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Okko Sport selects Verimatrix Watermarking

Russian sports streaming service Okko Sport has selected Verimatrix to provide protection against unauthorised sports broadcasts.

Okko Sport had been seeking a forensic watermarking solution to fight against piracy in a way that was invisible to viewers. As such, the streamer has agreed a deal with Verimatrix to integrate Verimatrix Watermarking, which helps gather real-time information about specific pirated content while also instantly blocking pirated broadcasts.

Oleg Manzha, General Director at Okko Sport, said: “Okko Sport offers users a unique opportunity to watch the English Premier League, MLS, Italian Cup, Bellator and ATP250 tournaments in high quality and with a lot of possibilities – choice of soundtrack, multi-view, fast switching.

“This is a completely different level of user experience and immersion in the sport. I am pleased to announce our collaboration with Verimatrix, one of the leaders in digital content protection. I am sure that thanks to this cooperation, more users will be able to appreciate the benefits of Okko Sport.”

Asaf Ashkenazi, Chief Operating Officer at Verimatrix, said: “Okko Sport’s viewers look forward to some of the world’s most anticipated athletic events. We’re pleased to help streaming services such as Okko to more robustly protect their content as well as their business. With proactive, intelligent anti-piracy technologies, streamers add a powerful layer of deterrence against pirates.”