Solutions for

Film & Television

Protect and monetise your assets

TV

53%

Adults use their device for a TV related activity

Adults

56%

Adults own a smartphone

Multiscreen

46%

Smartphone owners use their devices while watching TV on a daily basis

Studios and Production Companies

From feature films to single television episodes, your premium content must be protected from piracy and marketed effectively

Piracy costs the entertainment industry billions every year, but you can take measures to deter and prevent it. Protecting your content from piracy can save you millions by getting in front of it.

NexGuard

From dailies and workprints, to completed feature films and TV episodes, your content is at its most valuable—and its most vulnerable—before initial release.  NexGuard Pre-Release gives you the ability to trace a leak back to its source.

Civolution’s NexGuard is a powerful deterrent to piracy. With the use of NexGuard’s digital watermarks, content owners can trace pirated material to its source, whether it was leaked through pre-release copies, cinema recordings, TV broadcast, or online distribution.

Features and Benefits

  • Scalable, turnkey solutions for file, tape and DVD duplication workflows.
  • Traceability for content leaks in post-production, preview and distribution.
  • Integrated into leading encoding and transcoding products from companies including:Harmonic, Telestream, Amberfin, Digital Rapids, Elemental and Radiant Grid.
  • Allows for distributed management of watermarking workflow, payload generation, and metadata creation.
  • Engineered to the same standards for robustness and imperceptibility as Civolution’s industry-leading digital cinema watermark.
  • Forensic detection service on your premises or in the cloud.

NexGuard

As a Studio or a Production organization, you need to circulate your valuable assets outside your organization prior to official release for content edit, review and promotion. These videos must be protected with forensic watermarking to prevent severe damages should they be leaked.

NexGuard-Streaming embeds an imperceptible and non-removable unique identifier into the video signal during streaming.

It enables Content Providers to confidently offer high-value content which is typically at higher risk for piracy.

Civolution’s NexGuard-streaming removes the need for physical disk distribution (removing shipping delays and production costs) to deliver your screener content. Content can be safely streamed to any device, while a unique forensic watermark is applied to each individual stream, acting as a powerful “psychological DRM”.

Features and Benefits

  • Imperceptible video watermark uniquely identifying each eScreener stream delivered, providing a powerful deterrence against piracy.
  • Robust watermark, detectable after camcorder capture and severe quality degradation (re-compression, …)
  • Support of progressive download, or any adaptive bitrate when combined with a transmuxer.
  • Compatible with encryption and DRM.
  • NexGuard Streaming can create millions of uniquely watermark files in record time.
  • Blind and fully automated watermark detection.

Marketing teams need accurate information and a healthy dose of creativity to promote theatrical releases for a big opening weekend. You should have all the tools available to accomplish a successful release campaign.

Teletrax

Teletrax gives you complete real-time knowledge of where your marketing is landing on television all over the world.  Press interviews, publicity, tie-ins, and standard television buys may not be reaching the audience for your movie.

Teletrax gives an instant global dashboard for your release campaign.

Features and Benefits

  • Know the coverage of your press junket interviews locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Get real-time data on where your television campaign is landing
  • See what other opening films are being advertised around yours

Getting the attention of audiences has become difficult with the multitude of screens that are part of our daily lives. To make your movie stand out you have to find innovative ways to reach people on every device.

SyncNow

Enable the most immersive interactions on Second Screen whatever the distribution channel (cable, satellite, DVD etc to dramatically amplify the performance of your content.

