NexGuard to showcase Forensic Watermarking Solutions for Movies and Live Sports at NAB 2015

NAB provides the springboard for the leading provider of forensic watermarking to introduce its latest content security solutions supporting UHD/4K, OTT and cloud-based workflows

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, March 26, 2015 NexGuard, a Civolution company and the leading provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions for protecting media content against illicit redistribution, today announced that it will showcase the latest developments of its NexGuard™ media protection solution at NAB 2015 (NAB booth SU3424). Visitors to the stand will see on-stand demonstrations showing how content owners, distributors and operators can use the unique NexGuard forensic watermarking solution to secure premium content, including live sports and Ultra HD.

Since it was selected for digital cinemas ten years ago, NexGuard’s forensic watermarking has become the technology of choice among Hollywood studios. NexGuard enables service providers to gain the trust of studios and facilitate the distribution of premium content, including Ultra HD, on their VoD and OTT services.

Premium sports are another key asset for operators looking to win and retain subscribers and therefore also another attractive target for piracy. However, the content value window for live sports only lasts for the duration of the event and it is imperative that its value be maintained. NexGuard offers a robust solution that can identify and automatically take down illicit streams while the game is still on.

“The protection of live sports is vital to the content industry and collaboration is continuing to grow in the industry to tackle piracy. NexGuard offers forensic watermarking solutions that protect sports, movies and other valuable content both before and throughout the distribution chain. Our NAB demonstrations show how our forensic watermarking solutions easily integrate with content workflows to protect live and VoD distribution over any platform and service,” said Alex Terpstra, CEO, Civolution.

NexGuard’s on-stand demonstrations at NAB include:

  • Watermarking for Live Sports: showing how Live Sports and other Linear TV can be protected against Internet re-streaming with live watermark detection
  • Premium VoD Watermarking: showing how NexGuard watermarking protects premium VoD content distributed via STB and OTT; the demonstration includes live detection of camcorded Ultra HD content.
  • Watermarking for E-Screeners: NexGuard will demonstrate the simplicity of implementing cloud-based watermarking for e-screener video
  • Real-time watermarking of JPEG 2000/IMF: Showcasing how the watermarking of JPEG2000/IMF in real-time can help mastering and content delivery workflows.