There is a New Effort to Stop IPTV Piracy & Track Down The Operators





Telefónica has announced a new extended partnership with NAGRA, an anti-piracy group hosting a range of tools to keep content collections safe. Together, the companies strive to better collaborate to identify and shut down pirate IPTV services globally, starting with anti-piracy operational expansions in Latin America.

These IPTV services offer live access to networks like ESPN for a fraction of the cost of legal services.

As reported by Torrent Freak, Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, worth about $110 billion. With a big stake in Moviestar and Virgin Media, the company has a wealth of content rights it wants to keep out of reach from global piracy groups.

Anti-piracy groups evolve as anti-piracy protections evolve, so keeping up is a constant struggle for internet and media companies.

“Content piracy is a major concern with a direct impact on our performance. To increase our effectiveness in this ongoing battle, we chose to expand our existing relationship with NAGRA,” said Delia Álvarez, Manager of Global Fraud Prevention at Telefónica. “They have a proven, global capacity to identify and remediate pirate activity. Their threat intelligence provides further value to our Fraud Prevention teams as they seek to identify and disrupt large-scale piracy networks.”

NAGRA’s products include a number of AI-powered analytical systems that provide “innovative ways to identify, monitor, and display pirate activity,” said Telefónica. NAGRA’s system will help Telefónica pick up on patterns of suspicious activity and help locate the source. NAGRA has already implemented its Active Streaming Protection framework with Telefónica and will continue to offer a variety of other protections.

“We are proud to extend our partnership with Telefónica to now include more anti-piracy services,” said Pascal Metral, Vice President of Anti-Piracy Intelligence, Investigation & Litigation at NAGRA. “Helping our customers tackle one of the biggest threats to both their revenues and their significant investments in content is our core focus and we look forward to our services unseating pirates across the Telefónica ecosystem.”

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