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Pirate Subscription Services Now a Billion-Dollar U.S. Industry, Joint Digital Citizens Alliance-NAGRA Report Finds

New report called "Money for Nothing" exposes that an estimated 9 million fixed broadband subscribers in the U.S. use a pirated IPTV service, which can be found on more than 3,500 websites, social media pages, and online stores.

Nominate Now for the 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

Akamai Data Shows Credential Stuffing is Rampant in Media Industry

Twenty percent of credential stuffing attacks directed toward media companies according to "Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry" Report

Brightcove, NAGRA, Akamai, and BuyDRM Deliver New Security Feature for Oscars Screening Platform

Online screeners are now more secure with forensic watermarking technology enabled by cloud services providers

Virtual Video Summit Set for May 6

With no NAB to bring customers to them this year, a group of streaming industry vendors have come together to create a virtual event and bring the trade show to their customers and partners.

Jan Ozer Introduces "Streaming Media 101" Online Course

The 8-hour course covers the fundamental concepts and technologies of online video and includes hands-on exercises featuring some of the most commonly used tools in the industry

Blocking Multiple Piracy Websites Can Decrease Levels of Piracy

Blocking is an effective way to curb piracy and direct people to legal alternatives, it turns out. But it only works if many sites are blocked, finds Carnegie Mellon.

Akamai Creates Edge-Based API to Combat Piracy by Blocking Access

CDN Akamai announced enhancements to its Intelligent Edge Platform designed to improved security, and one could give video content owners an advantage over pirates.

Vobile Group Buys Content Identification Tools From Zefr for $90M

The company is getting RightsID, which lets content owners see where their material is being used on major social platforms, and ChannelID, which manages official IP on YouTube.

Verimatrix nTitleMe Is New Name for Akamai Authentication Tech

Promising a frictionless sign-on experience for both consumers and providers, Verimatrix rebrands Akamai Identity Services.

Inside Secure Acquiring Verimatrix, Joining Two Security Leaders

The combination creates a security giant with specialties in entertainment, mobile, and network security, with an eye to IoT and connected cars

Major Financial Institutions Provide the Funding for Video Piracy

Curtailing video piracy could be as simple as cutting off the money that funds it. Irdeto points a finger at Visa, MasterCard, and other payment systems.

Streaming Video Alliance Releases Paper on Forensic Watermarking

At Microsoft Media and Entertainment Day, the SVA explains why adding watermarks to live and on-demand video is one part of a solution.

The MPAA Seeks Stronger Actions to Fight Streaming Video Piracy

Keeping premium content from being freely distributed online will take a mix of criminal and civil charges, as well as a coordinated response.

Content Delivery and Live Streaming Summits Return to Streaming Media East

Both the Content Delivery Summit and the Live Streaming Summit will be back as part of this year's Streaming Media East event, with new chairs and new ideas.

Adobe Sees Massive TV Everywhere Growth From Single Sign-On

When pay TV subscribers don't need to hunt for their authentication credentials, they watch more TVE content. A lot more, Adobe reports.

Streaming Piracy to Total $52 Billion in Losses by 2022

The gap between legitimate streaming revenues and piracy losses is widening. While piracy isn't stopping, there are signs it's slowing.

Netflix, Amazon, Other Studios Bring Piracy Lawsuit on TickBox

The hardware vendor claims its devices are completely legal since they don't host or download pirated content. It's the third-party software that does the infringing.

Facebook Rights Manager Works With Three Third-Party Providers

Content owners can now rely on Friend MTS, MarkMonitor, and Zefr to detect infringing live or on-demand videos on Facebook. And then they can profit from them.

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.