IBC Exhibitors N – O

Stand 1.C81

NexGuard, a Kudelski Group company and provider of forensic watermarking technology and solutions will demonstrate how its forensic watermarking product portfolio helps secure the revenue and livelihoods of the creative and sports industries to protect creativity at IBC 2017.

Content owners, service providers and sports leagues all face increased pressure from unauthorized re-streaming of content, which is costing the creative and sports broadcast industry significant revenue, threatening future production budgets and innovation.

“Piracy is not only threatening the budgets that are driving innovation in the premium content industry today. Beyond the salaries of the stars, it also endangers the livelihoods of the people making the magic happen behind the scenes,” said Harrie Tholen, Managing Director at NexGuard. “At IBC 2017, we will showcase how content protection can deter piracy at every step of the content production and distribution chain. Our solutions help the creative industry to fully focus on creating compelling experiences that consumers crave. At the show, we will demonstrate how easily this can be achieved with the right tools.”

To enable the content industry to better tackle this critical security challenge, NexGuard will demonstrate a variety of products at IBC 2017, including:

  • Forensic watermarking for pre-release or pre-aired content, with the introduction of two new NexGuard products:
    • NexGuard File Delivery, which secures downstream content distribution of mezzanine files
    • NexGuard Network ID, which secures primary distribution feeds for linear TV
  • Forensic watermarking for early-release content, delivered to set-top-boxes or by OTT streaming.
  • Content protection for Live Sports. The demo will feature NexGuard’s subscriber-level watermark insertion as well as pirate service monitoring, identification of rogue subscribers and countermeasure options from NexGuard’s sister company Nagra.

Used for over 10 years by all major Hollywood studios to help track pirates, NexGuard forensic watermarking was recognized through a Technology and Engineering Emmy award, demonstrating the central role played by the solution in the fight against piracy. Following the publication of the MovieLabs specifications for enhanced content protection, the studios are also making forensic watermarking a key security requirement for any operator providing early release or UHD/4K content.

NexGuard works with top tier content producers, broadcasters, Pay TV operators and OTT providers around the world, including all major Hollywood studios; AMC Networks in the US; iQiyi, the largest Internet and mobile video service provider in China; ZEE TV in India; sports leagues and many more. NexGuard also works with the majority of the members of the newly founded Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a new global coalition dedicated to protecting the dynamic legal market for creative content and reducing online piracy.

Forensic watermarking is a process by which a unique identifier can be added to video or audio content. The watermark is designed to remain with the content, regardless of how it might be transcoded, resized, downscaled, captured by camcorder or otherwise altered for distribution.

Harrie Tholen, Managing Director at NexGuard, will also be speaking at the IBC Show Live panel “Protecting media assets and countering cyber threats in the OTT world” held on Monday, September 18th, 15:30 – 16:15 at Content Everywhere Hub, #14.J10.


Booth 8.9D1

Archiving specialist NOA will present its latest groundbreaking solution, StorageConnector for Oracle DIVA, in booth 8.D91 at IBC in Amsterdam.

Based on the StorageConnector management module for NOA’s mediARC™ Archive Asset Management (AAM), the new StorageConnector for Oracle DIVA features Partial File Retrieve (PFR) technology on FFV1 video coding and lets users store to and request from Oracle DIVA Content Storage Management (CSM) archives within mediARC workflows.

NOA is the first company to natively support FFV1 via the Oracle DIVA architecture through low-level integration. When storing to Oracle DIVA CSM by means of the NOA StorageConnector for Oracle DIVA and mediARC, Oracle DIVA CSM acts as a large disk space from which users can transparently request material.

StorageConnector for Oracle DIVA also allows existing Oracle DIVA repositories to make use of NOA mediARC’s Archive Asset Management (AAM) solution as well as other existing Production Asset Management (PAM) and Media Asset Management (MAM) systems. Other advantages for users include significant timesaving when retrieving files as well as the possibility to have multiple file copies in Oracle DIVA CSM, independently from the mediARC structure. In addition, Oracle DIVA CSM can now also work with NOA mediARC as an Archive Asset Management system.

NOA and Oracle recently carried out their first project together at Sharjah Media Corp. in the United Arab Emirates. “SMC runs its production asset management on Oracle DIVA backend in the archive and we are looking forward to working with NOA on future projects,” said Rino Petricola, Vice President, Digital Media Solutions, Oracle.

“We are happy to expand our support for storage content management systems, such as the well-known Oracle DIVA CMS, which is now accessible through our new StorageConnector for Oracle DIVA,” said Christophe Kummer, CEO of NOA. “As a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, we have always been relatively close to Oracle technology, but now all of our customers who already have Oracle DIVA installed can expand Media Asset Management capacities with an Archive Asset Management system such as mediARC.”

NOA StorageConnector for Oracle DIVA runs on standard Windows environments.


Stand 10.C10

Norwia AS (Stand 10.C10), the leading supplier of next generation optical transport products, has announced it will launch new products at IBC to help its customers transition from SDI to IP through a ‘Hybrid Transport Platform’ offering more flexibility at lower costs.

“IBC2017 is a real game changing event for Norwia as we introduce improvements across all of our product lines,” says Tore Steen, Chief Executive Officer, Norwia AS. “We arrive at IBC following a significant increase in traction over the last year, with major ring structure projects and several remote production studios that are available 24/7 – all running on Norwia optical transport platform and the SMC product line.”

“We have also been working closely with one of the largest US telco groups for the transport of sports content and data signals and this alone has led to the installation of 100’s of units in extreme temperature environments with virtually zero failure rate,” Steen added.