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Security and content protection firm Verimatrix has announced two major additions to its forensic watermarking offerings.

verimatrixThese anti-piracy tools and deployment options complement the issuance of updated watermarking security guidelines from the Ultra HD Forum. The enhancements concern the Standalone VideoMark solution for IP and broadcast networks, and the company has also added adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming support for the StreamMark platform.

The client-side VideoMark solution is now offered in a configuration independent of the company’s core VCAS platform to provide operators with greater flexibility as they build their multi-layered security platform for all types of premium content services. This extends Verimatrix’s video tracking and forensic identification capabilities to work alongside third-party conditional access (CA) and digital rights management (DRM) systems.

The capabilities of StreamMark, Verimatrix’s server-side forensic watermarking solution, have also been expanded to protect premium content delivered via HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and standard DASH ABR formats to enable early release windows and other premium content business models. The solution is said to be inherently DRM-agnostic and integrates with leading encoder and CDN components to protect unicast over-the-top (OTT) delivery by marking compressed video files, even if they are encrypted. This feature is said to be unique.

“Verimatrix has spent more than a decade developing a comprehensive technical approach to forensic watermarking backed by an unmatched partner ecosystem, and we are very pleased to give operators greater flexibility to leverage our video watermarking solutions,” said Verimatrix CTO Petr Peterka.

“The pay-TV market has now matured to a point where the possible uses of watermarking have really expanded. Network delivery architectures are more robust, complete watermarking ecosystems and workflows are established and content owners are very interested in new business models that watermarking can enable. We are excited to work with operators and content owners to push the boundaries on adding forensic watermarking to their security platforms.”