LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NAB Show 2017 (Booth #SU3116) – Verimatrix, the specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe, today announced two major additions to its forensic watermarking offerings with the availability of the Standalone VideoMark® solution for IP and broadcast networks and the extended server-side watermarking capabilities of StreamMark™ to support adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming. Through the proven VideoMark and StreamMark offerings, Verimatrix equips video service providers with a range of more flexible anti-piracy tools and deployment options that they need to secure and monetize the latest premium content services and delivery methods. These offerings complement the issuance of updated watermarking security guidelines from the Ultra HD Forum where Verimatrix played a leading role.
The award-winning client-side VideoMark solution is now offered in a configuration independent of VCAS™ to provide operators with greater flexibility as they build their multi-layered security platform for all types of premium content services. Also a core component of Verimatrix's next-generation VCAS Ultra™ platform, the Standalone VideoMark solution extends Verimatrix's robust 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 inherently DRM-agnostic and integrates with leading encoder and CDN components to protect unicast over-the-top (OTT) delivery by uniquely marking compressed video files, even if they are encrypted.
"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," commented 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."
VideoMark delivers seamless integration through the extended value of pre-integrated set-top box and smart TV manufacturers and chipset vendors, including Samsung, Broadcom, MStar, HiSilicon, Mediatek, Telechips, Marvel, Amlogic, RealTek and ALi. The deployment of VideoMark's watermarking and extraction capabilities can now be streamlined through the pre-integration of the ViewRight® Secure Player on compatible OTT client devices.
Experts from Verimatrix and Twentieth Century Fox recently led the first installment of the Watermarking Webinar Series. Access the "Protect Against Piracy and Unlock Premium Content" webinar here.
At NAB 2017, Verimatrix will be showcasing Standalone VideoMark and StreamMark at its booth (#SU3116) and will also be participating in the Ultra HD Forum booth (#N1131FP) and the Digital Watermarking Alliance booth (#C3630CS). Schedule a meeting or visit www.verimatrix.com/VideoMark to learn more.
Verimatrix specializes in securing and enhancing revenue for multi-network, multi-screen digital TV services around the globe and is recognized as the global number one in revenue security for connected video devices. The award-winning and independently audited Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) family of solutions enables next-generation video service providers to cost-effectively extend their networks and enable new business models. The company has continued its technical innovation by offering the world's only globally interconnected revenue security platform, Verspective™ Intelligence Center, for automated system optimization and data collection/analytics.
Its unmatched partner ecosystem and close relationship with major studios, broadcasters and standards organizations enables Verimatrix to provide a unique advantage to video business issues beyond content security as operators introduce new services to leverage the proliferation of connected devices. Verimatrix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information, please visit www.verimatrix.com, our Pay TV Views blog and follow us @verimatrixinc, Facebook and LinkedIn to join the conversation.