Strategic Account Manager
Understanding Digital Piracy in OTT and IPTV Channels
Broadcasters and right holders are taking notice of the threats posed by piracy on OTT and IPTV channels. Today’s world is seeing the consumption of video in formats that are far removed from the plain old broadcast television that arrived back in the 1930’s and was the prevalent format for visual content into the 1990s in many parts of the world. As in many areas, however, the internet is disrupting the established paradigms. People now want to view what they want, when they want, anywhere, any time, on any device. Over the Top (OTT) and IPTV distribution channels allow them to... Read More
Tags: Roku, Kodi, IPTV, OTT
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Brand Protection and AntiPiracy
How Kodi is changing the piracy landscape
  Kodi® is a downloadable, open source software media player that is compatible with TVs, computers, smartphones and video game systems. It allows users to access their content from local and network storage and stream it on any device. Originally designed in 2004 for Microsoft’s Xbox (when it was known as XBMC™), Kodi’s open-source nature quickly attracted pirates and hackers seeking to distributed unauthorized content. Today, there is a thriving black market of add-ons and apps which give free access to subscription services. Pirates have flooded marketplaces with ‘fully-loaded’ Kodi boxes promising access to premium content. Consumers often buy into this... Read More

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