ALi STB Chipsets Integrate Civolution’s NexGuard Forensic Watermarking to Expand Content Protection

Taipei and Eindhoven, The Netherlands – January 5th, 2016 NexGuard, a Civolution company and the leading provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions, and ALi, today announced the integration of NexGuard forensic watermarking in the lineup of ALi set-top box chipsets. The collaboration provides compliance with the MovieLabs security specifications and enables protection of high value content with forensic watermarking in addition to CAS and DRM systems.

For premium content delivered to the set-top box, NexGuard Technology enables each device to embed a unique, invisible identifier or watermark to any video being played. The watermark remains with the content, regardless of how it might be transcoded, resized, downscaled or otherwise altered for distribution. Robust content protection thereby carries on even after playback begins by the implementation of a means to trace illicit re-distribution back to a specific user account.

“NexGuard forensic watermarking is designed to meet the full array of evolving security challenges that digital media industries face,” said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, SVP Products and Solutions, NexGuard. “This integration provides ALi and its customers with MovieLabs forensic watermarking compliance and the only realistic defence against illicit re-distribution of linear content such as sport events and the illicit file-sharing of premium on-demand content, the greatest security threats facing the content industry today.”

“As a global leader in STB technology, ALi makes every effort to ensure our chipset offerings meet the Pay-TV ecosystem’s most demanding security requirements,” said Daniel Huang, CEO of ALi Corporation. “Adding to a host of robust protection mechanisms with the NexGuard watermarking solution under TEE already enabled on our chipsets, ALi’s latest UHD solutions integrating hardwired NexGuard technology provide a powerful arsenal for rights owners and service providers in the battle against piracy of valuable entertainment content.”

Visitors to CES 2016 are welcome to ALi’s suite, East Tower #579 at Westgate Hotel, for more information on NexGuard-enabled ALi STB chipsets.

 About NexGuard

NexGuard (, a Civolution company, provides the most widely deployed forensic watermarking solutions in the movie and entertainment industry across the globe. Civolution is the leading provider of technology and solutions to identify, manage and monetize media content. The company offers an extensive portfolio of cutting edge digital watermarking and fingerprinting technologies and applications. Follow us on Twitter: @NexGuard and LinkedIn.

About ALi Corporation

ALi Corporation is a leading innovator and developer in the set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) market. By fully leveraging its core expertise in the set-top box industry, ALi solutions are recognized for their high levels of integration, superior performance reliability, premier customer oriented service and compelling cost structure. Hundreds of Pay TV operators have adopted ALi’s solutions worldwide. ALi Corporation was founded in 1987 with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, R&D centers as well as sales offices in Hsinchu, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Geneva, and Seoul, and technical support teams throughout Asia. For more information, please visit


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