Online piracy threatens live sports in Latin America and stars in the next Dataxis virtual panel

This coming Thursday, September 17th at 1:00 PM (ART), Dataxis will hold a new virtual panel, focused on how threats that online piracy is causing in live sports broadcasts in Latin America will be discussed. Registration for the event is free and can be done by clicking here.

With this purpose, Nextv Series Latin America will feature a panel of industry experts to star in this debate. They are Alejandro Mercado, CEO at PX Sports; Matias Rivera, CEO at Fanatiz; Gustavo Lerner, Regional Channel Manager for Latam at Verimatrix; and Pedro Freire, Programming Head at TyC Sports. The panel is titled ‘New video sports piracy threats in Latin America’, and will be sponsored by Verimatrix.

Pirate live sports streaming are globally booming with increasingly higher quality and compete with legal broadcasting despite the high cost of sports rights. The development of watermarks has changed the game in the fight against online piracy of live sports. Retransmissions can be detected and blocked automatically. But then, why is online live sports piracy so strong in Latin America?

The virtual panel aims to discuss several topics on this issue, such as new live online and P2P sport piracy; the strength of watermarking in sports; to chase or to block pirates; and failed and successful strategies against online piracy.