Video technology specialist Synamedia has integrated its security and watermarking solutions with CDN giant Akamai to protect customers’ streaming OTT content.
The company said that the integration of its Streaming Piracy Disruption (SPD) managed service with Akamai’s platform would give rights holders and content owners an added layer of anti-piracy enforcement and revenue protection.
Synamedia EverGuard counter-piracy operations centre predicts which client devices will be used by pirates to leak content and determines the effectiveness of different actions, including quarantining agents and prosecution, to cause maximum pain.
SPD uses watermark injection and verification technologies as well as agents embedded in the headend and client devices.
Synamedia is now a member of Akamai’s Media Technology Partner programme, designed to foster interoperability, and referral agreements between Akamai and third-party solutions providers to give customers a range of options in selecting workflow components that work with Akamai solutions deployed on the Akamai platform.
“When illegal streams are disrupted, particularly during live sports, viewers tend to give up on pirated streams and switch to legal services. Akamai’s platform is used by many of our pay-TV and OTT customers and this integration will strengthen their ability to combat piracy at speed and scale,” said Yael Fainaro, SVP, security at Synamedia.
Amit Kasturia, senior manager of media product management at Akamai said: “Our scalable and secure edge watermarking integrations are intended to help customers identify pirates’ attempts to capture content and minimize illegal distribution. The seamless integration of Synamedia’s intelligence-led security solutions with our platform can offer customers a quicker way of shutting down illegal streams, which is critical for the success of streaming rights for live sports.”
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