Content Protection Provider Vobile Joins BASE and DEGI

Content protection provider Vobile has become the newest hybrid member of the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and DEGI: The Digital Entertainment Group International.

The company joins more than 80 BASE and DEGI community members and partners.

Vobile is the global leader in digital content protection and transaction services, servicing the world’s largest platforms, film studios, TV networks, sports leagues, music labels, and other content owners. The company provides SaaS solutions for copyright protection and content monetization, powered by AI technologies.

“We are thrilled to announce that Vobile has joined BASE and DEGI as a member,” Manni Nagi, head of Europe at Vobile, said in a statement. “For more than 15 years, Vobile has been the trusted partner to leading entertainment companies across North America and Asia. We now look forward to offering world-class products and solutions to European content owners and sports leagues. Also, as thought leaders in the entertainment industry, we are excited to partner with BASE/DEGI and their members to share our knowledge and insights in the ever-changing landscape.”

BASE and DEGI link creators, distributors, digital service providers, and audiences on both local and global levels, prioritizing understanding audience behavior and industry progress, shaping how the industry addresses critical issues. Through its dedicated unit within the Industry Trust for Intellectual Property, BASE remains committed to capturing and disseminating insights on piracy behaviors, according to the group. This effort informs sector strategies, highlighting infringement’s broader threats and consequences while educating consumers about the risks associated with IP violations.

“In 2024, a convergence of factors — such as organized piracy, tech-driven ease of infringement, regulatory loopholes, and societal acceptance — poses a significant threat to video copyright,” Liz Bales, chief executive at BASE, said in a statement. “Combatting piracy requires a collective effort, requiring a comprehensive solution involving all facets of the industry. Vobile’s pioneering work in rights management has set a benchmark for safeguarding and advocating for copyright worldwide. Their collaboration fortifies our shared approach outlined in the 2022 ‘Piracy: A Problem Shared’ report, and I’m delighted to welcome them to our ever-growing membership.”

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BASE and DEGI membership provide exclusive benefits, including access to the upcoming DEG Roadshow (with events taking place in Paris, Stockholm, Berlin and London April 23-May 2) and discounted ticket rates for the BASE Awards 2024.

DEG Credits New Initiatives With Drawing 26 New Members This Year

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group is entering its 25th year with an influx of new members, the trade group announced Dec. 2.

The newest DEG members include Altman Solon, Anuvu, BIGtoken, Guts + Data, IRIS.TV, NAGRA, Omdia, Plex, Synamedia, TiVo, Visual Data Media Services, Vobile and ZOO Digital. Spherex also returned as a member of DEG, bringing the number of new DEG member companies to 26 so far in 2021 (a total that includes 12 new members announced at the end of the first quarter).

DEG’s Direct-to-Consumer Alliance (D2CA), created in 2019, and Advanced Content Delivery Alliance (ACDA), new this year, play an increasingly important role in focusing DEG membership for the future and attracting new members across a broad swath of the digital entertainment industry, according to the trade group.

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“DEG’s wide reach across content creators, retailers, platforms and strategic vendors is an important part of its value to members, bringing companies in different industry segments together to work within DEG to advance industry positions and meet common goals,” said DEG chair Jim Wuthrich, president of content distribution for WarnerMedia. “The D2C Alliance and the Advanced Content Delivery Alliance are the latest examples of this community building, and I’m thrilled that so many new members see the value in DEG. I’m happy to welcome all of the new member companies to the DEG community.”

The new ACDA within DEG addresses advancements in technology to enable more and improved content delivery. ACDA member companies are aligned in committees addressing localization, supply chain efficiencies and security, cloud/edge computing and 5G.

The D2C Alliance represents the global direct-to-consumer media industry and supports its members to help create a robust marketplace to lead the new era of content consumption.

“We are thrilled about the expanding participation in DEG of advanced content delivery and direct-to-consumer companies,” said Amy Jo Smith, DEG president and CEO. “I’m grateful that they see the value of membership in DEG, which has been working harder and smarter than ever since last year to provide our members increased opportunities for business collaboration, education and networking.”