Irdeto Incorporates AI Into Anti-Piracy Software To Combat Illegal Streaming (SportsTechie)


Dutch cybersecurity company Irdeto has released an updated version of its Piracy Control software solution that could help digital steaming companies protect their product.

Online piracy remains a major problem: an estimated three million people illegally watched the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight last August, and a BBC survey found that 36 percent of Premier League fans watched pirated livestreams. More than half — 54 percent — of millennials reported in a Sport Industry Group survey that they watched illegally streamed sports.

Irdeto’s new platform offers rapid detection capabilities and includes artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to detect logos, text and faces, in addition to video fingerprinting for metadata.

“What the team did was set out to create a large data set of all possible channel logos,” Irdeto vice president of technology Peter Oggel told the UK-based tech site Alphr. “I think we got dozens of channels with hundreds of thousands of samples, that led to a complete training data set of more than three million samples.”