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Protect your premium content across broadcast and multiscreen services

NexGuard forensic watermarking solutions are used by major pay-TV operators and direct-to-consumer services to deter and combat piracy, especially for premium VOD and live sports.
Take action against piracy
Commercial piracy is a growing problem for pay-TV operators and direct-to-consumer services, especially in the areas of premium VOD and live sports, where pirated content can be easily promoted, distributed and illicitly streamed over the internet. In this context, the ability to mark content and determine the source of a content leak quickly and efficiently is key to take effective anti-piracy action.
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Watermarking that fits your needs
NexGuard forensic watermarking solutions support traditional pay-TV and OTT services, covering linear broadcast TV, live streaming and VOD. Watermarks can be embedded on a session basis on the server-side using NexGuard Streaming or on a subscriber basis in the client device (pay-TV set-top box or OTT streaming device), using either NexGuard PayTV or NexGuard QuickMark, providing pay-TV operators and direct-to-consumer services with the right tools to deter and combat piracy.
Premium VOD: comply with enhanced content protection requirements
NexGuard forensic watermarking provides protection for early release and 4K Ultra HD/HDR content, helping pay-TV operators meet the MovieLabs enhanced content protection specification and Hollywood studios’ requirements.
Live sports: actively fight against illicit content sharing
NexGuard forensic watermarking protects the business model of live sports events for content owners and pay-TV operators by identifying piracy sources and shutting them down quickly. Solutions are optimized to enable an automated process with turn-around time of just a few minutes.
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NexGuard watermarking solutions for pay-TV operators and direct-to-consumer services:
NexGuard PayTV

NexGuard PayTV embeds a subscriber-specific forensic watermarks in a managed Pay-TV client device (set-top box or smart TV). It is supported by all the major chipset vendors and requires no additional video processing on the server side.

NexGuard Streaming

NexGuard Streaming is pre-integrated with streaming servers and CDNs, and embeds a session-specific forensic watermark for both OTT VOD and OTT live channels. It works with any OTT streaming device and client application, removing the need for any device-side integration. It scales easily to millions of concurrent sessions with CDN caching and works with all common streaming formats and DRMs.

NexGuard QuickMark

NexGuard QuickMark provides client-side embedding of forensic watermarks in open OTT streaming devices (e.g. PCs, mobiles, tablets). It has been optimized for live sport events where the detection within minutes of a content leak and shut-down of the source is critical to combating piracy. NexGuard QuickMark can be deployed on any OTT streaming device through a simple integration with any secure OTT video player.

NexGuard Detection Service

The NexGuard Detection Service is a cloud-based service, provided by NAGRA, for the detection of NexGuard forensic watermarks. It is fast, highly scalable and fully automated, meeting the needs of users who require occasional or continuous live detection in conjunction with an anti-piracy service.

NAGRA Anti-Piracy Services

NAGRA’s world leading anti-piracy services can be combined with the NexGuard forensic watermarking technology and the NexGuard Detection service to provide an effective force against the most advanced content pirates.