|Create Date||October 1, 2014|
|Last Updated||May 28, 2015|
The proliferation of multiscreen video services offered by broadcasters and pay-TV distributors as well as the growth in over-the-top subscription, transactional and advertising-supported video offerings has seen content providers making more content available via legitimate sites than ever before. As competition between providers heats up and available bandwidth continues to improve, content owners are also coming under more and more pressure to make their wares available online in earlier windows.
There is evidence that content owners have now overcome many of their concerns about the security aspects of online distribution – if only because the content is already available on the web from illegitimate sources. At the same time, content providers are continuing to invest in solutions to combat piracy and content theft – particularly as they begin to make high-resolution versions of movies and TV shows available on the web. Meanwhile, pay-TV service providers themselves are developing a multiscreen offering for their live content including premium series and live sport events.
|Multiscreen Video and Piracy: The Big Picture|