Kudelski-owned digital watermarking specialist NexGuard has struck a deal with home theatre specialist Kaleidescape to provide its technology to secure early-release 4K UHD movies with HDR support on Kaleidescape products.
Forensic watermarking is part of the MovieLabs specifications for enhanced content protection for 4K UHD movies.
Kaleidescape designs and manufactures movie players and servers that connect to high-end movie projectors and displays for home theaters in the home, as well as for superyachts and private jets.
The company’s Movie Store provides a catalogue of mvoies in Blu-ray or 4K UHD quality, available on-demand.
“Kaleidescape’s Movie Store relies on strong relationships we continue to establish with the world’s leading content owners for the highest quality, finest films and TV programming offered to subscribers,” said Cheena Srinivasan, founder and CEO of Kaleidescape.
“Content protection, copy protection, and anti-piracy measures that we implement set the highest bars for premium content. With increasing customer appetite for theatrical content at a premium price, it is important to offer a higher degree of assurance to content owners. NexGuard provides exactly what the content owners are seeking to deter piracy at its source, and to continue to grow our high-quality movie service offerings.”