Harmonic and Nagra today have teamed up to improve content protection for live sports streaming with a new watermarking-as-a-service offering.
Nagra NexGuard forensic watermarking, a key solution within the Nagra Active Streaming Protection framework, is integrated with Harmonic’s market leading VOS360 cloud SaaS platform, offering content owners and service providers a streamlined solution for protecting premium content at scale during live sports events.
Commenting on the development, Eric Gallier, VP, video customer solutions at Harmonic, said: “A significant rise in piracy during live sports events has fuelled the need for stronger content protection solutions.
“By integrating Nagra NexGuard forensic watermarking on our VOS360 cloud SaaS platform, we are offering a simple, automated, scalable and event-based anti-piracy solution to safeguard live sports content”.
Sebastian Kramer, senior VP, business development and product line management at Nagra, added:”Fighting piracy and illegal content sharing is critical for sports rights owners to preserve their revenue streams on premium content.
“Teaming up with Harmonic, we’re transforming content protection of live sports to reduce stream and credential hijacking, creating a robust defence against piracy with innovative solutions from our Active Streaming Protection framework that include forensic watermarking”.