Viaccess-Orca and Harmonic Partner to Optimize Content Protection for Live Sports Streaming

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Viaccess-Orca’s dynamic watermarking technology will be integrated into Harmonic’s VOS360 Cloud SaaS platform

PARIS and SAN JOSE, CA., September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection and advanced data solutions, and Harmonic, the global leader in video delivery solutions, announced today the two companies are joining forces to improve content protection for live sports streaming. VO’s dynamic watermark technology will be integrated into Harmonic’s market-leading VOS®SaaS cloud 360 platform, giving content owners and providers a simple and scalable solution to quickly identify sources of piracy and stop content replay.

“Sports piracy is a dangerous threat to the industry, costing billions of dollars in lost revenue each year,” said Mathieu Harel, Watermarking Product Director at Viaccess-Orca. “By integrating our dynamic watermarking technology with Harmonic’s cloud platform, we’re giving sports content owners and content providers a flexible business model, making it easier and safer than ever to stream live sports content. premium.”

Content owners will be able to use VO’s dynamic watermark as a service on the Harmonic VOS360 SaaS platform for the duration of sporting events. Server-side software can easily be used, on the fly, by new and existing customers.

“The ultimate way to protect live sports content is to use robust watermarking technology,” said Eric Gallier, Vice President, Video Client Solutions at Harmonic. “We are excited to bring Viaccess-Orca’s dynamic watermarking technology to our VOS360 SaaS platform. With this new integration, we offer an automated and scalable event-based anti-piracy solution to protect live sports content. .”

VO’s dynamic watermark detects redistributed content from broadcast networks, IPTV and OTT. Using state-of-the-art technology, operators can identify and remove the rebroadcast source within minutes, which is essential for live sporting events. Blind identification on VO’s dynamic watermarking technology eliminates the need for metadata and allows content providers to automatically detect the block size of the original stream. The fully scalable dynamic watermark can scan millions of devices at once and instantly identify those pirating content.

Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud platform simplifies the delivery and monetization of live sports content at scale, ensuring low latency and pristine video quality up to UHD. Running on three major public clouds, the end-to-end SaaS platform delivers unmatched agility, resiliency, security, and scalability for a superior viewing experience. Based on a pay-as-you-go business model, the VOS360 platform allows operators to pay for watermarking only when needed.

Viaccess-Orca will present its dynamic watermarking technology at IBC2022, September 9-12 at stand 1.A51. Harmonic will showcase its VOS360 platform during one-to-one meetings with IBC2022 attendees at booth 1.B20. To schedule a meeting with Viaccess-Orca, visit https://www.viaccess-orca.com/ibc_2022 and with Harmonic, visit https://info.harmonicinc.com/ibc-2022. More information on the companies’ solutions is available at www.viaccess-orca.com and www.harmonicinc.com.

About Viaccess-Orca

Viaccess-Orca is a leading global provider of OTT and TV platform solutions, content protection and advanced data solutions. The company offers a wide range of innovative end-to-end modular solutions for content delivery, protection, discovery and monetization. With over 20 years of industry leadership, Viaccess-Orca helps content providers and TV operators shape a smarter and safer TV and OTT experience. With its security expertise, VO also helps the digital manufacturing industry protect its assets. Viaccess-Orca is part of the Orange group and the company’s solutions have been deployed in more than 35 countries. For more information, visit www.viaccess-orca.com or follow the company on Twitter @ViaccessOrca and LinkedIn.

About Harmonics

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the global leader in virtualized cable access and video streaming solutions, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high quality streaming and video streaming services to consumers around the whole world. The company has revolutionized cable access networks with the industry’s first virtualized cable access solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit Internet service to consumers’ homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery through innovative cloud and software platforms, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and on-demand content on every screen. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.

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