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Video Conferencing Applications: Bandwidth Benchmarking

How did the increase in video conferencing applications affect household internet bandwidth needs? We tested Zoom and Teams to find out.

Company News: castLabs completes Cartesian security audit and CyberGRX risk assessment

Via castLabs - 21 May 2021 - Security is of utmost importance to us and the services we provide. For this reason we made sure to update our Farncombe Security Audit® for all of our solutions including DRMtoday, PRESTOplay, and Video Toolkit.

Credential Sharing Mitigation Strategies

How can streaming video providers reduce credential sharing without negatively impacting customer experience?

Cartesian: Geo-Filtering Testing and Watermarking are Key Ways to Mitigate Risks

Via CDSA Online - 12 November 2020 - Geo-filtering circumvention testing, watermarking and credential sharing analytics are three key ways in which media and entertainment companies can keep their content secure, according to Lee Kent, the company’s head of content security.

MESA Media & Entertainment Day 2020

Lee Kent will present on the trends and solutions in content security at MESA's Media & Entertainment Day during the all-new 2020 NAB Show New York Digital Experience.

Why Geo-Blocking Fails and What Service Providers Can Do About It

Content service providers have put in place measures to restrict access to content by geography. However, users are getting around these barriers to access content that is not available in their region. How are users doing this and why do service providers need to stop it?

MESA Europe Events

Join us at MESA Europe’s events to discuss, learn and advance the creation, production and distribution of physical and digital entertainment media.

China DRM Lab’s International Digital Rights Management Innovation and Development Forum

Lee Kent will speak about DRM security audits at the International Digital Rights Management Innovation and Development Forum in Beijing.

Fighting against Digital Piracy in the Streaming Age

With competition intensifying in video streaming, content owners and providers need to be on top of their security measures more than ever before to protect against content piracy. In this article, we review the impact and cover the solutions to prevent, detect, and reduce digital piracy.

Video Watermarking and the Battle against Piracy

Digital video watermark technology is increasingly used by content owners and service providers to protect their content from illegitimate distribution. In this blog post, we discuss applications for watermark technology and how it can be used to combat piracy.

Cartesian at IBC

IBC2019 is a key event in the media and entertainment sector and this year, the focus is on “Consumers First: A new era in media”. Our suite of services help enable, enhance, and protect content distribution throughout the video delivery system, keeping the customer at the forefront.
We are excited to join the over 1,700 delegates and guests expected this year. Are you going? Meet us there!

How Does Credential Sharing Impact Streaming Video Service Providers?

Streaming video subscription sharing can lead to unexpected business costs, legal issues, and lost revenue opportunities for service providers. In this article, we highlight the five main risks related to credential sharing and theft.

Content Protection and the Hidden Extended Network of Streaming Video

In the ongoing battle against content piracy, streaming video account sharing adds another dimension to content protection efforts. In this article, we discuss the main types of credential sharing and the associated risks.

Videonet – Cartesian claims service providers are missing out on streaming subscribers by ignoring credential sharing

Via Videonet – 11 January 2019 - New research by the specialist consulting firm Cartesian, based on a survey of nearly 1,200 American consumers in November, reveals that 27% of consumers access streaming video content using account credentials borrowed or stolen from someone they do not live with.

4rfv – Cartesian release report – How consumers access streaming video: The risks of credential sharing

Via 4rfv – 21 December 2018 – Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue New research from Cartesian shows streaming video providers miss out on subscribers by ignoring credential sharing.

Rapid TV News – Credential sharing costing video providers millions in lost revenue

Via Rapid TV News – 21 December 2018 – More evidence has emerged from specialist consulting firm Cartesian of the potentially huge costs associated with the concept of password sharing for subscription services.

Total Telecom – Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue

Via Total Telecom – 20 December 2018 – What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring.

Broadband TV News – Providers miss out by ignoring credential sharing

Via Broadband TV News – 20 December 2018 – What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring.

Advanced Television – Research: Credential sharing costs millions in revenue

Via Advanced Television – 20 December 2018 – What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring, according to research by specialist consulting firm, Cartesian, which reveals that 27 per cent of consumers access streaming video content using account credentials borrowed or stolen from someone they don’t live with.

StreamingMedia.com – Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue

Via StreamingMedia.com – 20 December 2018 – New research from Cartesian shows streaming video providers miss out on subscribers by ignoring credential sharing.

