Last week, Piracy Monitor reported on how a group of European sports leagues and rights holders identified and verified the distribution infrastructure behind beoutQ, a video pirate located in the Middle East.
One of the legitimate broadcasters victimized by beoutQ’s piracy is beIN Media, a distributor of sports programming with worldwide reach. This week, Videonet’s John Moulding interviewed beIN’s Executive Director of Technology, accompanied by Synamedia’s Sales VP for EMEA, for their perspectives.
What it means
The damage to beIN Media (and other broadcasters) due to satellite and streaming piracy has been well documented. While beIN Media has complemented traditional video security measures with piracy detection, threat analysis and anti-piracy countermeasures – and while the satellite piracy has been interrupted – the IP video piracy persists, making anti-piracy a job that never ends.
It’s interesting to note that beIN is working with Synamedia while the sports leagues had earlier reported a study done by MarkMonitor. This underscores the need for everyone in the media ecosystem – from end users, back through the distribution infrastructure, and all the way to the rights holders, content originators, their respective technology suppliers, even regulators and government agencies – to work together against the common threat of piracy.