Civolution, Televes partner to secure pay-TV

Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content and Televes, a manufacturer of equipment for the reception and distribution of television signals, have announced the integration and deployment of Civolution’s content protection technology NexGuard with Televes multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadcasting signal distribution system for the global market.

Televes has developed live encoders and modulators that can be deployed and used in the head-end of a MDU broadcasting signal distribution system to distribute the original satellite signals over QAM/COFDM/ISDB-T/IP networks. To ensure that its distribution system is fully secure, Televes has integrated Civolution’s forensic watermarking technology NexGuard into the processors of the chipsets of its encoders.

“The television landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade, and one of the issues caused by developments such as multiscreen are increasingly complex security challenges. Deploying Civolution’s security solution enables us to gain access to the highest quality content and therefore provide the best possible experience for our customers,” said Manuel Martínez, General Commercial Manager of Televes. “The addition of Civolution’s NexGuard to our MDU distribution system greatly reduces the risk of unauthorised access to content, ensuring that content providers and rights owners can rest assured that their most valuable content is fully secure as it is distributed through our head-ends.”

“Content is still king and it is imperative that companies can ensure the safe transmission of premium video content to every screen,” said Alex Terpstra, CEO, Civolution. “Piracy continues to be a very real threat and Televes needs the means to overcome this challenge. By integrating NexGuard with Televes’ MDU broadcasting signal distribution system, we are providing a system that is mutually beneficial for the content provider and the end user.”

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