The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) made two announcements this month. On October 15, ACE announced that Comcast and Viacom have joined the organization, which is dedicated to anti-piracy. Subsidiaries of each of these companies – NBCUniversal and Paramount Pictures respectively – had been existing members; but the parent companies are now all-in.
On October 30, ACE announced that Charter Communications has also joined the organization. ACE also announced the formation of a working group that will focus on unauthorized access to video content.
Why it matters
Strength in numbers is key to fighting video piracy. ACE’s roster of more than 30 members is a who’s who of major media producers and distributors, collaborating to pursue and prosecute industrial-scale pirates around the world. ACE members have announced anti-piracy wins in North America, Asia and elsewhere.