ContentArmor Press release | 12 April 2021

MEGOGO selects ContentArmor to protect its PVOD service

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MEGOGO, the largest media service in Eastern Europe for streaming videos, audio and TV channels online and ContentArmor, a leading forensic watermarking vendor, announce today that they deploy together forensic watermarking to fight against premium content video piracy of MEGOGO’s media service.

Forensic watermarking consists in adding invisible marks within the video and allows service providers to identify the source of unauthorized content distribution. Forensic watermarking is a content protection technology required by leading studios for Premium VOD and UHD/4K titles as described by MovieLabs in its Enhanced Content Protection specification.

MEGOGO has integrated ContentArmor’s bitstream technology in its private video infrastructure that enables tracing back illicit leaks down to the user account without any modification of the applications and devices used by subscribers to access the service.

«We work every day to make MEGOGO even more convenient and user-friendly. In addition to continuously improving functionality, we are increasing the content supply. For us, as a legitimate service, protecting content from pirates has always been a priority. By expanding the tools for 4K content protection, we will not only improve the work of the legal market but will also be able to offer our users even more exclusive content», says Ivan Shestakov, Chief Innovation Officer at MEGOGO.  

«Over the last months, Premium VOD titles have achieved record audiences over OTT streaming services. Nevertheless, pirate video services did not stay at bay either” says Eric Bénetière, Chief Commercial Officer at ContentArmor. We are delighted to collaborate with MEGOGO and their content partners to further secure their investment in premium video titles”.

MEGOGO is one of the largest media services in Eastern Europe for watching video, TV and listening to audio. The monthly audience is 55 million unique users.  Resource catalog — more than 100 thousand hours of content.  The media service cooperates with well-known studios: FOX, BBC, Sony, Walt Disney, Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and others. MEGOGO changes users’ habits about modern content consumption: TV with interactive features, high-quality movies and cartoons, a content recommendation system based on preferences, its own interactive thematic channels, a separate section with games on Smart TV, thousands of audiobooks and podcasts. MEGOGO is available on Smart TV sets, media players, Apple TV, Android TV, game consoles, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and also on computers. MEGOGO is an entertainment provider that always has something to do for its users. For more information, please visit https://megogo.net/

ContentArmor SAS, is a global provider of content protection technologies for the media and sports industries, from content production to end-user distribution. ContentArmor’s Video Watermarking solution modifies the bitstream directly, resulting in blitz-fast embedding. The technology enables integration at any point of the distribution chain, including CDN edge servers or low computational power CE devices, and requires only marginal additional bandwidth or storage.

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