Civolution Set for IBC (CDSA)

By Garrett Randall

Civolution is set to share its latest Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) and content protection solutions Sept. 11-16 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam.

Highlights for Civolution at the show include the latest news on the company’s SyncNow ACR technology and new functionality for its NexGuard Streaming suite of content protection solutions.

“The second screen has become an integral part of the TV viewing experience and more content than ever is shared over IP, driving  a new era in content consumption,” said Civolution CEO Alex Terpstra. “Over the past [year] we’ve been working hard to expand the capabilities of SyncNow and NexGuard to help create an ecosystem that is more interactive and secure, which is what we will be demonstrating at IBC this year.”

At IBC, Civolution will demonstrate its third-gen SyncNow technology — deployed on more than 40 second screen apps — which offers scalable, real-time identification and frame-accurate synchronization between live broadcast, VOD and recorded content and interactive apps on second screen devices.

The new SyncNow offering will be on display, with demonstrations of several real-life deployments and collaborative projects, covering games, talent shows, children’s programming and advertising.

For its suite of NexGuard Forensic Watermarking solutions, demonstrations will cover pay TV (which identifies pirated content when it’s re-streamed, transcoded or uploaded to unauthorized media sharing services) and pre-release solutions (for tracking the source of compromised DVD screeners, transcoder plug-ins, standalone file embedders and eScreeners).

Civolution will also use the conference to show off support for industry standards for 4K ProRes and real-time watermarking of IMF/JPEG2000 video, as well as cloud-based watermarking for eScreener videos.

Civolution CEO  Terpstra will host a presentation on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. in Hall 3, where he’ll detail how watermarking enables broadcasters and operators to secure content in the cloud.