NexGuard, Ericsson Team on Video Watermarking

At IBC2017 in Amsterdam, NexGuard will announce its Network ID product, launched as a technology partnership with Ericsson ...

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At IBC2017 in Amsterdam, NexGuard will announce its Network ID product, launched as a technology partnership with Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC).

The Network ID solution inserts a unique invisible forensic watermark in primary distribution feeds for linear TV. The watermark is intended to provide clear evidence of the distribution path to determine the source of illegally distributed signals. It also serves as proof of ownership to enable the takedown of pirated streams. The Network ID solution has been integrated with Ericsson's RX8200 Advanced Modular Receiver for satellite distribution applications.

Maurice van Riek, Kudelski Group SVP of content and asset security, said: "Tracing illicit content activity is a necessary and critical first step in fighting today's greatest piracy challenges, such as the illegal re-distribution of live sports. NexGuard is honored to be working with Ericsson to provide a solution that is pre-integrated with today's TV and media industry workflows. Network ID offers a clear indication of the sources of piracy, so that rights holders can focus their anti-piracy efforts where it matters."

NexGuard forensic watermarking adds a unique, invisible identifier to video content. The watermark is designed to remain with the content, even through transcoding, resizing, downscaling, recording by camcorder or any other alteration before illegal re-distribution. The Network ID watermark can be detected through the NexGuard online detection portal.

Demonstrations of Network ID will run at IBC at the NAGRA, NexGuard and Ericsson stands.

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