Erstream will adopt NexGuard forensic watermarking for its OTT solutions

Neal Romanek
March 8th 2016 at 4:59PM : By Neal Romanek

The Turkish provider of CDN solutions will show off the new integration with NexGuard at this week's CABSAT show

Erstream has deployed NexGuard's forensic watermarking technology into its OTT and CDN offering. The new solution will allow service providers to take a more active role in tackling piracy of content delivered in the cloud and to multiple devices.

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. The Turkish company is a major players in the MENA region and is debuting the NexGuard integration at CABSAT this week in Dubai. 

NexGuard forensic watermarking technology has been widely deployed by 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 also been deployed commercially for UHD and HDR and adopted by numerous OTT service providers. 

“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.