Video encryption protects intellectual property rights

August 22, 2013 - 12:29pm
Satellite networks should utilize video encryption devices to prevent unauthorized access.

As multichannel distribution becomes less the exception and more the rule, an increased number of endpoints offers network hackers opportunities to steal satellite video streams for unauthorized viewing. The epidemic of pirated video streams has caused viewer attrition and potential revenue losses up and down the video broadcast system supply chain, from content developers to programmers to service providers. Many countries and public and private sector entities are taking a more aggressive approach to the protection of intellectual property rights, particularly in Europe and among satellite network providers. 

Diversification of content delivery options only serves to make intellectual property rights a grayer area, according to Daily Athenaeum contributor Nicholas Coughlin, but service providers and networks want to protect their investment. Encryption is one of the only ways to stymie unauthorized access to content. A recent market study from ReportsnReports found that the global market for hardware encryption is expected to increase at a 62 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, highlighting the fact that many organizations across sectors are aggressively pursuing cryptography to protect their assets and data.

Satellite networks should utilize receiver decoders that can encrypt and decrypt data so it only works on the devices for which it is intended. Sencore's modular receiver decoder offers a CVB-CI descrambling module with two DVB-CI CAM slots for increased network protection.

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