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Revenue

$110B

Worldwide video service revenue (cable/satellite pay-TV and telco IPTV), grew in the first half of 2013, to $110 billion

Revenues

$490M

Revenues for total transcoders to reach just over $490 million by 2017

Sync

60%

6 in 10 of those who access synchronized content agree it is fun to use

Transcoders and encoders

Content identification functions for file-based transcoders and live encoders

End-customers – service providers, broadcasters, post-production facilities, content producers – want streamlined digital workflows. They expect to perform transcoding and watermarking in one step when delivering content for screening, broadcast or multiscreen distribution.

NexGuard

NexGuard for Pre-Release content SDKs are available for audio and video watermarking. The solution enables imperceptible serial numbering of content copies for end-customers concerned with the risk of content piracy and willing to organize a deterrent against content theft.

NexGuard for Streaming (of content to multiple screens) is available as SDKs for video watermarking. The integration in transcoders or encoders enables the preprocessing of imperceptible marks for downstream identification on a per-user basis upon streaming in OTT, cable or IPTV services to any device.

These media protection solutions supplement encryption and DRM schemes, to secure video content beyond decryption.

Features and Benefits

  • Differentiating feature for your premium end-customers
  • Small processing overhead compared to regular encoding
  • Simple integration as image or audio filter
  • Enables unique capabilities for deterrent against content theft and traceability of individual content copies
  • Workflow with per-copy watermarking typically requires more transcoding or encoding capacity

End-customers – news agencies, marketing agencies, TV content rights owners – want streamlined digital workflows. They expect to perform transcoding and Teletrax encoding in one step when preparing content for broadcast.

Teletrax

Teletrax video watermark embedding is available as an SDK to enable imperceptible identification of video assets.

Civolution’s Teletrax broadcast monitoring service provides advertisers and television content rights owners with instant feedback regarding airings on a global scale.

This media intelligence service offers real-time online reports.

Features and Benefits

  • Differentiating feature for your high-end end-customers
  • Small processing overhead compared to regular encoding
  • Simple integration as image filter
  • Automatically track which video assets are being aired, when, and by whom
  • Get instant feedback on television airings on a global scale

End-customers – TV networks and broadcasters – want streamlined digital workflows. They expect to perform transcoding and NexTracker encoding in one step when preparing content for their catch-up TV service.

NexTracker

NexTracker audio watermark embedding is available as an SDK to enable imperceptible identification of video assets made available on catch-up services.

Civolution’s NexTracker technology provides TV-audience rating organizations with the ability to automatically report about viewership from multiscreen OTT replay services.

This media intelligence solution enables real-time detection in people meters.

Features and Benefits

  • Differentiating feature for some of your top end-customers
  • Small processing overhead compared to regular encoding
  • Simple integration as audio filter
  • Automatically report which video asset is being watched by a panelist
  • Enable reporting on viewership from multiscreen OTT replay services

End-customers – creative and sales teams from broadcasters and content rights owners – want streamlined digital workflows. They expect to perform transcoding and SyncNow encoding in one step when preparing content for airing with richer consumer engagement with TV programs and brands.”

SyncNow

SyncNow audio watermark embedding is available as an SDK to enable imperceptible identification of live or pre-recorded video assets.

Civolution’s SyncNow technology performs automated content recognition of TV shows and commercials being watched on the main screen, for use in Second Screen applications.

This media interaction solution provides the creative and sales teams of broadcasters and content rights owners with the ability to produce richer consumer engagement with TV programs and brands.

Features and Benefits

  • Differentiating feature for your trendsetter end-customers
  • Small processing overhead compared to regular encoding
  • Simple integration as audio filter
  • Automatically recognize content and synchronize Second Screen interactive applications
  • Enable richer consumer engagement with pre-recorded TV programs

Multiscreen content delivery platforms

Session based identification functions for premium VoD and live multiscreen services

End-customers (service providers, premium channels) and content rights owners (movie studios, sports leagues) need to tackle illicit redistribution of live and VoD content. They want session based identification when delivering content to 4K/UHD connected TVs, PCs, game consoles and tablets.

NexGuard

NexGuard for Streaming (of content to multiple screens) is available as SDKs for video watermarking. The integration in ABR multiscreen delivery platforms enables the final smart-embedding of imperceptible marks on a per-user basis upon streaming in OTT or cable services to any device.

For OTT services, streaming over the internet can be done through any CDN. For MSO’s multiscreen services, processing can be done in their own edge servers. Beneficiaries range from pay-TV services with exclusive live sport events to VoD services with early release window or 4K/UHD quality.

These media protection solutions supplement encryption and DRM schemes, to help protect video content beyond viewing.

Features and Benefits

  • Differentiating feature for your high-end end-customers
  • Insignificant processing compared to regular ABR streaming with targeted advertising
  • Simple integration in manifest, origin or edge servers
  • Available for VoD and live multiscreen delivery
  • Enables unique and scalable capabilities for deterrent against content theft and traceability of individual streaming sessions

D-Cinema Mediablock Vendors

Forensic marking functions to make DCI compliant servers and projectors

The movie industry faces significant piracy arising from in-theatre recordings. Hollywood studios and movie theatre networks have agreed upon the DCI specification for digital cinema systems. Among content security features, digital watermarking is mandatory to enable both image forensic marking and audio forensic marking.

NexGuard

Civolution provides IP and an SDK for efficient integration of watermarking capabilities in mediablocks to enable DCI-compliant servers and projectors.

NexGuard for D-Cinema content is available to integrate audio and video watermarking. The solution performs imperceptible identification of theater screen and date-and-time of projection.

This media protection solution contributes to tackle piracy upon theatrical release of feature films.

Features and Benefits

  • Mandatory feature for DCI-compliant equipment
  • Implementations for FPGA and DSP
  • Simple integration as image and audio filters
  • Enables unique capabilities for deterrent against content theft and traceability of individual projections

Second Screen app developers

More engaging and richer interactive content for TV programs and commercials.

End-customers – broadcasters, content producers, marketing agencies – want truly engaging Second Screen experiences in relation with their TV shows and commercials. They expect user interactions in the context of the primary content sequence being watched.

SyncNow

Second screen applications can be enhanced with automated content recognition and synchronization capabilities. For existing or upcoming TV shows and live sport events, creative teams can enrich the video content with extra synchronized information on the companion devices. The richer user experience on the tablet or smartphone works whatever the TV reception method – satellite, cable, or terrestrial – and even in case of time-shifted viewing from the user’s DVR.

Civolution’s SyncNow automated content recognition solutions allow creative teams to design companion applications for tablets that become TV content-aware.

These media interaction solutions enable richer engagement with TV programs and commercials. SyncNow is already widely used for TV formats such as game and talent shows, kids programming, live sport and more.

Features and Benefits

  • Differentiating feature for your trendsetter end-customers
  • Automated video content recognition and synchronization based on the content audio track of live or pre-recorded TV shows
  • Enables automatic check-in for users watching a TV show
  • Interactive application on the companion device becomes content-aware, capable of displaying synchronized information and interactions
  • Synchronized play-along works even in case of time-shifted viewing (recorded, pause/resume on DVR, or catch-up OTT service)
  • Short-time calls to action are accurate even with major difference in TV transmission latency (amid DTH, cable, IPTV and terrestrial)
  • ACR allows the second screen app to collect TV viewing data for analytics
  • High scalability, ease of integration, and light computation on iOS and Android companion devices
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