Legacy Devices May be Left Behind in UltraHD Protection Race

Faster-than-expected UltraHD penetration means that content protection is a ‘growing concern’ says ABI Research. As UltraHD content availability rises, studios are demanding stronger protection. The best protection is built into hardware in combination with software security. ABI writes that legacy hardware – including STBs and smart TVs – could face difficulties in playing modern UltraHD content in the future.

Analyst Comment

The better the source content, the easier it is to create high quality illegal content. Content providers will be keen to allow tracking to individual sets if illegal copies are made. (BR)