Key Trends, Use Cases, and Solution Briefs


  • At over $1 billion, so-called pirate subscription Internet Protocol Television (PS IPTV) services represent a large - and lucrative - illicit U.S. industry.

    - NAGRA Kudelski

    Digital Citizens Alliance – Money for Nothing

    This report brings into focus lesser known aspects of the pirate subscription IPTV ecosystem, examining infrastructure, supply chain, revenues and profit margins, as well as ad-financed pirate IPTV service business models. It also raises alarms about how piracy poses personal and financial risks to consumers, from malware spread through pirate apps to distribution of unlawful […]

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  • Piracy Statistics Revealed

    Pirate subscription IPTV service providers pay nothing for the programming they operate with estimated profit margins ranging from 56% (retailers) to 85% (wholesalers).

    The typical wholesaler makes a yearly profit of over $1,345,200 and the average retailer earns yearly profit of over $335,000, according to researcher estimates.

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    In the U.S. alone, pirate subscription IPTV Services generate subscription revenues of $1 billion annually.

    - Digital Citizens Alliance

  • Over 20 years of experience protecting the business models of media industry worldwide.

    - NAGRA

    See How Nagra Secures Your Content

    Fighting piracy today on the scale we see today takes a mix of technical, legal and enforcement action. And for businesses to retain subscribers and protect profitability, they need to take active coordinated steps.

    At NAGRA, we call this ‘defeating piracy through active security’. Using proven technology and services, we work with industry players, to mark, monitor, track, identify and trace content in real-time.

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  • Coalition Fights Together – Are You a Part of This?

    IBCAP – International Broadcasters Coalition Against Piracy – With the evolution of consumer technologies and services, most piracy has shifted to the Internet, accelerating its growth and making pirated content accessible to more people. Content owners, creators and distributors, who would have benefited from an increase in paid viewing, are losing out on huge amounts of revenue.

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    According to research firm Deloitte, global premium sports rights alone will be worth USD 17 billion in 2017, a 12% year over year increase.

    - Deloitte

  • NexGuard forensic watermarking solutions are optimized to enable an automated process with turnaround time of just a few minutes.

    - NAGRA

    Nexguard Forensic Watermarking for Pay TV-Operators – ​Without This Your Risk-Exposure is Huge​

    Piracy is a growing problem for content owners and pay-TV operators, given the ease with which pirated content can be promoted, distributed and illicitly streamed over the internet. This is of particular concern for premium video-on-demand (VOD) and live sport services.

    In order to fight commercial piracy, it is important to be able to determine the source of a content leak quickly and efficiently, so that effective anti-piracy …

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  • Content Piracy: Is it a Game of Whack-a-Mole or Collaborative Cat and Mouse?

    NAGRA’s Tim Pearson argues that the content industry needs to collaborate in order to defeat piracy – that includes content owners, operators and even governments.

    Consumers hunt down content that they’ve had recommended to them via social media, influencer videos or referrals at a pace that would put Sherlock Holmes to shame. But this voracious hunt for content has also changed the…

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    Content and Service Piracy has and will continue to be a major issue for content owners and operators suggest this has been heightened further by the recent Covid-19 outbreak.

    - TVB Europe