TV Tech News – Providers miss out by ignoring credential sharing

Via TV Tech Industry News - 20 December 2018 - What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win new subscribers appears to be backfiring.

Cartesian releases report “How Consumers Access Streaming Video: The Risks of Credential Sharing”

Cartesian’s survey report, "How Consumers Access Streaming Video: The Risks of Credential Sharing", references findings from recent consumer research to highlight growing content security concerns for content owners and service providers.

How Consumers Access Streaming Video: The Risks of Credential Sharing

A survey report on how viewers access OTT video and attitudes towards credential sharing, and what CSPs can do to curb password sharing abuse and fraud.

European Content Protection Summit

Cartesian is a Gold Sponsor for MESA Europe's European Content Protection Summit. Rishi Modha will present on credential sharing analytics and David Richards will moderate a panel discussion on tackling piracy revenue streams.
The one-day event brings together representatives from across the content community to share their views and updates on the current security issues facing the industry.

Digital TV Europe – Advances in advertising

Via Digital TV Europe – August/September 2018 – As consumers fragment across platforms, how can advertisers be sure of the value of their investment? Adrian Pennington investigates. In the article, Tim Jacks, Principal, discusses data gathering, audience measurement and analytics insight. Read the article on pages 28-30 of DTVE’s August/September 2018 issue.

Digital TV Europe – WiFi & Multiscreen: Home truths

Via Digital TV Europe – 25 July 2018 – Whole-home connectivity presents both a challenge and an opportunity to service providers. It is a clear pain point for the customer but it is technically difficult to solve and risks creating a huge support challenge.

IBC – European broadcasters unite to fight FAANG

Via IBC – 13 July 2018 – After years of false starts, national broadcasters are now racing to create joint streaming platforms. But are they too late to take on Netflix and Amazon?

Rapid TV News – Cardless security pulls alongside smartcards for video content

Rapid TV News – 13 Sep 2017 – In its Future of Broadcast Cardless Security Revisited report, Cartesian predicts cardless and smartcard security would be equivalent in effectiveness by the end of 2017. Now...

The Future of Broadcast Cardless Security – Revisited

A survey report about how changes in piracy and technology are affecting the implementation of conditional access systems (CAS) in the one-way broadcast network.

4 Ways Pay TV and SVOD Are Converging

Streaming video on demand and Pay TV players are looking across the fence and deploying strategies that mimic the other's traditional business and operational models. In this article, we consider four areas that blur the boundaries and create a new playing field for all.

Future of Mobile Video: Challenges and Solutions

Our presentation updates on the mobile video market for the broadcasting industry, drawing attention to the implications for broadcasters and service providers. “The Future of Mobile Video: Challenges and Solutions” was delivered at the DTG Summit in May 2017. This presentation is based on Cartesian’s “The Future of Mobile Video” survey report released in collaboration with Mobile World Live earlier in the year.

The Future of Mobile Video

Cartesian's mobile video report, in collaboration with Mobile World Live, provides an in-depth analysis into current and future trends of smartphone video consumption – currently the biggest traffic driver on today's mobile and Wi-Fi networks.

Controlling Content Access in a Borderless (Internet) World

This article delves into the challenges that content owners and distributors are facing to meet their licensing and distribution agreements and what can be done about it. Discusses geo-detection, geo-circumvention, geo-blocking, and geo-filtering. Published in M&E Journal, Winter 2016.

Videonet – Cartesian: why it matters that churn is higher for OTT SVOD providers than for traditional Pay TV operators

Videonet – 24 Aug 2016 – Providers of OTT SVOD services generally design their business models such that: (a) the monthly subscription cost is significantly less than a traditional Pay TV provider’s; and (b) the contract does not involve a long-term commitment. Therefore...

Cartesian’s Farncombe Completes Security Assessment of New UHD Blu-rayTM Player for Global Provider of Consumer and Industrial Electronics

LONDON (February 4, 2016) — Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTN) wholly owned subsidiary, Farncombe, has completed its ARC security assessment for a leading global provider of consumer and industrial electronic equipment. The assessment

Farncombe Security Audit expands to review AACS2 implementation robustness for Ultra HD(TM) Blu-ray devices

LONDON (December 8, 2015)  – Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTN), today announced that Farncombe, its wholly owned subsidiary and a recognised leader in digital video, was appointed by AACS LA as the