Synamedia to show video security upgrades at IBC

Aug. 22, 2019
At IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Synamedia will unveil upgrades to its video security portfolio. Synamedia's Streaming Piracy Disruption managed service features a single ...

At IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, Synamedia will unveil upgrades to its video security portfolio.

Synamedia's Streaming Piracy Disruption managed service features a single workflow across both broadcast and IP streaming for security management on any distribution and delivery network. Also new is the ability to disrupt leaks immediately without waiting for third-party takedown. Synamedia also offers a way for its Infinite customers to convert viewers of pirated content to legitimate subscribers by replacing basic takedown warnings with notices that encourage viewers to sign up, resulting in new revenue streams.

"Often, consumers are unaware of what constitutes an infringement, and will see their video provider in a much more positive light if offered the carrot of a legal alternative, rather than a stick in the form of a shutdown," said Steve Hawley, managing director of Piracy Monitor.

Another highlight from Synamedia will be Intelligent Piracy Monitor for Streaming Piracy Disruption customers, designed to give customers a detailed analysis of the nature and scale of the problem and the impact of anti-piracy initiatives.

Also new from Synamedia's OpSec team is an anti-piracy service for any content owner wishing to deepen its understanding of pirates' activities. The new service leverages investment in Synamedia's forensics lab with a focus on reverse engineering, as well as an expanded team that comprises psychology and criminology experts working alongside engineers, intelligence analysts, cyber- and field-investigators.

Synamedia is also showing upgrades to its Credentials Sharing Insight product, intended to combat both casual and for-profit credentials sharing and turn casual account sharing into incremental revenues. New security responses for compromised accounts are tailored differently for the account owner and the accounts sharers.

At IBC, Synamedia will also highlight its platform-agnostic approach by showcasing deployments on RDK, Android TV and Synamedia Evo. Synamedia has pre-integrated its security software into set-top boxes from Android TV ecosystem partners including Sagemcom and ARRIS. Synamedia's security software is also deployed on Vodafone Deutschland's GigaTV service running on RDK devices, and on its Evo platform.

"Our holistic view of the ever-changing piracy threat ensures our products and every customer deployment has security hardwired into it, benefitting from our technology leadership and insight gleaned by our top-notch OpSec team" said Jean-Marc Racine, chief product officer, Synamedia. "The next chapter in our battle with piracy is to double down on our efforts to ensure the entire video ecosystem works together to reduce consumer confidence in pirated services so demand falls away fast."        

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