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Astream Protect

  Why you should protect your streaming content:

Illegal media downloading levels have hit record levels and are costing the UK economy and media owners £120 billion (E137bn) a year, according to a government advisor group. Its research apparently shows that seven million people in the UK are regularly downloading music and other content from illegal sites, according to The Strategic Advisory Board For Intellectual Property. The report said that higher broadband speeds was contributing to the increased levels and that on one weekday alone during the survey, some 1.3 million people used one file-sharing network to download illegal content.

David Lammy, the intellectual property minister, said: “This is not an issue confined by national boundaries and I am sure that other European Union member states and their copyright industries will find this report of use in the development of policy.”

The intellectual property thinktank reckons between 44 and 79 per cent of global internet traffic is file-sharing, with the problem worse in eastern Europe than the USA. The SABIP paper Copycats? warns: “The scale of the problem is huge and growing.”

Astream have a number of systems to help you protect your streaming video content:

 

Astream Protect Bronze

£50 a month on top of a hosting package. Setup charge £50.

  Video On Demand content only. You get a few different usernames and passwords which you email to your subscribers once they have paid you via your Pay Pal shop. The streams cannot be published on other people’s websites and so your bandwidth usage is protected. The links are obfuscated, changing constantly therefore users must be logged in to get the new link each time.

This cost effective system is unique to Astream.

 

Astream Protect Silver

£150 a month on top of a hosting package. Setup charge £150.

  This system uses a WorldPay shop to take a payment from a customer and then automatically generates a username and random password. This is automatically emailed to the customer and then these details are stored in a database for a period of time e.g 1 day, 1 week, 1 month. The users must type their unique username and password into the login box in the Real media player to watch the streams (The link is protected). The same username and password cannot be used simultaneously since our system will reject duplicate logins.

This is particularly effective for live webcasts. Click for Example

 

Astream Protect Gold

£500 a month on top of a hosting package. Setup charge £500.

  The system includes the Astream Content Management System (CMS) to provide a complete publishing interface for a subscription based website. You can login into a back end and create and delete usernames and passwords yourself. It also lets you make multiple web pages to display your streaming content to your customers. The online shop takes a payment from a customer and then automatically generates a username and random password. The users must type their unique username and password into the website’s login box to get the stream links.
It also obfuscates and changes the VOD stream links to prevent people publishing the content on their own websites, so your bandwidth use is protected.
 

Astream Protect Platinum

£1000 a month on top of a hosting package. Setup charge £1000.

  The latest Microsoft DRM technology V10.1.1 – this Digital Rights Management system give you true Pay Per View and subscription control over your content. e.g Play once, Play for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 1 year. An ecommerce system is included and the system can be used to sell encrypted downloads as well as streams. A full database back end contains the rules for the content delivery and there are controls to set up new content including setting the price. Reporting is also available to show how many streams were purchased. The front end interface allows users to pay for and then watch content. The encryption system is between the Windows Media server and the Windows Media Player Client and so it bypasses the web browser for added security. An online content wrapper allows you to upload encoded content to be encrypted automatically on the server.

Click for Example

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  Support is included in all packages.
 

Astream Geoblocking

  Geoblocking can be either by country or IP address. This is ideal for content owners who only have rights to broadcast content in a specific region e.g. Films or TV channels. Please enquire.

 

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