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Content Security Workshop 2016

May 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST

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Content Security Workshop

24th May, 2-5.30 p.m, Courthouse Hotel, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL

Register Button BlueThe subject of security remains high on the agenda for content owners and distributors as well as their industry partners involved in the workflow process. The security threats are many and various and therefore the processes and solutions that need to be employed to avoid content theft and its illegal distribution need to reflect this. Identifying the source of the leaks is also an important element in the fight, helping to prevent further security breaches and bring the offenders to justice.

For those involved in producing and distributing live content, particularly when it involves major sportingContent Security Workshop Website 3 events,  much of the security focus centred on identifying any pirated streams and shutting them down as quickly as possible.

When it comes to movies, most TV programming, music and games, content security is, in a large part, all about ensuring that the title is not leaked ahead of the planned launch date. This requires diligent processes and procedures as well as the employment of ‘state of the art’ technology.

All of the above will come under the microscope during the forthcoming MESA Europe content security workshop as participants from across the industry share their thoughts, experiences and plans for identifying and tackling the security threat.

Among the key topic areas to be discussed will be:

  • Safeguarding Content Workflows
  • Tackling Online Piracy
  • Identifying the Offenders – Watermarking and Beyond!
  • Taking Content Security to the Next Level


Event Schedule

Registration Opens: 1.45 p.m.
Presentation, Panel Sessions & Round Table Discussion: 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Networking Reception: 5.30 p.m.


Programme Outline

Introduction & Outline of Workshop Approach

Content Panel: The Content Security Challenge in Today’s Business Environment

Jim Bottoms, Executive Director, MESA Europe

Monique Richards, Asset Acquisitions Manager, ITV Studios
Alex Pickering, Global Privacy Director, BBC Worldwide

In this opening panel, a number of senior executives from the content community talk about their key priorities and best practices around content security and look at what is being done to keep ahead of the piracy threat in the changing world of entertainment at home and on the move. The impact of new delivery platforms and distribution formats will also feature as part of this discussion.

Open Floor Discussion to set Workshop Objectives

Round Table Working Group Discussions: Safeguarding Content Workflows 

Tables, consisting of up to 10 industry participants, across a range of different interest groups, will be invited to discuss their views and real live experiences in the battle to keep content secure.

Protecting Pre-Release Content 

Discussion Host: 
David Millar, Director of Communications, MESA Europe

Mazin Al-Jumaili, Director of Business  Development- Europe, Zoo Digital

Once the original production has been completed, the sales and promotional process gathers momentum, with awards screeners and promotional clips and copies starting to circulate. In parallel, the localisation process also gets underway, with multiple third parties gaining access to pre-release content in order to hit an increasingly tight schedule. In this next session we hear from someone who has been closely involved  in this sector for many years and learn about what is being done and what needs to be done to prevent the potential disaster of a pre-release leak.

Round Table Working Group 2: Tackling Online Piracy

Introducing the MESA Europe Content Security Council
Jim Bottoms, Executive Director, MESA Europe

Round Table Working Group 3: Taking Content Security to the Next Level

Review of Workshop Outputs, Conclusions & Identification of Next Steps

Networking Reception


For more details about the Content Security Workshop, and to learn about speaking and sponsorship opportunities please contact:

David Millar, E: [email protected]
Jim Bottoms, E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)1525 864 376



Courthouse Hotel

Courthouse Hotel
19-21 Great Marlborough Street
London, W1F 7HL



May 24, 2016
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
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Courthouse Hotel
19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL
London, United Kingdom
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