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Nagra expands US antipiracy agreement

NAGRA_KUDELSKIAs part of the expanded agreement, IBCAP and Nagra will implement various strategies including the establishment of a monitoring lab to monitor and detect unauthorised use of IBCAP member content and automated systems to monitor set-top boxes, websites, and other streaming platforms.

Nagra will detect servers providing IBCAP member content without authorisation, including both linear feeds and VOD content, and take actions to have that content removed. The company will also provide investigation services and enhanced litigation support tools.

Nagra’s investigation services will be focused on identifying retailers selling pirate services, educating them about the risks of selling those pirate services, and collecting evidence for future investigations and lawsuits.

IBCAP represents over 30 members and over 130 television channels from around the world, including well-known broadcasters of Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, and Bangla content.

“While anti-piracy measures against mainstream content seem to be an increasing priority for distributors and content owners, no organization was focused exclusively on protecting international and multicultural content. IBCAP was formed three years ago to fill this gap and has achieved significant success through its monitoring and takedown efforts. The expansion of our agreement with Nagra will help us leverage the latest technologies and expertise in content protection and anti-piracy with the aim of putting pirates out of business and replacing them with legitimate providers,” said Chris Kuelling, executive director of IBCAP. “

“Nagra is constantly expanding its portfolio of content value protection technologies and services, and this contract marks a milestone in our commitment to support broadcasters and content creators in the protection of their content from piracy in foreign markets,” said Frederic Guitard, vice-president media security services, Nagra.

“Developing automated, state-of-the-art tools to detect unauthorized streaming – especially on increasingly popular IPTV set-top boxes and Kodi add-ons – helps ensure we can take swift and decisive action against pirates and maintain the value of the services offered to IBCAP members.”

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