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BeIN Black Flags Formula One for Not Protecting Broadcasters from Piracy


As widely reported, BeIN Sports has opted out of the bidding for the Formula One television rights in the Middle East region. The main reason for their decision was that

GeoGuard Presenting at the MESA Europe Content Protection Summit, London


GeoGuard will be presenting a session on “How to Stop Geo-Piracy and Geolocation Fraud via VPNs and DNS Proxies” at the MESA Europe Content Protection Summit, London on November 14th

Light is Streaming Through Eleven Sports’ FA Blackout Strategy


In September, Eleven Sports aired Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao on its UK OTT streaming service, in a clear breach of the long-standing blackout restriction placed on UK broadcasters by the

GeoGuard at SMPTE 2018


GeoGuard will be presenting a session on “Stopping Geolocation Fraud Via ‘Rented’ Residential IPs to Protect Territorial Content Rights” at the SMPTE Conference in Los Angeles on October 25! If you’re attending

GeoGuard at IBC 2018


The GeoGuard team will be attending IBC 2018 in Amsterdam, discussing the latest threats caused by VPN-based geolocation spoofing and how our solutions help studios, rightsholders and premium OTT broadcasters enforce the

Does Content Have Value If You Don’t Protect It?


In an article recently published in OTT Executive Magazine, content licensing veteran Hugh Dobbie asks a simple question: Does content have value if you don’t protect it? In the article,

VPN and Proxy Detection – Best Practices for Premium Video Streaming


Excellent article from our partner Akamai on best practices for premium video streaming, discussing the need for rightsholders to protect themselves against unauthorized viewing by enforcing geographical rights through the

GeoGuard shortlisted for the Content Innovation Awards in the OTT TV Technology of the Year category


GeoGuard’s studio approved VPN/DNS Proxy detection solution has made the shortlist for the prestigious Content Innovation Awards in the OTT TV Technology of the Year category. The winner will be

VPNs Used Primarily to Access Geo-Restricted Content


The latest worldwide VPN usage report by GlobalWebIndex identifies accessing geo-restricted entertainment content as still the #1 motivation for VPN users. While preserving anonymity is important for North American VPN users, access to better

England v Tunisia breaks live online viewing records


Congratulations to the BBC, a GeoGuard customer, for breaking their live online viewing record! England’s victory over Tunisia saw three million requests to stream the match online on BBC iPlayer

Press • GeoGuard launches with Akamai Cloud Delivery Platform


GeoGuard’s premium VPN/Proxy Detection now fully integrated with Akamai to offer enhanced anti-piracy tools for online streaming services. June 11, 2018 (Vancouver, Canada) – GeoGuard today announces a new agreement

Blog • BeIN Sports has a Billion Dollar Piracy Problem


BeIN Sports, the Qatar based sports network has a billion dollar piracy problem on its hands and how it plays out could impact the value of sports licensing all over