IABM Awards for Excellence in Design & Innovation 2012
Civolution SyncNow – Smart Services:
A server-side, content triggering service that provides realtime recognition of broadcast content independent from the broadcaster.
The IABM Awards for Design and Innovation recognise products that offer significant solutions or new opportunities to the broadcast supply industry.
IBC2012 Innovation Award Winner - Content Creation
Second screen app for The Walking Dead
End user: FX UK
Technology partners: Red Bee Media and Civolution
Consumers now routinely using laptops, smartphones or tablets at the same time as watching television. Broadcasters are keen to take this trend and create a new and immersive experience by synchronising a second screen app with the broadcast programme.
Broadcaster FX UK wanted to enhance its audience's experience of post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead, and asked Red Bee Media to develop not just an app but, using technology from Civolution, a means of linking it to the television programme. This uses audio watermarking to keep the two in sync, whether the viewer is watching it as broadcast or on demand
The CSI Awards are one of the most comprehensive and competitive technology awards anywhere in the world, designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, mobile and IPTV sectors. They are organised by CSI magazine and usually held at IBC, Europe’s most important exhibition for the combined broadcast community.
In 2011, Civolution was awarded the best interactive TV technology or Application.
This year, Civolution has successfully been shortlisted for CSI awards, in the following categories:
Best content protection technology - NexGuard – Online Media Delivery
Best interactive TV technology or application – SyncNow
... and has been awarded the Best interactive TV technology or application – SyncNow.
The Red Herring 100 awards highlight the exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Since 1996, technology industry executives, investors, and strategists have valued the Red Herring 100 lists as an instrument for discovering and advocating the most promising private ventures from around the world.
Hundreds of companies are from each region are reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company (financials, CAGR, innovation, customers, IP, etc.). Companies that make it past step 1 and 2 are invited to be part of the final step, the regional Top 100 Forum, where they compete for a top 100 spot.
The TV Innovation Awards are one of the premier endorsements of innovation in television and recognize the most forward- thinking companies creating products and services that are changing the way people watch television.
One of the critical issues facing the TV paradigm of virtually all video content being available anytime, anywhere on the device of choice, is the protection of that content to ensure its producers and distributors continue to receive fair revenues. The industry is cognizant of what happened to the music and video industries, and is anxious not to lose control of its programming and content.
This award category is intended for innovative solutions that help to protect content both during initial delivery and when stored locally.
The Broadband Infovision Awards ceremony provides a great networking opportunity to reinforce relationships with partners, entertain clients or reward staff. It is an opportunity for shortlisted companies and ultimate winners in each category to receive recognition from their peers. Last year’s judging panel was loaded with senior executives from some of the world’s leading operators – making entering the awards an incredibly easy and efficient way of getting technology noticed by the world’s biggest and most influential players.