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Viaccess-Orca teams up with ContentArmor for Ultra HD watermarking

Viaccess OrcaTV technology company Viaccess-Orca has teamed up with watermarking specialist ContentArmor to strengthen the protection of UHD and 4K premium content.

ContentArmor watermark technology has been integrated into Viaccess-Orca’s Sentinel content protection products, including hybrid card/cardless CAS and proprietary DRM products for multiscreen TV.

Viaccess-Orca said that embedding the watermarking agent within its product family would enable operators to meet content owners’ requirements for distribution of HD, UHD, 4K, and HDR premium content on TVs, smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

The joint solution will be showcased as part of Viaccess-Orca’s secure player, Connected Sentinel Player, at Mobile World Congress later this month.

“Hollywood studios are pushing for enhanced security and watermarking of their premium content, making it a necessity for pay-TV operators to adhere to this requirement for high-demand premier content. Partnering with Viaccess-Orca, we’re able to provide operators with the solution they need to assure that UHD and 4K content are protected to the highest regard. Both Viaccess-Orca and ContentArmor are deeply committed to keeping content safe and are trusted by leading operators around the world,” said Eric Bénetière, vice president of marketing and sales at ContentArmor.

“ContentArmor’s unique watermarking solution ensures operational efficiency and addresses legacy devices in the pay-TV operator environment. The use of this technology for TV is gaining momentum, but with smartphones and, notably, tablets becoming more popular as TV viewing platforms, it is also crucial to extend watermarking to the field of companion devices. Adding ContentArmor’s watermarking embedder to our secure player, used by more than 30 operators around the world, was important. Now our customers can offer the most prestigious premium content on mobile devices, including early window movies and new TV series in HD, UHD, and 4K,” said Leonid Berkovich, vice president of marketing products and solutions at Viaccess-Orca.