Platform PR Client NexGuard

NexGuard tracks Content Pirates at CABSAT

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Dubai, March 1st, 2016 – NexGuard, the leading provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate the power of forensic watermarking in tracking pirates and protecting revenues at CABSAT 2016 (March 8-10, Dubai World Trade Center).

NexGuard solutions enable the content industry to better prevent the illegal redistribution of content on unauthorized streaming websites, a trend which represents $750 million in lost revenue in the region every year according to the recent IDC “Piracy in the Middle East and Africa” report.

Chrys Poulain, Sales Director Middle East and Africa at NexGuard, explained: “Piracy is the worst kept secret in the region, significantly reducing the content industry’s revenues. At CABSAT, we will demonstrate that integrating forensic watermarking is a very easy step forward for content owners, producers and distributors who want to offer the best experience to their subscribers without compromising on content protection. Our solutions, which are easy to integrate with existing content workflows, create a single identifier for each piece of content, which can easily be traced to its source to prevent the unauthorized redistribution of high value media, such as premium sports or cinematic productions.”

The NexGuard product portfolio includes:

  • E-Screeners: the solution designed for physical discs or electronic screeners ensures that original content is protected in the production and pre-distribution stages. The demonstration will feature an e-Screener solution that streams pre-release content to a mobile device and a laptop.
  • PayTV Set-top-Boxes (STBs): already deployed in 20 million devices worldwide, the on-device watermarking solution is compatible with VOD and live services delivered via satellite, cable or IPTV. The demonstration will feature a PayTV Set-Top-Box with NexGuard watermark insertion as well as live watermark detection.
  • Pre-release UHD content with HDR: developed for studios looking to offer life-like images to consumers, the solution integrates with all the current standards to ensure that the highest value content can be fully secured. The demonstration will feature a camcording of a watermarked clip on an HDR TV, showing how the watermark can be retrieved to find the source of illegal redistribution, even under a camcorder attack.

Used for over 10 years by Hollywood studios to help track pirates, NexGuard forensic watermarking has been recognized by a Technology and Engineering Emmy® award at CES 2016, demonstrating the central role played by the solution. Following the publication of the recent MovieLabs specifications, the studios are also making forensic watermarking a key security requirement for any operator providing early release or UHD/4K content, which several operators in the Middle East already offer or are planning to introduce in the near future.

Note to editors: If you’d like to meet NexGuard at CABSAT 2016 (Dubai world Trade Centre, 8-10 March 2016) or to find out more about the company’s solutions, please contact Segolene Roche of Platform PR:, or +44 207 486 4900.



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.