Keeping pirates out of the living room: The future of content protection

The second in our series of Technology Pathfinders forums for 2017
17th May 2017, 6-7.30pm followed by drinks and networking
One Alfred Place, London WC1E 7EB

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Content piracy is often described as a many-headed hydra – cut off one head, and three others emerge in its place. However, many industry participants feel that the problem is becoming ever more complex and challenging for video content owners and rights holders. As consumers increasingly watch video on a range of connected devices, broadcasters and operators have less control over the hardware and operating systems, opening the gates to hacked IP streams and pirate software. The industry is working to crack down on online piracy, including Amazon’s ban on ‘fully loaded’ Kodi boxes – but media executives are asking what more can be done to protect and secure their content. As it becomes increasingly easy to access pirate content in the comfort of your own living room, how best can the media industry act to protect revenues?

What challenges does piracy present today in the UK media market? What will be the big new developments and trends over the next few years – and what will be the impact on broadcasters, pay-TV providers and media companies? How can providers monitor and act against piracy as it becomes ever easier to share content online and access it on a range of devices? What is the role of technology solutions in supporting legal enforcement? Where in the ecosystem will the next major threats emerge – and what could companies be doing now to address them?

The panel will include a range of technical and operational executives from within the major studios, home entertainment, pay TV and broadcasting as well as leading tech providers. We are delighted to have confirmed panellists Rob Pinniger, Associate Director of content security and anti-piracy at Virgin Media/Liberty Global, Trevor Albery, VP of content protection and analytics at Warner Bros.Marianne Grant, Representing the Motion Picture Association and the “Get it Right” Campaignwith more to be announced shortly.

To confirm your attendance at this invite-only Technnology Pathfinders event, please RSVP on our Eventbrite page. Any queries can be addressed to pathfinders@mtmlondon.com. The event will commence promptly at 6pm, running through to 7.30pm, followed by drinks and networking at the bar. This event is free and invite-only and limited to 80 senior executives from the broadcasting and media industries.

If you would like to find out more about the evening, you can read our event summary.

This event is kindly sponsored by Babcock International