Irdeto Shields Sports Broadcasters Against Piracy, Security Threats

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Irdeto as a corporate sponsor. Founded in 1969, Irdeto is a digital-platform–security provider with a mission to secure infrastructure and content for its customers, giving them flexibility with a service-oriented approach. Its solutions and services enable content owners and providers to securely deliver media across all screens and devices, as well as allowing platform operators to offer innovative services beyond media.

irdeto_logo-purple-300dpiIrdeto enables sports-television networks and premium sports channels like ESPN, Eurosport, Fox Sports, and Sky Sports to protect and monetize their digital assets while delivering the highest-quality viewing experience to a growing global customer base. Among its sports clients, the company works with Barclays Premier League to support the league’s continued efforts to tackle the illegal redistribution of set-top boxes capable of receiving illegal content streamed over the Internet (IPTV STBs).

“The sports industry has always been on the cutting edge of delivering innovative premium content like 4K/UHD to its viewers through a wide range of devices. However, this approach introduces piracy threats that can devalue a sports associations’ assets, impacting both revenue and reputation,” says Paul Ragland, VP, sales, Americas. “Irdeto has been at the forefront of solving these challenges and securely delivering content across all screens and devices, both in and out of the home. Sports associations like MLB Advanced Media and Premier League partner with Irdeto to protect their valuable content and live events.

“We are excited about being a part of the Sports Video Group,” he continues. “They share the same commitment to solve delivery and security challenges that give sports associations the freedom to innovate.”

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