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BBC Studios’ content security director to head fight against piracy

Alex Pickering elected chair of the Content Delivery and Security Association

Alex Pickering, content security director for BBC Studios, has been elected chair of the Content Delivery and Security Association.

He will direct the strategy for the Association’s mission of providing global community engagement around content protection solutions and information services for media and entertainment.

At BBC Studios Pickering is responsible for the production and distribution company’s global content slate, including international hit shows such as Doctor Who,Top Gear and Seven Worlds, One Planet.

Pickering said: “The global TV and film industry is thriving and I’m looking forward to ensuring that the CDSA engages with, and supports, every aspect of the content community worldwide to drive security best practice, maintain robust standards, and continue to educate organisations everywhere.”

Content advisor companies of the Association include Bad Robot Productions, British Telecom, CBS, Channel 4, ITV, Marvel Entertainment, Netflix, Sky, Virgin Media, The Walt Disney Company and WarnerMedia.