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About Us

Civolution is the leading provider of technology and solutions to identify, manage and monetize media content. The company offers an extensive portfolio of cutting edge digital watermarking and fingerprinting technologies and applications, which are provided by two business units:

  • The Teletrax business unit provides real time TV analytics and synchronized advertisments, servicing the broadcast and digital media industry.
  • The NexGuard business unit is the world leader in forensic watermarking, providing solutions for forensic marking of media assets in pre-release, digital cinema, pay TV and OTT streaming.


The development and widespread adoption of broadband internet, new TV distribution platforms, and enabled devices has made it easier than ever for content owners to reach their audiences, and for consumers to access and consume multimedia content whenever and wherever they choose.

In this new media universe, in which content is constantly getting easier to obtain, save, mash up, share and stream, the potential for illegal copies of content to become accessible for free or outside the scope of a subscription is preventing rights holders and – ultimately consumers – from fully benefiting. Securing media content and setting innovative management systems has become paramount for all the players in the media eco-system, from content owners, rights holders, distributors, and marketers/advertisers to end-users, in helping to build sustainable business streams.

Who are we?

Civolution was  formed in October 2008 as a spin-off of Royal Philips Electronics.  In August 2008, Philips Content Identification, a business unit of Philips Electronics, assumed full ownership of its joint venture Teletrax. The combined entity was spun out of Philips in October giving birth to Civolution.

In July 2009, Civolution took over the Software and Technology Solution from Thomson (Thomson STS), formerly NextAmp.

In December 2014, WPP’s Kantar Media acquired Civolution’s audio watermarking unit supporting Audience Measurement and Second Screen synchronization applications.

What do we do?

Based on watermarking and fingerprinting technologies, Civolution offers a range of products and solutions to help media content owners, rights holders and distributors to better protect, manage and monetize their assets.

Why are we unique?

Civolution draws on more than fifteen years of engineering development and market experience to bring the most robust content identification technologies to the industry. Both its watermarking and fingerprinting technologies are proven and are already widely used by some of the largest media owners in the world.

Civolution is the only company offering such a wide range of applications on a global scale with such a deeply established level of personal and professional service and support.