Walking Dead S08 Torrents Have 'Secret Watermarks' To Track Downloads
Walking Dead S08 Torrents Have 'Secret Watermarks' To Track Downloads

Just like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead seasons was also a victim of online piracy and the followers download the illegal torrents in large number. Well, to reduce the chances of illegal torrent downloads, AMC has been putting a secret watermark on the video episodes of TWD S08.

Walking Dead S08 Torrents Have ‘Secret Watermarks’ To Track Downloads

If you remember, just a few days ago, we have seen popular series Game Of Thrones became the victim of hackers. The creators of Game Of Thrones series suffered from huge loss after the episodes were leaked on online sites before the official release date.

Now, the Walking Dead Season 8 was kicked off with the 100th episode. Just like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead seasons was also a victim of online piracy and the followers download the illegal torrents in large number.

If we take a look at previous year’s report, The Walking Dead and The Game Of Thrones were the top 2 most torrented shows. Well, to reduce the chances of illegal torrent downloads, AMC has been putting a secret watermark on the video episodes of TWD S08.

According to the reports from Express.co.uk, the secret watermark will be invisible and are now applied on every AMC episodes before their distribution. Well, AMC had deployed a forensic watermarking solution to all its episodes with the help of Nexguard, a leading digital watermarking technology provider.

With the help of forensic watermarks, AMC will identify and track the source of leaks to find out the chargeable person. Steve Pontillo, AMC CTO said “It is paramount for us to protect our assets when they are at their most valuable”

Well, its worth to note that the new tracking technology doesn’t stop pirates from illegally copying and sharing the episodes online. AMC expects that Nexguard’s system will put some restrictions on its international distributors and subcontractors.

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