Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 13, 2013 – Civolution, the leading provider of technology and solutions for identifying, managing and monetizing content, and Ideal Systems, the leading broadcast media systems integration company in Asia, announce the installation and deployment of the NexGuard forensic watermarking system at Television Broadcast Ltd (TVB) in Hong Kong.
Civolution’s NexGuard – Pre-Release technology gives TVB, one of the leading broadcasters in the region, the ability to forensically watermark their valuable video content with a unique identifier, making its worldwide distribution traceable and secure. TVB has chosen to deploy the NexGuard system using the software plug-ins for their Rhozet transcoder farm for a seamless fit in TVB’s existing content distribution workflow.
“Our distribution partners and their viewers all over the world demand access to TVB content. It is paramount for us to protect our assets, when they are at their most valuable” said TVB’s Garry Kum, Chief Engineer, Technical Services Department. “Civolution’s watermarking technology enables TVB to trace and identify the source of potential illegal copies of a given video asset and provides enhanced content security”
“We are pleased to bring our systems integration expertise to this project and work together with Civolution in this first deployment of NexGuard forensic watermarking at TVB”, says Jim Butler, CEO of Ideal Systems.
“Civolution is committed to providing film and television producers around the world with high quality tools that can protect their assets,” said Harrie Tholen, General Manager, Civolution APAC.
“We are delighted to have been selected by TVB and to cooperate with Ideal Systems to deploy our forensic watermarking technology. We believe that it is important for companies across our industry to work together in deterring content theft for the benefits of all. This project is a perfect demonstration of that commitment.”
Civolution (www.civolution.com) is the leading provider of technology and solutions to identify, manage and monetize media content. The company offers an extensive portfolio of cutting edge digital watermarking and fingerprinting based applications for media interaction (accurate and real-time video synchronization for 2nd screen and smart TVs), media intelligence (audience measurement and media monitoring for television, radio and internet) and media protection (content filtering and forensic marking of media assets in pre-release, digital cinema, payTV and online). Follow us on Twitter: @Civolution.
About Ideal Systems
Ideal Systems is the largest Broadcast Media Systems Integration Company in Asia. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Ideal Group operates offices in Thailand, Taiwan, India, China, and Singapore. Ideal employs over 150 full-time staff throughout Asia, delivering broadcast solutions to all sectors of the media industry. To date, Ideal Systems has built TV Broadcast Facilities that include many DTH Satellite Platforms and Studios. Ideal offers a wide range of services covering all aspects of media projects like solutions architecting, design engineering, and facilities relocation. Ideal Systems has delivered successfully to over 60 playout centres for SD, HD, 3D, News Rooms, and OTT Systems. Additional information about Ideal Systems can be found at www.idealsys.com.
Television Broadcasts Limited, commonly known as TVB, is the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong, established on 19 November 1967. The major activities of TVB are television broadcasting, programme production and other broadcasting related activities such as programme licensing, video distribution and satellite broadcasting etc. TVB now operates 5 television channels, providing free and diversified television entertainment to 2.37 million homes in Hong Kong round the clock. Its flagship channels, the Chinese Jade and English Pearl channels, transmit over 17,000 hours of programming every year. During the prime time viewing hours, Jade and Pearl channels achieve a remarkable average of 94% and 81% of Hong Kong’s television audience share respectively. It is one of the largest producers of Chinese language programming in the world. In addition, many of the Chinese programmes are dubbed into other languages and are distributed to more than 40 countries and 100 cities, accessible to over 300 million households.