Ensequence and Civolution have an automatic content recognition (ACR) product integration to enable the synchronization of TV content with interactive content on connected devices including tablets and smartphones. The integrated solution – consisting of Civolution’s watermarking technology and Ensequence’s iTV Manager platform – identifies what viewers are watching on their televisions or PCs and enables programmers and content publishers to create, manage and deliver immersive two-screen experiences for TV shows and commercials. (ACR is a hot new topic in technology, according to some panelists at a recent WICT Tech it Out event – For more, click here).
Civolution’s VideoSync second Screen product allows for the automatic identification of the TV channel being watched and the content being played. Upon identification, it enables accurate time synchronization between content played on a TV set and supplementary content on a portable device such as a tablet or smartphone. The Ensequence iTV Manager platform enables the creation of the interactive content and handles the timely and synchronous delivery of the content to trigger real-time interactivity. The watermarking technology used for ACR handles distribution delays seamlessly and also supports time-shifted viewing.