200 executives participate in Centre for Content Protection symposium


Mumbai: The Centre for Content Protection (CCP) has announced that more than 200 executives participated in the second annual Digital Future Symposium, an anchor event of the Asia Television Forum co-organized by the CCP and the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

Themed -This Business of Content Protection: Movers, Shakers and Direction-Makers, the event was attended by content owners, producers, media and technology professionals who are working to establish common standards that will allow consumers easy access to television programs and movies whenever and wherever they want them. The Symposium showcased a vision for TV 2.0 that will, for example, use the PC as a jukebox where content can be stored so that people can view it using different devices belonging to one authorized domain as specified by the usage rights associated with it.

"With the current advances in technologies and standards like Content Protection and Copy Management (CPCM), the business of content protection is becoming more and more about ‘domain’ control, which refers to a physical space like the home," said CCP technology director Isa Seow. "The conversations at this year’s Symposium clearly showed that the region’s digital entertainment industry is moving in a direction to give people more of what they want while protecting and fueling creativity as well as driving new revenue streams."

Amongst the highlights of this year’s Symposium was a live demonstration by Fastcom Technology of how consumers can enjoy access to content over multiple devices in their home or in multiple locations within an authorized domain, making it easy for that content to be shown simultaneously on a controlled number of screens, or recorded and then shown at a later time on multiple devices.

"Asian audiences are looking for new ways to enjoy entertainment offerings, and their future-looking attitudes may be key to the acceptance of home networking solutions," said Fastcom Technology managing director Fabrice Moscheni. "I really see Asia as setting the pace for the rest of the world."

"As demonstrated by the large turn out at this year’s Symposium, there is much positive collaborative work being done across sectors and markets to create solutions that enhance the digital media experience. This will maximize the huge investment that has gone in to making the quality content consumers now expect to enjoy both at home and on the go" said MPA president and managing director, Asia-Pacific Mike Ellis. "Our members are dedicated to providing consumers with more choices to enjoy compelling entertainment, and an important part of this is the development of innovative content protection measures. Forums like these are essential to ensuring continued and expanded cooperation that ultimately will result in a ‘win-win’ for everyone."