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Synamedia showed off the new service at CES 2019, a technology show that takes place in Las Vegas every year, and explained it looks at various user behaviours to make its assertions. "It allows operators to turn casual sharing into incremental revenue, as well as detect and apply enforcement procedures on fraudulent, for-profit credentials sharing accounts".
Although Synamedia has not declared which companies are now trialling its new scheme, it already sells different services to the likes of Disney, Sky and AT&T.
The company, which sells many different products which all promise to monetize video-streaming, claims to "empower Pay TV operators to deliver new or augmented video services to drive revenues, boldly reach new markets, and deliver exceptional subscriber experiences to consumers". The data includes a range of factors, like where an account is being accessed from, what time it's used, what content is being watched and by what device.
If the platform finds out that the password has definitely been shared with several people, the account might be closed down permanently.
Each service can choose to deal with rule-breakers as they please, for instance by sending them an email asking them to upgrade to a premium service or even shutting down their account. Many casual users will be happy to pay an additional fee for a premium, shared service.
The new platform will use artificial intelligence and machine learning and identify, monitor and analyze the pattern of password sharing. "Real-time dashboards highlight unusual sharing activity including alerts and trend analysis".
The Credential Sharing Insight software is available as a cloud or on-premise offering.
Trials of the machine learning system have already begun, Synamedia revealed.