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bcom and Viaccess-Orca partner up to detect video piracy

Viaccess-Orca a subsidiary of the Orange Group, is partnering with b<>com to advance the development in piracy tracking watermarking, specifically in streaming.

Piracy has had seen significant increases in the streaming age. According to a beIN Sports survey, 3.5 million people in France use illegal streaming sites to watch soccer matches, costing €400 million in revenue.

In an effort to curb this, the teams at b<>com and Viaccess-Orca are working in tandem with the goal of developing a dynamic watermarking solution that addresses the various piracy threats that broadcasters face and make it possible to identify the source of the piracy.

This collaboration is part of a long-term partnership.

Bertrand Guilbaud, CEO of b<>com said: “b<>com is particularly proud and happy to count Viaccess-Orca among its members. Protecting content and people for a balanced, ethical use of digital technologies is of critical importance in our view.

“Since our creation, we have been working in the field of cybersecurity, and are developing solutions to address the major 21st-century industrial challenge that it represents.

“The arrival of Viaccess-Orca strengthens our strategy, and will enable us to define a broader ambition and provide cutting-edge technologies more quickly on a market that is changing at lightning speed.”

Viaccess-Orca CEO Paul Molinier added: “Content protection is critical for  Viaccess-Orca. The emergence of new forms of piracy such as live re-streaming of content on the Internet means that we need to provide suitable solutions to our clients.

“This collaboration with b<>com is even more important for Viaccess-Orca in order to offer more innovative anti-piracy services that fit into our broader content security product offering and meet the expectations of content providers and rights-owners.”  

The first technology demos by Viaccess-Orca and b<>com will be available at ANGA COM in Cologne, from June 4 to 6, 2019 in Hall 8 – booth K31.