Second Screen applications enrich the content experience and improve the viewer engagement by introducing social and personal dimensions into audio-visual content. The SyncNow technology provides essential features that dramatically increase the value of Second Screen applications:

• Automatic content identification
• Accurate synchronization with content regardless of transit delay, time-shifting or PVR recording

Features and Benefits

  • Passive technology allowing for automatic and transparent content recognition and time-sync
  • Universal technology relying on the audio of the content : independent from the content format/distribution / does not require to point the device to the main screen
  • Very fast time to detection including in noisy environments
  • Support for live produced content
  • High scalability: independent from the transmission path and related transit delay (e.g. cable redistribution or programming by network affiliates).
  • Powerful and easy to implement detection API

Post Production Facilities

The industry’s most trusted watermarking solution is used by the industry’s most trusted service providers

Whether it’s dailies, promos, trailers or a completed feature film, entertainment content is at its most valuable — and its most vulnerable — before initial release. NexGuard Pre-Release gives you the ability to trace a leak back to its source, allowing you to meet your customers’ most stringent security requirements.

NexGuard

Civolution’s NexGuard is a powerful deterrent to piracy. With the use of NexGuard digital watermarks, content owners and their service providers can trace pirated material to its source, whether it was leaked through pre-release copies, cinema recordings, TV broadcast or online distribution.

Features and Benefits

  • Scalable, turnkey solutions for file, tape and DVD duplication workflows.
  • Traceability for content leaks in post-production, preview and distribution.
  • Integrated into leading encoding and transcoding products from companies including: Harmonic, Telestream, Amberfin, Digital Rapids, Elemental and Radiant Grid.
  • Distributed management of watermarking workflow, payload generation, and metadata creation, supporting multiple-customer environments.
  • Engineered to the same standards for robustness and imperceptibility as Civolution’s industry-leading Digital Cinema watermark.
  • Forensic detection service on your premises or in the cloud.

NexGuard

As a post-production company, your studio customers need your help to circulate their valuable assets outside their organization prior to official release for content edit, review and promotion. These videos must be protected with forensic watermarking to prevent severe damages should they be leaked.

NexGuard-Streaming embeds an imperceptible and non-removable unique identifier into the video signal during streaming. It enables Content Providers to confidently offer high-value content which is typically at higher risk for piracy.

Civolution’s NexGuard-streaming removes the need for physical disk distribution (removing shipping delays and production costs) to deliver your screener content. Content can be safely streamed to any device, while a unique forensic watermark is applied to each individual stream, acting as a powerful “psychological DRM”.

Features and Benefits

  • Imperceptible video watermark uniquely identifying each eScreener stream delivered, providing a powerful deterrence against piracy.
  • Robust watermark, detectable after camcorder capture and severe quality degradation (re-compression, …)
  • Support of progressive download, or any adaptive bitrate when combined with a transmuxer.
  • Compatible with encryption and DRM.
  • NexGuard Streaming can create millions of uniquely watermark files in record time.
  • Blind and fully automated watermark detection.

Increase revenues of your content with powerful first or second screens interactions.

SyncNow

Enable the most immersive interactions on Second Screen whatever the distribution channel (cable, satellite, DVD etc to dramatically amplify the performance of your content.

Second Screen applications enrich the content experience and improve the viewer engagement by introducing social and personal dimensions into audio-visual content. The SyncNow technology provides essential features that dramatically increase the value of Second Screen applications:

• Automatic content identification
• Accurate synchronization with content regardless of transit delay, time-shifting or PVR recording

Features and Benefits

  • Passive technology allowing for automatic and transparent content recognition and time-sync
  • Universal technology relying on the audio of the content : independent from the content format/distribution / does not require to point the device to the main screen
  • Very fast time to detection including in noisy environments
  • Support for live produced content
  • High scalability: independent from the transmission path and related transit delay (e.g. cable redistribution or programming by network affiliates).
  • Powerful and easy to implement detection API

Distribution, Promotion Platforms & Syndication

Get the most from your syndication and distribution deals

Industry-leading forensic watermarking solutions for any point in your pipeline.

NexGuard

As VOD movies and TV episodes approach their initial distribution date or broadcast window, this content is at its most valuable—and its most vulnerable. NexGuard Pre-Release gives you the ability to trace a leak back to its source.

