Industry-leading IP geolocation intelligence technology used to ensure compliance with geographic rights and improve viewing experience
London, UK, 28th January 2014: Digital Element, the leading provider of IP geolocation intelligence technology, today announced that Aertv, Ireland’s first social TV platform, has deployed its NetAcuity® geolocation technology to manage the geographic rights of its internet-based TV and film content. In addition, Aertv will utilise Digital Element’s connection type data to optimise the viewer’s experience.
Aertv currently offers 34 channels including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News, RTÉ One and RTÉ Two. The platform allows viewers to watch live TV shows on PCs, laptops or mobile devices while simultaneously using social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. Due to content provider licensing rights, the company must restrict viewing of its TV and film content to Ireland. By using Digital Element’s real-time IP geolocation technology, which includes features that can detect use of 3G and 4G services, Aertv is able to restrict access to mobile device users who travel outside of Ireland where viewing is prohibited.
Aertv also uses Digital Element’s IP-derived connection type data to anonymously identify the connection speed of its customers. This enables the delivery of content streaming to suit connection speed, optimising the viewer’s experience.
“Aertv switched to a premium IP geolocation provider to absolutely ensure content is restricted to Ireland”, commented Philippe Brodeur, Director, Aertv. “We require the most accurate and up-to-date IP geolocation data, and Digital Element is the only provider to produce highly precise data that enables us to guarantee compliance with our licensing rights obligations. When it came to integrating with our complex, multi-platform systems, Digital Element’s flexibility set them apart from other providers while the company’s ongoing customer support has been second to none.”
Founded in 1999, Digital Element is the industry pioneer of IP geolocation technology, and its NetAcuity Edge technology has revolutionised the IP geolocation space. By combining IP routing infrastructure analysis with anonymous location insight gleaned from a network of global commercial partners, NetAcuity Edge provides the most detailed, hyperlocal dataset available worldwide today that maintains user anonymity and complies with the highest standards of end-user privacy.
“We are pleased to be working with Aertv to enable compliance with licensing requirements, as well as enhance the viewing experience for its customers,” said Charlie Johnson, Digital Element’s Senior Media Director, Europe. “Using poor quality IP data can compromise geographical viewing restrictions, which is unacceptable and unnecessary. Utilising premium IP geolocation data enables clients to confidently meet licensing commitments.”
Aertv joins some of Digital Element’s other high-profile clients including Virgin Media, Channel 5, YouView, CNN, ESPN, Sony, CBS Interactive, ABC and Tesco’s Blinkbox.
About Digital Element
Since 1999, Digital Element has been providing global geolocation solutions that bring anytime, anywhere relevance and context to online initiatives – from desktops to mobile devices. The company’s patented technology has been certified and accredited to deliver real-time access to accurate and reliable location intelligence without invading Internet users’ privacy. For more than a decade, many of the world’s largest websites, brands, ad networks, social media platforms and mobile publishers have trusted Digital Element’s technology to target advertising, localise content, enhance analytics, and manage content rights as well as detect and prevent fraud. Visit www.digitalelement.com for more information on how to bring the power of location to the online world. Headquartered in Atlanta and London, Digital Element is a division of Digital Envoy Inc.
Aertv is a division of Magnet Networks. It offers an exciting way to watch TV shows live while keeping in contact with friends throughFacebook and Twitter. Channels can be changed – just like a television – with a simple mouse click. Aertv is making television in the Republic of Ireland more mobile than ever, allowing users to stream broadcast TV through laptops, PCs or mobile devices, as long as they have a broadband connection of at least 1Mb.
Aertv is powered by Magnet Networks, Ireland’s most innovative broadband supplier. Magnet.ie offers a superfast next-generation 70 MB Fatpipe Fibre product and has consistently topped the Netflix rankings in 2013 as the fastest broadband in Ireland.
Aertv currently provides 34 channels including RTÉ One, RTÉ One + 1, RTÉ News Now, RTÉ Two, RTÉ jr, TV3, 3e, TG4, France 24, Russia Today and Dáil Éireann.
Digital Element Media Contact:
Hazel Johnstone, GingerMay Marketing
Tel: +44 (0)203 364 1124