Content security is fundamental to the health and longevity of the video industry. The reality of all-IP, multi-device and multi-network video distribution presents many growth opportunities for content providers, but is equally attractive and enabling for piracy. Legacy conditional access and DRM systems alone cannot fully protect and enable growth for legitimate providers in this environment. Successful content providers must employ a more holistic approach to security.
This report evaluates the top content security providers who are active in the pay TV industry on criteria spanning market share, deployment and footprint, content security focus, and product capability. The report compares product capabilities in the context of operators’ needs, and also examines the extent to which security vendors are capable of competing in the wider video technology ecosystem.