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Harmonic, Nagra watermarking service for live sports

August 23, 2022

Harmonic and Nagra are teaming to improve content protection for live sports streaming with a new watermarking-as-a-service offering.

Nagra NexGuard forensic watermarking is now integrated with Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud SaaS platform, offering content owners and service providers a streamlined solution for protecting premium content at scale during live sports events.

“A significant rise in piracy during live sports events has fuelled the need for stronger content protection solutions,” said Eric Gallier, vice president, video customer solutions at Harmonic. “By integrating Nagra NexGuard forensic watermarking on our VOS360 cloud SaaS platform, we are offering a simple, automated, scalable and event-based anti-piracy solution to safeguard live sports content.”

“Fighting piracy and illegal content sharing is critical for sports rights owners to preserve their revenue streams on premium content,” said Sebastian Kramer, senior vice president, business development and product line management at Nagra. “Teaming up with Harmonic, we’re transforming content protection of live sports to reduce stream and credential hijacking, creating a robust defence against piracy with innovative solutions from our Active Streaming Protection framework that include forensic watermarking.”

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