Media Icon Live Channel Detection

Live channel detection with Media Icon

Media Icon channel detection ingests and fingerprints TV or radio broadcasts in real-time and enables a mobile application to identify the TV or radio channel and the current position in time.

Based on this information, additional content such as EPG data or specifically produced content can be linked to the TV or radio channel and time and shown on the second screen.

It enables broadcasters, advertising agencies, content producers, operators and application developers to achieve greater consumer engagement by giving consumers the chance to interact with live TV or radio.

How Audio Recognition Works


  • TV or radio channel identification based on audio signal capture by a mobile device
  • Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud compatible software
  • Server software compatible with Linux platforms
  • Web-based UI for operation, reporting and system administration
  • Application Programming Interface (API) based on REST
  • SDK for Android


  • Precise and fast: accurate synchronization between live TV or radio and interactive content within 2 seconds
  • Cost-savings: automatic cloud instance up-/down scaling
  • Multicast enabled: works seamlessly together with DVB gateways
  • Easy integration: integrates with physical hardware, cloud services or a combination of both providing maximum flexibility for scalability
  • Self-hosting capability: well-suited for private networks