Methodologies and Mechanisms for Keeping Online Video Secure

Methodologies and Mechanisms for Keeping Online Video Secure (July)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10:00am (PST)

Piracy is a critical concern for both content owners and OTT providers. In many cases, a multi-faceted security architecture is required as part of content licensing. But which mechanisms work best and under what circumstances? From forensic watermarking to DRM to HTTPs, this panel will explore the various methods for securing streaming video and some best practices for deploying different security mechanisms.

Topics Covered

This webinar will address (or addressed) the following:

  1. What is the state of streaming video piracy today? How much is being stolen? Is it a lot? A little?
  2. When DRM first came out, there was a lot of consumer backlash? Are people more comfortable with DRM today? Why or why not?
  3. What are some considerations when implementing DRM? What do content owners and distributors have to keep in mind when selecting this technology?
  4. Does DRM work for live streaming content? What are the pros and cons?
  5. What kind of assurances does HTTPS provide in securing online video? Is this a technology that content distributors should deploy regardless of other kinds of video protection methods they are using?
  6. How does watermarking play into an online video security strategy? Is it a deterrent? Can it prevent stream theft? How is it enforced?
  7. Is there a conflict between adding more security mechanisms to protect streaming content and latency? If yes, how can it be fixed?
  8. Besides DRM and watermarking, what are some other methods that content owners and distributors can (and should) use to protect their content against theft? At the server? At the player?
  9. Are there any ways network operators can help combat stream piracy (i.e., Kodi boxes)?
  10. How does mobile viewership complicate efforts by content owners and distributors to protect their content?
  11. Are there any security technologies that might be coming into play over the next couple of years which would radically change the current environment?


James Kirby

Juan Martinez Puig

Jaap Haitsma

Petr Peterka


This topic was moderated by Jason Thibeault, the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance. You can follow Jason on Twitter @_jasonthibeault.

About the Streaming Video Alliance

The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. You can find out more about membership here.

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