Press Release | September 28th, 2016
Paris – New York, September 28th 2016 — Live and time-shifted (catch up, VoD, SVoD, etc.) TV audience measurement is a major challenge for companies in the advertising market (broadcaster, content provider or advertiser). Médiamétrie – the industry leader in media research and TV, radio and Internet audience measurements in France – uses an innovative watermarking technique to measure the audience of any kind of linear and nonlinear TV program. Based on the insertion of tags on the audio channels, this watermark (inaudible for the human ear) enables Médiamétrie to identify which channels are being watched and which TV programs are being played. To ensure the end-to-end availability and conformity of these watermarks, Médiamétrie has selected Witbe’s unique monitoring technologies.
State-of-the-art monitoring technologies for an optimized audience measurement
Witbe has a strong expertise in end-to-end monitoring projects, performed in real, live conditions, as well as a unique capacity to integrate Médiamétrie’s watermarking algorithms. Witbe has therefore been selected by Médiamétrie. Leading the QoE monitoring market for over 16 years, Witbe technologies have already enabled more than 300 clients (Operators and Broadcasters) to measure their video content availability and integrity. By making these technologies compatible with Médiamétrie watermarks detection, Witbe takes a step further and enters the advertising market.
« Thanks to Witbe Robots connected to consumer’s real STBs, we are able to efficiently monitor the availability and the integrity of the watermarks added by our customers in their live and time-shifted TV programs. » said Jérôme Méric, Director of R&D for Measurement Systems at Médiamétrie. He added: « Witbe dashboards enable us to share relevant KPIs with our clients, ensuring our services are as reliable as they are expected to be ».
« We are very happy that Médiamétrie selected Witbe to monitor their watermarking technologies. This initiative aligns perfectly with our OTT and Dynamic Ads Insertion monitoring technologies, already used by many of our customers » said Marie-Véronique Lacaze, co-founder & CEO of Witbe. « We are convinced End-to-End monitoring is key to the Dynamic Ads Insertion market, to offer a flawless quality of experience to the End-Users. It’s a new market that opens up for our technologies. Witbe definitely has a role to play to help its customers from the advertising market gain full control over the quality of their services. »
The industry leader in media research, Médiamétrie observes, measures and analyses audience behaviours and market trends. Created in 1985, Médiamétrie is expanding its activities in television, radio, the internet, cinema, mobile phones, and the cross-media sector in France and abroad. In 2015, Médiamétrie generated a turnover of €85,8m.
For more information, visit www.mediametrie.fr
Witbe offers an award-winning approach to monitor the Quality of Experience actually being delivered to the end-users of any interactive service (telephony, video, web…), on any device (PC, smartphone, set-top box…), and over any type of network (fixed, mobile, OTT…). Leading innovations in the QoE industry, Witbe offers a combination of hardware and software that provides customers with measurements they rely on to improve the experience delivered to their end-users. Witbe technologies have already been adopted by over 300 clients in 45 countries. Founded in 2000, Witbe has offices in Paris, New York, Montreal, Denver and Singapore and is listed on Alternext Paris (ALTWIT.PA).
For more information, visit www.witbe.net