Kudelski Group buys Civolution’s NexGuard Labs

Kudelski Group has fully acquired Civolution-owned digital content watermarking firm, NexGuard Labs. The deal will expand Kudelski Group’s portfolio of content protection security solutions for content owners and pay TV operators and will reinforce its existing watermarking technology, anyMARK. : “The acquisition of NexGuard further strengthens our content protection offering and represents a key milestone […]

Intertrust adopts Civolution’s NexGuard watermarking

DRM consortium Intertrust Technologies has added session-based video watermarking from technology provider Civolution’s NexGuard unit to its ExpressPlay DRM service. NexGuard watermarking technology allows copyright holders to identify the source of unauthorised distribution, including after a movie leaves the encrypted digital domain of a DRM system, according to Civolution. ExpressPlay using Marlin DRM is widely […]

NexGuard integrates watermarking in ALi STB chips

Civolution-owned forensic watermarking speclialist NexGuard has teamed up with chipset giant ALi to integrate its technology in ALi set-top box chipsets. According to Civolution, the partnership provides compliance with the MovieLabs security specifications and enables protection of high value content with forensic watermarking in addition to CAS and DRM systems. “NexGuard forensic watermarking is designed […]

Conax teams up with Civolution for watermarking

Kudelski Group-owned content security provider Conax has teamed up with Civolution to demonstrate the use of forensic watermarking for protecting premium content revenues. The solution provides the combined capabilities of a SmarDTV UHD Gateway, integrated with Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking technology and featuring watermark detection services integrated with the anti-piracy services of Kudelski Security’s team […]

ATEME and NexGuard partner for HDR watermarking

Video compression company ATEME and Civolution owned-watermarking technology firm NexGuard will launch a joint solution for the forensic watermarking of pre-release High Dynamic Range (HDR) video content at IBC. The solution is based on NexGuard’s Software Development Kit and is integrated with ATEME’s Ttitan Software Transcoders, to allow customers to identify leaks prior to delivering […]

4C acquires Civolution’s Teletrax

4C has acquired Civolution’s TV analytics and synchronised advertising business Teletrax. Civolution said that he acquisition of Teletrax and its extensive TV monitoring infrastructure covering more than 2,100 channels across 76 countries puts 4C in a position to deliver value for its clients through social and TV advertising and cross-screen marketing campaigns. The full Teletrax […]

Civolution names NexGuard products and solutions chief

Forensic watermarking specialist Civolution has hired Jean-Philippe Plantevin as senior vice-president products and solutions for its NexGuard team. Prior to joining NexGuard, Plantevin held senior management positions at DiviCom/Harmonic, Nagravision and SagemCom. He will be based in NexGuard’s office in Rennes, France. “It’s a very exciting time to join NexGuard and I look forward to […]

STMicroelectronics teams up with Civolution for 4K security

Chipset manufacturer STMicroelectronics and content security and identification specialist Civolution have teamed up to integrate Civolution’s NexGuard forensic watermarking with ST’s UltraHD-4K Cannes and Monaco chipsets to enable the detection of detect unauthorised sharing of digital content. According to Civolution, the addition to NexGuard to ST’s Cannes and Monaco SoCs meets MovieLabs guidelines that require […]

Wuaki taps Civolution for UHD content watermarking

Movie and TV streaming service is integrating Civolution’s content watermarking solution into its platform to help protect its Ultra HD content. Wuaki will use Civolution’s NextGuard content protection technology to roll out session-based watermarking for Ultra HD movies, allowing Wuaki to identify the source of pirated copies. The move comes after Wuaki recently launched […]

Kantar Media buys Civolution’s audio watermarking unit

Audience measurement firm Kantar Media has bought Civolution’s audio watermarking division, giving it access to recognition technology used for measurement and second screen synchronisation. The watermarking unit will be transferred under the leadership of Jean-Michel Masson, with the deal designed to strengthen Kantar Media’s audience measurement technologies and open up “new and exciting opportunities around […]

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