Content Security Requirements for Multi-Screen Video Services

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Today’s world of digital video is expanding rapidly. Every year brings a new set of devices and even device types, each time with more bandwidth, more computing power, higher-resolution displays, and more portability. Network operators and service providers – including traditional cable and satellite, IPTV, and terrestrial broadcasters (managed networks), as well as Internet-based over-the-top (OTT) services (unmanaged networks) – are racing to keep up with this demand.

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How Apple's VR/AR Headset Compares to Current VR

Article | April 17, 2020

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The crowd still matters for live sports broadcasting

Article | April 17, 2020

At opposite sides of the globe, two top-flight international football events have kicked off over the last week. In semi-vaccinated Europe the month-long Euro 2020 tournament began on Friday June 11th, with 11 countries hosting the competition across Europe. On Sunday June 13th in Brazil (a country which had now lost nearly half a million lives to COVID-19) the 2021 Copa America kicked off, with the final taking place on July 10th2021. While Euro 2020 is taking place in front of reduced capacity crowds of fans in stadiums, the Copa America is being played behind closed doors with entire participating national delegations required to be vaccinated, and delegations limited to 65 members. Euro 2020’s official motto ‘Live it. For Real’ can be taken as a declaration of intent to host a top-flight mass sporting event as close to pre-pandemic conditions as feasibly possible. The criteria for live spectator participation for UEFA (the event organisers) was key to this. UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin confirmed the importance of live spectators at matches in an interview back in March where he stated "We have several scenarios, but the one guarantee we can make is that the option of playing any Euro 2020 match in an empty stadium is off the table. Every host must guarantee there will be fans at their games."

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This time Amazon really does have Bond in its sights

Article | April 17, 2020

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Mythical Entertainment

Mythical is an entertainment company, lifestyle brand, and creative collective made up of passionate people brought together by their love of comedy, camaraderie, and the do-it-yourself, direct-to-fan approach to content. Its thousands of popular videos have been viewed nearly 5 billion times across the Internet. Mythical was founded by comedic duo and life-long best friends Rhett & Link, who lead the company in every endeavor.

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