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Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic sports streaming partnership

September 1, 2022

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global player providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, and Harmonic, a specialist in video delivery solutions, are joining forces to improve content protection for live sports streaming. VO’s dynamic watermarking technology will be integrated with Harmonic’s market-leading VOS360 cloud SaaS platform, offering content owners and providers a simple, scalable solution for quickly identifying piracy sources and stopping content restreaming.

“Sports piracy is a dangerous threat to the industry, costing billions of dollars in revenue loss every year,” said Mathieu Harel, Product Director of Watermarking at Viaccess-Orca. “By integrating our dynamic watermarking technology with Harmonic’s cloud platform, we are empowering sports content owners and content providers with a flexible business model, making it simpler and safer than ever to deliver premium live sports content.”

Content owners will be able to utilise VO’s dynamic watermarking as a service on the Harmonic VOS360 SaaS platform for the entire duration of sports events. The server-side software can easily be used, on the fly, by new and existing customers.

“The ultimate way to protect live sports content is with a robust watermarking technology,” said Eric Gallier, Vice President, Video Customer Solutions at Harmonic. “We’re excited to bring Viaccess-Orca’s dynamic watermarking technology to our VOS360 SaaS platform. With this new integration, we’re offering an automated and scalable event-based Anti-Piracy solution to safeguard live sports content.”

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