Erstream integrates NexGuard watermarking

Monday, March 7th, 2016
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Erstream integrates NexGuard’s watermarking solution into its OTT & CDN offering

DUBAI — Erstream is pleased to announce the integration of NexGuard forensic watermarking into its online video delivery platform.

Erstream offers a comprehensive OTT video delivery solution for live and On Demand, which includes multi-bitrate encoding, CDN delivery, edge storage, ingest and content management solutions and is one of the major players in the MENA region.

NexGuard is the worldwide market leader in forensic watermarking; since more than 10 years, its solutions have been widely deployed by all the major Hollywood studio for Pre-release protection, in more than 160,000 movie theater screens worldwide and in more than 20 million set top boxes. NexGuard has already been deployed commercially for UHD and HDR and has been adopted by numerous OTT service providers; the combined Erstream-NexGuard solution is now being deployed commercially in the MENA region for Live OTT.

“Subscriber-level watermarking is increasingly important for premium content” said Ugur Kalaba, CEO of Erstream. “By integrating NexGuard forensic watermarking, our customers can comply with the latest content protection requirements from the top sports leagues and Hollywood studios. By working with the world leader in watermarking, our customers can offer the best content catalog and have the tool to address illegal re-streaming immediately and effectively.”

“At NexGuard, we continue to deploy solutions that protect against illegal re-distribution of content, which is fast becoming the main global security threat facing content owners and distributors,” said Harrie Tholen, NexGuard Managing Director. “Our integration with Erstream, which is particularly targeting live sports, demonstrates how subscriber-level watermarking in OTT services enables our customers to identify piracy down to the subscriber level very quickly and stop illegal streams at their source.”

Meet Erstream and NexGuard at CABSAT from March 8th – 10th in Dubai; you can find Erstream in Hall 4, booth #CD-32 and NexGuard in Hall 4, booth #CD-24.