Content Protection

If it’s premium content, it has to be protected, both to facilitate monetization and to thwart would-be pirates. Check here for the latest news, trends, and analysis of all manner of content protection

Features

Best Practices for Premium Video Streaming, Part 6: Content Protection

New trends in content protection policies and new threats mandate new solutions. Here are the protections studios are demanding to keep premium assets out of the hands of pirates.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners were announced today at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California. Click through to see who took home this year's prizes.

SMW '18: THEO Technologies' Pieter-Jan Speelmans Talks Modular Player APIs

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans at Streaming Media West 2018.

SMW '18: Chris Knowlton Talks Microsoft Stream

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Microsoft Principal Lead Program Manager Chris Knowlton at Streaming Media West 2018.

Spotlights

NAB 2018: Akamai Talks OTT, Hacking, and DDoS Protection

Streaming Media's Anthony Burokas interviews Akamai Director, Industry Marketing Shane Keats in the Akamai booth at NAB 2018.

Sharpening the Edge: The Evolution of CDN and Cloud Security

Learn how StackPath is building an extensible platform at the cloud's edge to deliver on the past and future promise of edge services—including CDN and all its applications—and make the Internet safe.

Video: Bitmovin Provides Adaptive Streaming Infrastructure, HTML5 Cloud Encoding for Enterprise and Integrators

Bitmovin CEO Stefan Lederer describes Bitmovin's enterprise focus, cloud encoding and player infrastructure, DRM, 24/7 worldwide support, and increasing attention to VR 360 in this wide-ranging interview with Tim Siglin at Streaming Media West 2016.

Video: Mirror Image Develops Cloud Application Logic, Adopts Dynamic Delivery Network Model

In this interview at Streaming Media West 2016, Mirror-Image CEO Gustav Vik and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss Mirror Image's innovative edge-caching model, and new Ad Block Override solution.

Columns

Rampant Piracy Is the Elephant in the Live-Streaming Room

Tokens? Watermarking? DRM? Content owners try them all, but as of today there's no foolproof solution. Perhaps the way forward isn't with higher walls, but new experiences.

Colleges Need to Safeguard Video in a Standards-Based World

As more colleges and universities invest in video lessons, they're challenged to keep that content secure. Here's the strategy that makes the grade right now.

4 Ways Companies Can Lock Down Their Premium Video Catalogs

Piracy doesn't have to be a routine cost of business, and streamed videos can be secured. Learn which of these methods is best for your business.

The DRM Debate Is Dead and Both Sides Won

The video industry has learned from the music industry's disastrous example, and created fair rights management systems.

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