Multiscreen content projection specialist Verimatrix and Samsung Electronics have announced an expanded partnership to ensure the 2017 line of Samsung Smart TVs comply with the UHD and 4K content guidelines set by MovieLabs’ Specifications for Next Generation Video and Enhanced Content Protection. The Verimatrix VCAS Ultra architecture, which includes hardware-based VideoMark forensic watermarking, is integrated with Samsung’s next-generation Smart TV platform to establish a secure chain-of-custody across the UHD ecosystem.
“The proliferation of UHD and 4K content has amplified threats of IP-sourced piracy, putting a direct target on Smart TVs. Therefore, it is essential that emerging technology adopts a balanced, integrated approach built around MovieLabs’ requirements to protect UHD and 4K content,” states Petr Peterka, CTO of Verimatrix. “Samsung’s decision to integrate VideoMark watermarking as part of VCAS Ultra optimally positions its future Smart TVs to secure high-quality content, pushing Samsung ahead in the race against piracy.”