Business Bureau, Qualix partner to fight FTA piracy

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 08 February 2015

Consultancy firm Business Bureau has paired up with Argentinian technology provider Qualix to fight pay-TV piracy through free-to-air (FTA) devices, the most prevalent piracy method in Latin America.

According to both companies, illegally receiving a satellite signal through a pirate set-top box (STB) is not only affecting direct-to-home (DTH) providers, but also programmers and cable operators.

Business Bureau and Qualix are to start offering together audit and intelligence services for companies and public institutions in order to help fighting audiovisual piracy. Through specific reports, analysing and describing the way in which piracy systems work, studying each involved actor and possible ways to stop the pirate distribution, both companies intend to shed some light on the problem.

“There is no invulnerable system, every system can be attacked,” said Horacio Gennari, president of Business Bureau. “Pirates are due to use these vulnerabilities in order to make proffit and companies are fighting them unstoppably, it's a paradigms' fight.”

“Our company is a high tech company with deep knowledge of telecoms,” added Fernando Abad, Qualix director. “We know all the FTA pirate formats and keep up-to-date for their evolution.”