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In a bid to further develop technologies that protect video content, Orange Group subsidiary and security firm Viaccess-Orca has announced a collaboration with research institute, technology provider and innovation accelerator b<>com.

bcom viaaccess 17May2019The first step in the long-term partnership what is claimed to be a unique innovation in watermarking that tracks pirates who redistribute illegal streaming services. The companies say that illegal streaming services are proliferating, and the threat is mutating, making it necessary to offer new technologies in order to fight this new type of piracy.

The new tracking algorithm solution is designed to enables the real-time digital marking of video streams, including 4K formats, regardless of what device is used, such as a TV decoder, tablet, smartphone, or web player.

The solution will see b<>com's proficiency in cybersecurity complemented by Viaccess-Orca's expertise in content protection and pirate stream analysis.

“b<>com is particularly proud and happy to count Viaccess-Orca among its members. Protecting content and people for a balanced, ethical use of digital technologies is of critical importance in our view,” said Bertrand Guilbaud, CEO of b<>com. “The arrival of Viaccess-Orca strengthens our strategy and will enable us to define a broader ambition and provide cutting-edge technologies more quickly on a market that is changing at lightning speed

Added Viaccess-Orca CEO Paul Molinier: “The emergence of new forms of piracy such as live restreaming of content on the internet means that we need to provide suitable solutions to our clients. This collaboration with b<>com is even more important for Viaccess-Orca in order to offer more innovative anti-piracy services that fit into our broader content security product offering and meet the expectations of content providers and rights-owners.”