Civolution’s NexGuard is a powerful deterrent to piracy. With the use of NexGuard digital watermarks, trusted service providers can trace pirated material to its source, regardless of where in the pre-release pipeline it might have leaked.

Features and Benefits

  • Scalable, turnkey solutions for file, tape and DVD duplication workflows.
  • Traceability for content leaks in post-production, preview and distribution.
  • Integrated into leading encoding and transcoding products from companies including: Harmonic, Telestream, Amberfin, Digital Rapids, Elemental and Radiant Grid.
  • Allows for distributed management of watermarking workflow, payload generation, and metadata creation.
  • Engineered to the same standards for robustness and imperceptibility as Civolution’s industry-leading Digital Cinema watermark.
  • Forensic detection service on your premises or in the cloud.

NexGuard

As a distribution and promotion platforms, your customers need to preview the TV series they will purchase, before their first public airing. These videos must be protected with forensic watermarking to prevent severe damages should they be leaked.

NexGuard-Streaming embeds an imperceptible and non-removable unique identifier into the video signal during streaming. It enables Content Providers to confidently offer high-value content which is typically at higher risk for piracy.

Civolution’s NexGuard-streaming removes the need for physical disk distribution (removing shipping delays and production costs) to deliver your screener content. Content can be safely streamed to any device, while a unique forensic watermark is applied to each individual stream, acting as a powerful “psychological DRM”.

Features and Benefits

  • Imperceptible video watermark uniquely identifying each eScreener stream delivered, providing a powerful deterrence against piracy.
  • Robust watermark, detectable after camcorder capture and severe quality degradation (re-compression, …)
  • Support of progressive download, or any adaptive bitrate when combined with a transmuxer.
  • Compatible with encryption and DRM.
  • NexGuard Streaming can create millions of uniquely watermark files in record time.
  • Blind and fully automated watermark detection.

Increase revenues of your content with powerful first or second screens interactions.

SyncNow

Enable the most immersive interactions on Second Screen whatever the distribution channel (cable, satellite, DVD etc to dramatically amplify the performance of your content.

Second Screen applications enrich the content experience and improve the viewer engagement by introducing social and personal dimensions into audio-visual content. The SyncNow technology provides essential features that dramatically increase the value of Second Screen applications:

• Automatic content identification
• Accurate synchronization with content regardless of transit delay, time-shifting or PVR recording

Features and Benefits

  • Passive technology allowing for automatic and transparent content recognition and time-sync
  • Universal technology relying on the audio of the content : independent from the content format/distribution / does not require to point the device to the main screen
  • Very fast time to detection including in noisy environments
  • Support for live produced content
  • High scalability: independent from the transmission path and related transit delay (e.g. cable redistribution or programming by network affiliates).
  • Powerful and easy to implement detection API

Reaching your audience to promote your syndicated programs requires reaching all relevant markets through many station groups. It is important that this process is streamlined to manage when and where your promos are running against your goals.

Teletrax

TV syndication

For years major networks and syndication groups have used Teletrax to have a full, real-time picture of how promos are being broadcast across all 210 U.S. markets and 60 countries worldwide.

Features and Benefits

  • Take the guesswork out of managing station groups with independent 3rd party confirmation of promo coverage
  • Have up-to-the-minute knowledge of promotional activity across all markets
  • Save time with easy-to-use dashboard that gives you the information you need at a glance

Teletrax

Distribution

You deserve to have real-time information about who is using your content and how much they are using.  Civolution has worked with some of the largest movie and television studios in the world to create maximum ROI on content with Teletrax.  The global Teletrax network of over 2,100 channels in over 60 countries can make this easy for you.

Features and Benefits

  • Invoice licensees quicker with instant, independent confirmation of content use
  • Confirm original airings to greenlight releases on digital platforms such as ITunes
  • Find new revenue by identifying when international networks use your content without having proper licenses and invoice accordingly
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