Irdeto extends content monitoring through BayTSP buy
14.00 Europe/London, October 24, 2011 By Julian Clover

Irdeto has acquired BayTSP, the search, discovery and anti-piracy company based in Santa Clara, California.

“We see content distribution moving to the internet and a need for new capabilities in technologies and services providing security and solutions,” Pieter van der Honing, vice president corporate development, Irdeto, told Broadband TV News. He explained that the BayTSP technologies would enhance Irdeto’s capability, already present through the Active Cloak technology, to enforce security service to detect where content is being distributed and used across the internet. “BayTSP shares our vision of digital distribution and taking a broad view of entertainment, not just video, but including gaming and live sports.”

Formed in 1999, BayTSP’s customers include Hollywood studios, and other customers such as Comcast, Sony and Toshiba.

In July Irdeto purchased the BD+ technology used to secure content on Blu-ray from the Rovi Corporation, which is also being added to Active Cloak’s capability.