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Bridging DRM and CAS

Consumers are increasingly opting for Internet-based over-the-top TV (OTT) over traditional linear TV. However, there is still a large population of consumers of linear TV who have not yet cut the cord and the lure of live sports broadcasting is one key type of content that is likely to keep them there for the foreseeable future.

Linear TV broadcasters will have to embrace both OTT and traditional broadcast networks. With the popularity of OTT, digital rights management (DRM) is supplanting traditional conditional access systems (CAS) as the content protection technology of choice.

The winning content protection technology needs to be future perfect and past-proof. This paper discusses the requirements for such a solution.