Orange Group subsidiary and security specialist Viaccess-Orca has teamed up with innovation accelerator the b<>com Technology Research Institute to detect video piracy.
The long-term partnership will see the companies work together to develop a dynamic watermarking solution to identify the sources of piracy, with a focus on combating illegal streaming services.
The tracking algorithm solution is designed to enable the real-time digital marking of video streams regardless of what device is used – for example a TV decoder, tablet, smartphone, or web player.
“The emergence of new forms of piracy such as live re-streaming of content on the internet means that we need to provide suitable solutions to our clients,” said Paul Molinier, CEO of Viaccess-Orca.
“This collaboration with b<>com is even more important for Viaccess-Orca in order to offer more innovative anti-piracy services that fit into our broader content security product offering and meet the expectations of content providers and rights-owners.”
b<>com CEO Bertrand Guilbaud said: “Since our creation, we have been working in the field of cybersecurity, and are developing solutions to address the major 21st-century industrial challenge that it represents.
“The arrival of Viaccess-Orca strengthens our strategy, and will enable us to define a broader ambition and provide cutting-edge technologies more quickly on a market that is changing at lightning speed.”
Viaccess-Orca and b<>com’s first technology demos will be available at ANGA COM in Cologne, from June 4 to 6, 2019 in Hall 8, booth K31.