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Forensic watermarking, web monitoring and piracy take-down support for premium live and on-demand streaming services

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ExpressPlay Anti-Piracy Services

ExpressPlay Anti-Piracy Services incorporates content protection that features web piracy monitoring and legal enforcement for linear, live, and VOD content. The approach combines web piracy monitoring using fingerprinting with forensic watermarking that supports fast extraction of payloads in pirated content. ExpressPlay Anti-Piracy Services enables a holistic live and on-demand content protection. This allows watermarking applications to be managed together with any multi-DRM service including ExpressPlay DRM.

ExpressPlay Anti-Piracy Services includes both client-side and server-side watermarking options using best-of-breed technology. The service extends the end-to-end security envelope beyond DRM by combining watermarking, web content monitoring, and legal enforcement.

Comprehensive content monitoring

The anti-piracy service combines watermarking, web content monitoring and legal enforcement, powered by Friend MTS. The monitoring operates at a massive scale, protecting linear channels, live events and VOD content. The key advantage is the ability to disable illegal live streaming services rapidly.

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Client-side watermarking

The Friend MTS Advanced Subscriber ID (ASiD) service combines content monitoring with client-composited watermarking. The service secures live sports streaming through fast payload extraction to identify illegal content restreaming culprits. The managed service is both effective and convenient for operators.

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Server-side watermarking

Server-side watermarking processing is minimized at points of insertion through a two-tiered processing architecture. It supports multiple watermarking profiles that adjust to the type of content and security requirements per stream. The service meets MovieLabs' Enhanced Content Protection specifications.

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Anti-piracy solutions for the real world

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Global content monitoring and enforcement

The right approach for identifying pirated digital content relies on web crawling tools together with digital fingerprinting technology. The combination enables automatic content recognition to identify licensed content distributed by an unlicensed source. The monitoring service supports enforcement by sending automated and repeated take-down notices to pirate sites and re-streamers.

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Client-composited watermarking

ExpressPlay Watermarking (powered by Friend MTS) offers an optimized Advanced Subscriber ID (ASiD) service for live streaming. This client-composited solution combines high performance watermarking and digital fingerprinting with automated content monitoring and legal enforcement.

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Server-side watermarking

ExpressPlay Watermarking is a comprehensive, fully managed, session-based watermarking solution. The solution uses a technique known as A/B switching. This process uses two watermarked versions of the original content and interleaves them to create a unique content manifest.

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