As pirated content becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish from its original sources, it is essential for businesses to utilize piracy prevention technologies. In its latest market study, ABI Research, a leader in technology market intelligence, uncovers the extent of the direct impact that piracy has on content owners and analyzes privacy prevention technologies and practices to help combat content theft and consumer fraud.
Read ABI Research’s Pay TV and OTT Piracy Prevention Services report.
The report focuses on analyzing piracy impact on video content, specifically within two high-stakes sectors: live sports and television series and films. Specifically, the report finds that sports content is currently, and will continue to be, the greatest focus in privacy prevention due to the inherently high value of sports licensing rights and the time-sensitive nature of the content. The allocation of sports revenue currently accounts for approximately 67% of the privacy prevention market, with ABI Research anticipating its share to rise to 84% by 2020.
“Due to the rise in accessibility of ultra HD and 4K, pirated content is generally of higher quality than years prior,” says Shelli Bernard, Research Analyst at ABI Research. “Because consumers may no longer be able to readily differentiate the legality of their downloaded content, content owners need to remain on guard, relying on piracy prevention technologies to continuously monitor for, and gather evidence of, uploaded pirated content.”
ABI Research analyzes a number of key piracy prevention services, including Civolution, Friend MTS, Irdeto, Kudelski Security and Viaccess-Orca. As many companies are aware that terminating piracy all together will be a difficult feat, the report points to three key practices that businesses and content owners should look to adopt into their current workflows:
“A lot of companies are viewing piracy as a competitor,” concludes Bernard. “Not only are these companies competing against legitimate streaming services, such as Amazon Prime and Netflix, but now also against illegal sites that attempt to generate an abundance of pirated content. The more prevention practices that companies put into place to hinder piracy, the better.”
These findings are part of ABI Research’s Multiscreen Video Middleware and DRM Service, which includes research reports, market data, insights and competitive assessments.
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