Conax tests water with Thomson's NexGuard

From Colin Mann in Amsterdam

Digital TV conditional access solutions supplier Conax is to integrate Thomson's watermarking solution, NexGuard, into its security products. Thomson's NexGuard solution can watermark all forms of broadcast content delivered via IPTV, satellite, cable or terrestrial broadcast and viewed with a digital set-top box.

“Thomson strongly believes in the integration of content protection with watermarking solutions” said Pascal Marie, Thomson's NexGuard product line manager. “Combined, these security tools are not only allowing the tracking of pirated content, but more globally, they are protecting content owners' valuable rights”.

“In large markets where the redistribution of analogue content is a severe problem, our customers will now be able to trace the source of the illegal distribution in a cost-effective way,” added Wictor Nicolaysen, VP Strategic Partner Management at Conax. “Piracy will always be a threat to the entertainment industry and the watermarking technology is crucial in this continuous fight. A complete integrated security measure at all system levels is required for complex Pay-TV operations.”

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