The National Audiovisual Institute (Ina) has just been awarded the prestigious "Emmy Award® for Technology and Engineering" at the NAB Show 2018 for its Ina-Signature software.
Cn April 8, 2018, Ina received the Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering in the category* "Video Identification Technology to protect content value and copyright" for its Ina-Signature software. With this prestigious award, presented at the NAB Show/Las Vegas during the 69th ceremony, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recognizes the Institute's engineering creativity.
This Emmy Award confirms Ina as an innovative and essential partner for audiovisual and digital platform professionals.
Designed and developed by Ina's Research and Innovation Department, the Ina-Signature software generates a digital fingerprint specific to each video sequence. This fingerprint makes it possible to detect video content and copies of it, even after they have been modified, and to immediately manage exploitation rights.
The Ina-Signature technology is an innovative solution for rights holders and video sharing platforms that want to control the distribution of copyrighted videos.
Since 2011, Ina has gained the trust of many players in the audiovisual industry such as international rights holders (Europacorp, Gaumont, etc.), television channels (TF1, Canal+, M6, etc.), sports leagues (especially major sporting events), but also video sharing sites (Dailymotion) and Internet search and broadcast monitoring providers. Companies specialising in anti-piracy such as Markmonitor also use Ina-Signature to offer their customers integrated services to protect their catalogue or live broadcast events for which they own the rights. The technology is available in software or service ("SAAS") mode.
"I am very proud that Ina receives this prestigious Emmy Award, which reinforces Ina-Signature's position on the international scene as a standard for the protection of audiovisual content and underlines the Institute's commitment to technological and editorial innovation. », says Laurent Vallet, Chairman and CEO of Ina.
"The democratization of intensive computing solutions, associated with content analysis and identification algorithms, is profoundly transforming the media sector, with, in particular, major R&D investments by GAFAM. These solutions make it possible to reinvent "experiences" and "economic models". Mastering these solutions is becoming a challenge for all rights holders who wish to retain control of their content and intellectual property, at a time of datamining and content circulation. », declares Jean-Gabriel Minel, Head of Ina's Research and Innovation Department.
*Video identification technology for content and copyright protection purposes.
Created in 1975, the Institut national de l'audiovisuel (Ina), a public audiovisual and digital company, collects, safeguards and transmits French television, radio and web heritage.
As part of an innovative approach focused on uses, Ina promotes its content and shares it with as many people as possible: at ina.fr for the general public, on inamediapro.com for professionals, at Ina THÈQUE for researchers.
With more than 2,400 documentaries and programmes produced over the past 40 years, Ina has acquired unique experience and know-how in storytelling and visual treatment of archives.
Ina also concentrates expertise skills, a vocation as a media observatory, at the service of excellence and innovation. Finally, the Institute is one of the leading centres for initial and continuing training in audiovisual and new media professions and is establishing itself as a laboratory for research and experimentation.