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EU commission votes for content portability

The European Commission has returned a positive vote on content portability, supporting the right of EU citizens to access digital content when traveling across borders within the EU. This move is aimed at reducing content piracy, as it would allow users to access regional online content subscriptions when located outside their member state of residence…. Read More

J:COM uses cloud-based technology for new video-on-demand experiences

J:COM’s cloud-based technology is giving its pay-TV subscribers the chance to enjoy new benefits on their existing set-top boxes As a result of the first deployment in Japan of transformative cloud-based technology, subscribers can use their current set-top boxes to enjoy enhanced web-like video-on-demand experiences. The company has used the cloud to reimagine the VOD… Read More

Netflix found to leak information on HTTPS-protected videos

TCP/IP headers can leak details about what you are watching on Netflix despite HTTPS protection, according to new cybersecurity research. The study, conducted by Andrew Reed and Michael Kranch of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, explored Netflix’s implementation of HTTPS and the ability to identify content information in real-time through the passive capture of… Read More

Netflix considering mobile cuts of its content

The chief product officer for Netflix has revealed that the streaming giant is exploring the possibility of creating differently-edited versions of its own original content to viewers on mobile devices. Speaking to journalists in San Francisco Neil Hunt promised a serious consideration of reframed or otherwise differently cropped versions of Netflix originals which might play… Read More

EU prepares easing of Netflix geoblocking

The European Parliament is finalising legislation which will allow EU residents to access their paid subscriptions for online media – such as video streaming, games and music – whilst visiting other EU countries. It’s a contention that came to a head last summer, when the European Commission accepted compromises offered by Paramount Studios which would… Read More

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