AMC Networks signs watermarking deal with NexGuard

AMC Networks has signed a forensic watermarking deal with NexGuard, deploying the latter’s technology at its New York facilities.

AMC Networks, which counts The Walking Dead and Better Call Saul among its most popular shows, has acquired a system to watermark its video content with a unique identifier in post-production, making its worldwide distribution traceable and secure.

“Viewers all over the world demand day-and-date access to their favourite AMC Networks content. It is paramount for us to protect our assets when they are at their most valuable,” said Steve Pontillo, executive vice president and chief technology officer, AMC Networks. “NexGuard’s watermarking technology enables AMC Networks to trace the source of potential illegal copies of each video asset; this enhanced content security is a powerful deterrent against piracy and protects our revenue and that of our distribution partners.”

AMC Networks’ TV channel brands include AMC, WE tv, SundanceTV and IFC.

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