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Jan 13, 2022

The Limitations of CDN One-Time Token Validation

If you think one-time token validation is the way to stop token abuse and manipulation, think again. This solution – suggested by some CDN vendors – has several shortcomings, but fear not, there is a better way to stop token duplication.

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Dec 15, 2021

State of the anti-piracy landscape: Dispelling the myths surrounding the illegal IPTV market

The removal rates for pirated content are poor and static. The anti-piracy industry must adopt a more commercial mindset to tackle illegal IPTV services

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Nov 24, 2021

Embedding the Headend Watermark: When to Do it… and Why?

Should you insert the watermark before or after encoding? A simple question perhaps, but the answer can have big consequences. We’ve done our homework, so you don’t have to.

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Oct 29, 2021

A New Security Layer

Vulnerabilities of OTT Streaming Services and how to overcome them

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Oct 14, 2021

Client vs. Headend Watermarking – What’s The Best Approach for OTT?

Robustness, deployment and maintenance, user experience, content awareness… these are the important factors you need to consider. And we’ve done the hard work for you in this, the second blog of our three-part series.

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Oct 7, 2021

Synamedia OTT ServiceGuard slams the hammer down on piracy

New solution provides a new layer of security to protect both content and video services from OTT vulnerabilities

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Sep 21, 2021

Operation 404: The Good Guys Prevail

Piracy is a big profitable business. In fact, the top 20 largest pirate websites each make almost $20m annually just from ad revenue and piracy is responsible for at least $29 billion in lost revenues in the U.S. alone. In Brazil, ABTA (Brazilian Pay TV Association) estimates that the financial impact of pay TV piracy is around $3 billion (BRL 15.5 billion) per year.

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Sep 7, 2021

Synamedia aces Cartesian’s security tests

We’ve always maintained our video watermarking technology is pretty darn cool. Well now it’s official.

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Aug 31, 2021

Know Your Enemy: How Pirates Attack Watermarking

Watermarking. You know what it is, and why it’s important for detecting the source of a leaked video stream. But there are several different configurations out there. So which is the most effective type for your OTT video business? In this, the first of a three-blog series, we delve into the pirate’s mindset to set you on your way towards making that crucial decision.

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Aug 20, 2021

Leaders Special Report – The super aggregators: sports IP pirates have gone OTT

Pirate operators are stealing $28 billion of value from sport annually and the problem is only getting worse. As the fundamentals of the live media rights model come under fire, sport faces an existential threat, and an urgent question: act now or face a radically reworked and diminished future.

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