NPO app listens to inaudible signal on television channels for synchronization




The NPO has incorporated into its new mobile app technology for smartphones using an inaudible audio signal information can synchronize with a program on the three public channels. The technology can be used for other quiz shows.

The ‘Live Sync’ technology in the new NPO app is developed by the company Civolution. The NPO application, provided that the user select this option, able to while viewing a program NPO 1, 2 or 3 with “listening”. The software can via an inaudible audio signal the exact timestamp of the selected TV channel and information available . A second screen application can according to the watermark exactly know what a TV viewer, and, if related information in sync with the TV program showing, for example, audience questions during a quiz program.

According to the technique can Civolution also be useful for other applications, for example, to provide additional information in the electronic program guide, showing previous episodes on Uitzendinggemist service or voorschotelen links to websites and social media platforms. The NPO can indicate through an icon in the TV screen during a broadcast or inaudible audio signal is sent.

Advertentieplatfom Star is also integrated into the new NPO app, allowing an advertiser on tablets and smartphones from TV viewers can display links to websites.

The technology that the NPO implements in his app is not entirely new; commercial broadcaster RTL experimenting since March, with the same technique.


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