The streaming platform CineSend has selected Nagra’s NexGuard forensic watermarking and detecrtion services to safeguard its content. CineSend is widely used by the media and entertainment professionals to host online screening events, virtual festivals, and premium direct-to-consumer offerings. The customer-branded streaming platform is trusted by hundreds of customers across the globe, including Lionsgate, A24, Cineplex, Tribeca and HBO, to keep their high-value content secure.
The Motion Picture Association has selected TMT Insights to build, implement, and support the new security assessment platform for the MPA's Trusted Partner Network.
The Motion Picture Association’s film and television content security program, the Trusted Partner Network, has appointed Crystal Pham to the role of vice president, operations, and product management. Pham will report to TPN president Terri Davies.
The Trusted Partner Network, the world’s leading film and television content security initiative, is expanding its program to better serve the media and entertainment industry as it continues to grow globally and in complexity, and now conducts much of its business in the cloud. TPN’s expansion will be rolled out in phases and will introduce a more flexible and comprehensive program to better suit service providers’ and content owners’ priorities and needs.
In a virtual meeting scheduled for March 2, SMPTE Hollywood will explore the challenges of cybersecurity in the post-pandemic world. A panel of security experts will discuss threats and vulnerabilities that have arisen due to the expansion of remote working and changes in production practices in the wake of COVID-19—and offer advice on how to protect against them.
Liquid Media has signed a letter of intent to acquire Digital Cinema United. “With the acquisition of DCU, Liquid inherits DCU’s longstanding position as a company of choice for the entertainment and media industry,” says Liquid Media CEO Ron Thomson. “The services DCU provides are essential to film and TV producers and distributors, engage with clients across every aspect of the supply chain, supercharge our solution engine and further our reach.
A new report from content protection specialist Nagra, entitled Piracy Has No Boundaries, claims that thieves steal tens of billions of dollars of content value annually and that more than 80 percent of content theft is attributable to streaming. In addition, the report says, eight percent of U.S. households subscribe to illicit internet protocol services for an estimated $1 billion in illegal subscription revenue every year. The report uses Disney and Marvel Studio’s Black Widow as an example of how things can go wrong when feature films are streamed and estimates that the film lost between $50-$70 million because the movie lacked an exclusive theatrical window over its first ten days of release.
The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy is continuing a coordinated attack on copyright pirates in North America, ensuring that unauthorized services and retailers are held responsible through massive judgments and that their platforms are shut down. Representing more than 140 television channels from Europe, Brazil, the Middle East and South Asia, IBCAP, along with technical services provided by Nagra, is proactively monitoring and identifying unauthorized video services, collecting evidence and assisting with legal actions.
Nagra has been selected by U.S.-based Eventive, a leading platform in virtual cinema, to use Nagra’s forensic watermarking and multi-digital rights management tools to protect every film on its virtual screening platform.
MovieLabs has appointed Spencer Stephens senior vice president, production technology and security.