NexGuard will showcase the integration of its watermarking technology with Kudelski Groups NAGRA and Conax conditional access systems at IBC (stands 1.C81 and 2.B41). The solution is targeted at pay-TV operators who are spending increasingly high amounts of money to license the rights to premium sports and other events to help them protect […]
NexGuard will showcase the integration of its watermarking technology with Kudelski Groups NAGRA and Conax conditional access systems at IBC (stands 1.C81 and 2.B41).
The solution is targeted at pay-TV operators who are spending increasingly high amounts of money to license the rights to premium sports and other events to help them protect their investment and ensure that their rights are protected and that their revenue is fully maximised. NAGRA and Conax securely integrate and certify the implementation of NexGuard in set-top boxes, and enable their headend systems to control the application of watermarking on a selective basis. The integration will also see fellow group company Kudelski Security add forensic monitoring, investigation and response services to its portfolio of security services for pay-TV operators.
Subscriber-level watermarking is the next frontier in the prevention of illegal re-distribution of premium content, in particular movies and premium sport, which is quickly becoming a serious global threat for premium pay-TV operators, said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, Senior VP of Products & Solutions at NexGuard.
The integration of our technology with NAGRA and Conaxs proven conditional access and Kudelski Securitys services creates a full circle of protection that ensures that pay-TV operators can monetise their content investments effectively, especially as the industry moves to embrace key elements of the MovieLabs Enhanced Content Specification for UHD content, such as forensic watermarking.
As piracy continues to move outside the traditional DVB domain and go online, the Kudelski Group has been actively working to protect our customers interests in many different ways. We are pleased to announce the addition of industry leading NexGuard watermarking to our list of leading edge technology and service solutions for fighting piracy, said Philippe Stransky, Chief Architect for NAGRA.
Our customers already trust us to provide device certification, lifetime device support, security countermeasures and anti-piracy services. With the addition of NexGuard, we demonstrate NAGRAs capability to securely integrate and manage forensic watermarking for all types of content.
Conax is delighted to reveal the integration of NexGuard into our portfolio of solutions for combatting piracy, said Tor Helge Christiansen, EVP & Principle Architect for Conax.
By making NexGuard one of the key technologies available as part of Conax Contego, we are ensuring that our customers will see a strong return on investment for their premium content.
NAGRA and Conax will demonstrate at IBC on booth 1.C81 their NexGuard-enabled watermarking solutions for premium content such as UHD Video on Demand and live sports integrated with SmarDTVs latest 4K UHD set-top boxes.