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QuickPlay Media Leverages Digital Element’s IP Intelligence To Provide Geographic Rights Management for Premium Mobile TV Services
Geolocation Technology Enables QuickPlay Media To Restrict Access to Content Based on Mobile Handset Location
ATLANTA – (November 11, 2009) – Digital Element, the leader in IP Intelligence solutions, today announced that QuickPlay Media, the premier provider of solutions that manage the business of mobile video, is leveraging the company’s geolocation technology to provide secure distribution of TV episodes over mobile Wi-Fi connections for QuickPlay’s PrimeTime2Go™ service.
Delivering access to the hottest shows from major networks and cable providers, PrimeTime2Go enables subscribers to download full-length episodes of their favorite TV shows to their mobile devices, and then watch them where and when they want. Because the content is currently available only to viewers in the United States, QuickPlay selected Digital Element’s technology to manage subscriber access to premium content by geographic region.
“Using IP Intelligence tools, we can place additional layers of geographic access restrictions on our premium content,” said Kavi Maharajh, Chief Architect, QuickPlay Media. “The service helps us allow or deny access to PrimeTime2Go content based on a mobile handset’s physical location, ensuring full compliance with regional coding restrictions. With a strong reputation for delivering quality geographic rights management solutions, Digital Element was an ideal choice for us.”
As noted in Nielsen’s recently published Three Screen Report, the number of people watching mobile video has increased 70 percent in the last year alone, and 15 million people subscribing to mobile video in the United States spend on average three hours and 15 minutes each month watching video on their mobile devices. Not to mention, the scale of the ongoing fight against piracy remains still globally substantial. According to a June survey report conducted by Futuresource, 8 percent of all consumers in Britain, France, Germany and the United States admit to downloading video illegally from the Internet.
“With the rise in mobile video consumption, companies such as QuickPlay are looking for ways to ensure they meet the distribution restrictions of their content partners,” said Rob Friedman, executive vice president, Digital Element. “Our technology has long been used to manage digital rights based on user location, and we expect to see a continued increase in interest among providers of mobile content services.”
Independently verified to be more than 99.99 percent accurate at a country level and 95 percent accurate at a city level worldwide, Digital Element’s IP Intelligence and geotargeting technology provides information such as geographic location (country, region, state, city and zip code), connection type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), proxy information, and more.
About Digital Element
Founded in 1999, Digital Element is the industry pioneer of IP Intelligence, a non-invasive, privacy-sensitive technology that automatically uncovers geographic information, connection speed, domain name, ISP, language and other characteristics about online users based solely on their IP addresses. This knowledge enables online businesses to customize content for more accurate and profitable online interactions, making it ideal for targeted advertising, content localization, geographic rights management, local search and enhanced analytics. Digital Element’s patented IP Intelligence solution with its exceedingly accurate geolocation capabilities is used by industry-leading advertising networks, web publishers, search engines, social networks, e-tailers, analytics platforms, and online enterprises around the world to revolutionize the way people experience the Internet.
Digital Element is a business unit of Digital Envoy, part of Landmark Interactive, a Landmark Media Enterprises Company. For more information about Digital Element, visit http://www.digitalelement.net.
About QuickPlay Media
QuickPlay Media Inc. is the premier provider of solutions to manage the business of mobile video. Successfully used by the world’s leading communications providers, QuickPlay provides the fastest and most flexible way for companies to deliver mobile video worth watching. QuickPlay is headquartered in Toronto, with sales offices in London and the US. For more information, please visit www.quickplay.com.