privacy and Propel Your Business with Video Analytics

Safeguard Data Privacy and Propel Your Business with Video Analytics

If you’re a DIYer, then you’ve probably had a similar experience. Now that you’re working from home part of the week, you need a more serious desk. You can pull out a hammer, screwdriver, sandpaper, and saw from your toolbox and build something basic. But if you want a desk that’s more functional — one […]

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OTT Service Theft: Why Your Tokens are a Pirate’s Best Friend

OTT Service Theft: Why Your Tokens are a Pirate’s Best Friend

In the opening blog post of this series, we briefly introduced several common vulnerabilities that pirates exploit with ease to hack your video streaming service. In this blog and the next, we’ll take a deeper look into how pirates take advantage of OTT streaming security weaknesses.  Before diving in, however, let’s remind ourselves of what […]

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How Synamedia uses Amazon Rekognition Video to build advanced video search capabilities for long-form video

How Synamedia uses Amazon Rekognition Video to build advanced video search capabilities for long-form video

Synamedia is a leading video technology provider addressing the needs for premium video service providers and direct-to-consumer (D2C) with a comprehensive solution portfolio. Synamedia solutions spread across several pillars such as video networks, TV platforms, advertisement and monetization, and content protection and piracy disruption. Synamedia partnered with AWS to use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop enhanced […]

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Is your streaming TV service prepared for the future?

Is your streaming TV service prepared for the future?

Television. It has been around since the 1920’s and has constantly evolved: from a tone, a line, and an image; to black & white, color, and more. The delivery and consumption of content has also continued to evolve at unprecedented rates. One hundred years later, TV is still thriving, and we know that more evolution […]

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Industry analyst Paolo Pescatore shares his insight on IBC 2022 with Synamedia

Industry analyst Paolo Pescatore shares his insight on IBC 2022 with Synamedia

We caught up with our old friend Paolo Pescatore (@paolopescatore) to get his take on the key trends and hot topics that were on show at IBC ’22. From the importance of business models during a snowballing global recession (hint: advertising), through the value of partnerships, 5G, and the importance of ultra-low latency while delivering […]

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How Pirates are Easily Hacking Your Video Streaming Service and How You Can Stop Them

How Pirates are Easily Hacking Your Video Streaming Service and How You Can Stop Them

Where there’s video streaming, there’s piracy.  When pirates started siphoning video content from OTT streaming services over a decade ago by hacking their many vulnerabilities and common weaknesses, the barriers to entry were high: In order to illegally restream high-value content, they needed a high level of technological expertise and the means to set up […]

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Content Aggregation: When Less is More

Content Aggregation: When Less is More

Yup, this is indeed a blog about content aggregation. But first, let me take you back to my youth. It’s totally relevant, so stay with me on this. Ever noticed how history tends to repeat itself, sometimes through the most unlikely of experiences? Without giving away my carbon dating, I recall when assembling a bunch […]

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Synamedia and AWS: Protecting over-the-top streaming with watermarking and disruption – Part II: VOD

Synamedia and AWS: Protecting over-the-top streaming with watermarking and disruption – Part II: VOD

Watermarking is a key component for any content protection solution that detects and disrupts video theft.

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Where We’ll Be at NAB 2022

Where We’ll Be at NAB 2022

We’re thrilled to finally meet with our customers, colleagues and friends safely at NAB this year. Read more for a glimpse into where we’ll be at the show and what you’ll see from us.

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