Have you ever noticed the seemingly random, often irritating, set of numbers that appear, from time to time, on your TV screen while watching live match or shows? They automatically appear and disappear on the screen. Do you know what those numbers are and what they mean? Well, those set of numbers actually has a reason behind it!
The numbers that appear in the corner of our television screen are a part of anti-piracy measures taken by channel providers. The numbers are unique for every region and are generated using an algorithm by the channel. Once generated, these unique numbers are inserted into the video streaming at random points so that it can’t be taken down using video processing algorithms.
Thus, by using these unique numbers, the company or the content providers can track down the place of recording or people responsible for capturing content off-air and replaying it over the internet or on any other means without permission.