Arkena integrates NexGuard’s watermarking solution into its Cloud4Media offering

Paris, November 16th, 2015Arkena is pleased to announce the integration of NexGuard Pre-Release in its Cloud4Media content management platform. Developed by NexGuard (a Civolution company), NexGuard Pre-Release is a watermarking solution for the digital forensic tracking of video assets.

Cloud4Media is a global solution for storage, transcoding and secure content delivery, powered by Harmony, a workflow orchestration engine dedicated to media.

NexGuard Pre-Release solution is based on File Embedder and Manager. The NexGuard File Embedder adds a unique, imperceptible video watermark to each copy of the content. This serial numbering process is fully automated and scalable – all driven by the central NexGuard Manager server and its secure database of watermarking data.

As both the volumes of video content exchanged within the ecosystems of right-holders, broadcasters and VOD platforms and the devices through which content is delivered are increasing, there is a need for additional protection measures. The integration of watermarking solutions enables the full tracking of assets through their lifecycle.

The watermarking technology adds imperceptible digital markers to video signals and assets before or after transcoding. These unique and un-erasable labels enable the tracking of an asset, so that any leaks can be tracked back to their source.

NexGuard Pre-Release is a market-leading watermarking solution that will enable our customers to benefit from a preventative measure against the illegal redistribution of media and additional protection throughout the content production value-chain. NexGuard Pre-Release is able to process all the major file formats, including ProRes and IMF, two of the leading mezzanine formats within the industry”, says François Lignon, VP Product Content Management at Arkena.

The integration of our file-watermarking solution was completed easily, thanks to Harmony’s agile architecture. We’re very happy to bring an additional component to a Content Management solution that is already offering multiple compelling features, commented Jean-Philippe Plantevin, SVP Products and Solutions at NexGuard.

With the integration of NexGuard Pre-Release, Arkena is offering its customers a new content protection service and is reinforcing its Cloud4Media suite as a reference for the management of media workflows.

Meet us from 17th to 19th November, 2015, at TV Connect Africa (Cape Town), booth TV17, and at Satis (Paris) for our experts’ talks: “My TV in the Cloud”, November 17th at 3:00 pm and “Disaster recovery”, November 18th at 12:00 am.

About Arkena

Boasting over 20 years of experience, Arkena is one of Europe’s leading media services companies in the media industry. With a presence in eight European countries and in the U.S, Arkena helps more than 1500 customers, including broadcasters, telecom operators, VOD platforms, content owners and corporations, in managing their linear and on-demand workflows. Arkena provides the know-how, the experience and the expertise that enables them to distribute their content everywhere, regardless of scale and complexity.

In 2014, Cognacq-Jay Image, PSN, Qbrick and SmartJog united under the Arkena brand, thus creating one of Europe’s leading media services organization. Arkena is part of the TDF Group.

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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.

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