Advanced Television

SeaWell and Civolution joint security solution

September 13, 2013

Colin Mann @ IBC

SeaWell Networks, a specialist in multiscreen video delivery solutions, has announces a joint multiscreen security solution with Civolution, a provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetising content. The collaboration enhances SeaWell’s multiscreen security framework by adding scalable, per-session watermarking for multiscreen and OTT services.

The joint solution combines the edge-based, per-session encryption capability of SeaWell’s Spectrum Session Delivery Controller with Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking technology. As a result, operators can detect the watermark to identify the source of content theft, and then take action on an individual user basis.

The joint solution identifies each streaming session and creates an imperceptible, uniquely watermarked video stream at the network edge without impacting the viewer’s experience. Each stream is then repackaged for any adaptive bit rate (ABR) format, delivered to the end-user device, and encrypted and protected with DRM on a per-session basis. Through SeaWell’s dynamic manifest manipulation capability, the solution is compatible with targeted ad/alternate content insertion.

“Real-time piracy of premium content can significantly impact pay-TV service providers’ business. It limits the potential of selling high-end subscription packages, introduces a risk of subscriber churn and can lead to revenue loss, “said Jean-Michel Masson, SVP Watermarking Solutions, Civolution. “By combining Spectrum’s per-session based capabilities with Civolution’s unique stream identification, we are introducing a powerful deterrent against piracy, thereby removing this threat.”

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