Nagara-4 ? So with this update they will be able to watermark the video, so if the channel gets streamed by a pirate they can identify the source, shut it off, and possibly even sue the subscriber leaking the channel.
In a move that it says paves the way for Ultra HD content licensing, NAGRA has launched anyMARK, a secure framework for implementing, controlling and updating watermarking technologies.
Together with other enhanced content protection requirements recommended by MovieLabs, the research and development joint venture started by the six major motion picture studios, NAGRA believes that watermarking is poised to become one of several key technologies that will enable pay-TV service providers to acquire rights to exclusive, high value content like Ultra HD, and better track, and shut down illegal redistribution of exclusive linear content, like live sports.
Applicable for both company-proprietary and third-party solutions, anyMARK is designed to ensure that the watermarking software is implemented according to the NAGRA Advanced Security Certification (NASC) guidelines to protect it from tampering while guaranteeing a consistent implementation across set-top box models.
The solution is also controlled by the NAGRA anyCAST Security Services Platform (SSP) for the selective application of the watermark to the desired content. Its watermarking algorithm can also be securely updated by the NAGRA anyCAST SSP if required in order to stay one step ahead of content pirates. Kudelski Security – whose team of 150-plus security and anti-piracy experts has more than 20 years of experience in fighting pay-TV piracy – will also provide the forensic monitoring, investigation and response services to track down illegally distributed premium content and have it removed.
Commenting on the launch, Sam Rosen, practice director TV & video at ABI Research, said: "NAGRA is taking a secure system-level approach to Ultra HD content, including watermarking ... NAGRA is partnering with established watermarking companies, who have established trust with video content providers, and adding value through secure implementation and control of the watermarking system at the front-end, and forensic tracking services at the back end. We believe this approach – when implemented together with other MovieLabs requirements - will ensure pay-TV providers can license the highest value content for their broadcast and on-demand services."