Technicolor joins the fight against pay-TV piracy
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 22-04-2014
Alianza Contra la Piratería, the Latin American organisation against pay-TV piracy, has a new member following Technicolor's announcement that it will add its knowledge to the body whose members include some of Latin America's major operators and networks.
Over 20 different models of Technicolor's set-top boxes (STB) are sold in the region, whose market represents around 70% of its STB sales. In addition, the French company is also focused on content protection.
"With the resources of Technicolor we will get closer to our goals for Latin America," said Michael Hartman, senior VP for legal issues at DirecTV. "Alianza is always expanding, which is essential to fight piracy, an illegal activity affecting the industry, the countries and the consumers."
Barbara Bessolo, Technicolor's president for the Americas, added that "piracy is a very serious issue affecting the region's operators, which is why we are very pleased to participate in Alianza."
The anti-piracy organisation started working over a year ago, and in recent months has been involved with creating new regulations in Ecuador, Uruguay and Colombia. The organisation's members include DirecTV, Telefonica, Sky, Claro and VTR, networks like Discovery, ESPN and HBO and manufacturers including Nagra.