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Security top trend at IBC, but watermarking makes a solo appearance

Plenty of piracy news and security deals came of out IBC, presenting some positive steps forward for the industry and good news for the technology vendors, but the growing reliance on security can also spell trouble for service providers and their respective CDN suppliers – as networks are burdened with handling more and more components in video content such as forensic watermarking. CDN technology firm Edgeware addressed these issues last week, announcing an integration deal with ContentArmor’s watermarking technology and talked up the case for operators to build out their own CDN architecture. Edgeware’s CMO Richard Brandon broke down watermarking into two methods in our IBC meeting – manifest-based and bitstream-based watermarking. The issue here is that there has to…

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