Nagra has integrated its NexGuard Streaming watermarking solution with Akamai’s intelligent edge delivery platform.
The integrated solution for OTT is designed to bring an added level of anti-piracy enforcement and revenue protection to rights holders and content owners. It will allow them to stop pirated video streams of live sports and premium VOD content in real-time.
“Partnering with Akamai Technologies was a natural evolution to our anti-piracy activities given the global reach and volume of high value content being distributed through their network,” said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, Vice President Anti-Piracy at NAGRA. “The unique combination of our NexGuard Streaming forensic watermarking technology with Akamai’s access revocation ensures rights holders and content owners have a robust and scalable solution to guard against commercial piracy of their high value live and VOD content and enables us to increase the volume of takedowns of pirated OTT streams.”
“The addition of NAGRA to our ecosystem will give Akamai customers more options to tackle the rebroadcasting of stolen streams and reinforces our new access revocation capabilities,” added Amit Kasturia, Senior Manager of Media Product Management, Akamai.
NexGuard Streaming embeds a session-specific forensic watermark for both premium OTT VOD and OTT live channels, including sports. It works with any OTT streaming device and client application, removing the need for any device-side integration.