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Content security providers SmarDTV Global and NAGRA have announced a watermarking solution available on conditional access modules (CAM).

NAGRA NexGuard QuickMark 10Sep2018The joint solution is based on a two-step watermarking process, first with the video pre-processing step done by the NAGRA NexGuard PayTV-C watermarking technology integrated into the encoder, and then with the post-processing step done by a lightweight PayTV-C client running into the SmarDTV Module. This two-step approach offers low bandwidth overhead for watermarked content, no additional latency on signalisation and a balance of processing being done by the encoder and by the module, according to the companies.

“Tracing illicit content activity is a necessary and critical first step in fighting today’s greatest piracy challenges, such as the illegal re-distribution of live sports,” said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, vice president of NAGRA Anti-Piracy. “NAGRA is pleased to collaborate with SmarDTV Global to provide a solution working on legacy CI Plus TV & Consumer CI Plus modules.”

Hervé Mathieu, SmarDTV Global  COO, added: “SmarDTV Global has been at the forefront of the CAM deployment with the focus to pro-actively support pay-TV operators’ business and content owners. With more than 10 million CI Plus Modules deployed over the last decade, it is a natural step forward to enrich our products with a state-of-the-art watermarking technology.”