Importance of broadcast security in times of piracy

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A topic of immense value, usually bypassed by broadcasting companies, is that of security. Security and safety hold cardinal importance in any setup, more so – broadcasting. In recent times, many national and international conventions have given paramount focus to security in broadcasting and production, by means of hosting panel discussions and brainstorming sessions to instigate a sense of responsibility in the minds of broadcasters. 

It is human to presume that a security breach might not happen with oneself, yet, the reality indicates otherwise. The need for security planning is one that applies to TV, newsrooms, radio stations and other media outlets that can, for one reason or another, be targeted by hackers. 

A report by Digital TV Research indicates that the cost of online streaming piracy will reach $52bn by 2022. Five territories – the US, Russian Federation, Brazil, India and UK – were found to be the most avid consumers of illegal piracy websites, with nearly 50% of visits for TV-oriented content and 20% for the latest movie releases. Streaming piracy is a serious threat, both – economically and technologically.

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