SeaChange, Civolution Team on VOD Watermarks

SeaChange International and Civolution announced an integration and distribution collaboration to offer NexGuard forensic watermarking for premium VOD, critical for cable operators looking to launch Home Premiere services, as mandated by the Hollywood studios to...

SeaChange International and Civolution announced an integration and distribution collaboration to offer NexGuard forensic watermarking for premium VOD, critical for cable operators looking to launch Home Premiere services, as mandated by the Hollywood studios to grant access to early window content.

The NexGuard application for cable VOD includes a content pre-processing phase for streaming in MPEG-2 or H.264, available either as a plug-in for transcoders or as a standalone application to pre-process content already prepared for cable distribution. The solution is designed to be compatible with any VOD streaming server and all CAS and DRM encryption systems. The watermark embedding itself is performed on a per-VOD transaction basis upon streaming the content to the viewer by SeaChange or third-party VOD servers.

The watermark detection from suspected pirate video samples, available through Civolution's web-based automated NexGuard - Detection Service, is intended to help content owners identify the source of piracy with a fast turn-around. Civolution VOD watermarks can be automatically detected without the need for original content.
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