Solutions for

Operators / MVPD / OTT

Great content means happy viewers

PremiumTV

30%

American homes paid to watch premium TV channels in August 2013, whilst the number of homes signed up to streaming services has risen by 27%

TV Subs

$101m

Cable-like TV subscriptions peaked at nearly $101 million in 2011 but will decline to less than $95 million by 2017

Subscribers

$48

Percentage of total Pay TV subscribers on cable. Another 40% on satellite.

Cable / Satellite / IPTV

Differentiate from the competition and find new revenues upselling your distribution channel

As a broadcast service operator, you invest significantly to secure exclusive content rights to grow your subscriber base. You also continuously invest to deliver content with the best quality of experience. By removing pirate impunity, forensic watermark keep your subscriber base loyal as any illegal sharing can be traced back to the origin set-top box or stream, thus efficiently protecting your return on investment.

NexGuard

High-speed internet service has changed the rules of piracy. Anyone can distribute high quality content with millions of users instantaneously, giving birth to a fast-growing and borderless economy built on illegal re-streaming. Combined with internet monitoring, Civolution forensic watermarking is addressing this new security breach and protecting the PayTV industry.

NexGuard PayTV embeds an imperceptible and non-removable unique identifier in the video signal received by set-top boxes during live broadcast or in the streams delivered via broadband.

Legitimate use of the content is not impacted, but consumers who abuse content by illegal redistribution can be tracked and traced, either live or off-line.

Features and Benefits

  • • Imperceptible video watermark uniquely identifies the content whether viewed on a set-top box receiver, or streamed to any compatible device, providing a powerful deterrent against piracy.
  • • Robust watermark, detectable after camcorder capture and severe alteration or quality degradation (re-compression, …).
  • Protects SD, HD, analog and digital outputs.
  • • Compatible with Digital Rights Management and other content protection technologies.
  • • Blind and fully automated watermark detection.

Deliver exclusive contextual interactions to your subscribers and get new revenues from the TV ads distributed.

SyncNow

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

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

In addition, SyncNow allows you to sync TV commercials with the Second Screen. The concept of TV-Synced Ads is simple: as an ad is being aired on TV, within seconds a corresponding ad appears on your digital screen either social, mobile or online. TV-synced ads enable MVPDs to sync TV commercials with their premium online inventory. This is an unique opportunity for brands to extend the reach of the TV commercial into digital.

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

OTT

Differentiate from the competition and find new revenues upselling your distribution channel

As a OTT service operator, you invest significantly to secure exclusive content rights to grow your subscriber base. You also continuously invest to deliver content with the best quality of experience. By removing pirate impunity, forensic watermark keep your subscriber base loyal as any illegal sharing can be traced back to the origin stream, thus efficiently protecting your return on investment.

NexGuard

High-speed internet changed the rules of piracy. Pirates can distribute high quality content with millions of users instantaneously, giving birth to a fast growing and borderless illegal re-streaming economy. Combined with internet monitoring, Civolution forensic watermarking is addressing this new security breach and protects the PayTV industry.

NexGuard PayTV embeds an imperceptible and non-removable unique identifier in the video signal of the streams delivered via broadband.

Legitimate use of the content is not limited, but consumers who abuse content by illegal distribution can be tracked and traced, either live or off-line if the content is recorded on a cyber-locker.

Features and Benefits

  • Imperceptible video watermark uniquely identifying the content decoded by each set-top box receiver, or the stream delivered to a device, providing a powerful deterrence against piracy.
  • Robust watermark, detectable after camcorder capture and severe quality degradation (re-compression, …).
  • Protecting against screen grabbing or device security compromission.
  • Compatible with encryption and other content protection technologies.
  • Blind and fully automated watermark detection.

Deliver exclusive contextual interactions to your subscribers and get new revenues from the TV ads distributed.

SyncNow

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

• 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
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