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Truepic And SmartFrame Partnership Boosts Transparency For Global Sports Brands

First secure image-streaming system deployed with C2PA Content Credentials that creates protection around sports photography

Truepic, provider of secure content transparency  infrastructure, and SmartFrame Technologies, a leading UK-based tech provider that is redefining the  digital image standard, have deployed the first secure image protection model that is set to redefine the  landscape of authenticity and uncompromised security with provenance in the global sports photography  space.

SmartFrame, with its innovative image-streaming technology, has made substantial strides in ensuring the  integrity and ownership of media collections. Photos backed by Truepic’s trusted certificate authority  undergo a seamless and secure verification process that compliantly signs SmartFrame’s visual media at  scale. Every image is equipped with the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity’s (C2PAContent Credentials, marking sports brands’ assets as authentic and providing a trusted source of  information for online viewers.

Recognizing the importance of ensuring transparency and authenticity online, multiple sports enterprises  and brands, such as Six Nations Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, and Manchester City F.C. have embraced  SmartFrame’s image-streaming distribution model, supported by Truepic’s certificate authority. These  premier sports organizations are elevating global brand protection while simultaneously contributing to a  safer and more reliable online image ecosystem within sports photography. Furthermore, by adopting  secure image streaming and embedding C2PA Content Credentials, they are setting a benchmark for how  digital images are originated, published, consumed, and monetized online. This strategic move aligns with  the critical need for enhanced security in the contextual advertising market, projected to reach over $500  billion by 2030, which sports enterprises can take advantage of to help ensure their continued  profitability.

“SmartFrame and Truepic’s partnership represents a significant leap forward in digital media integrity,”  said Jeffrey McGregor, CEO of Truepic. “SmartFrame’s cutting edge image-streaming network paired  with Truepic’s authenticity infrastructure introduces the most efficient way for commercial partners to  assure the integrity and ownership of media collections. We are proud to partner with a forward-thinking  organization like SmartFrame on industry leading content integrity products.”

“As a fellow member of the C2PA, it’s clear that the need for trust, security, and transparency in online  visual content is as critical to SmartFrame as it is to Truepic,” explains Rob Sewell, CEO of SmartFrame  Technologies. “This shared vision forms the cornerstone of our partnership. By integrating Truepic’s  widely respected authentication technology into our secure image publishing network, we gain the  capability to authenticate images swiftly and effectively, and to provide users with a seamless and  trustworthy experience. This collaboration marks the next phase in our mission to provide the highest level of protection and transparency for online content, and we are excited to embark on this journey with  a company as esteemed as Truepic.”

About SmartFrame Technologies: Founded in 2015, SmartFrame Technologies is a London-based software provider that’s redefining the digital image standard. Its SmartFrame platform allows content owners and brands to protect their assets and present them in the best possible way, while also allowing publishers to source and embed high-quality authenticated images for free, and for everyone involved to generate new revenue streams by way of in-image advertising.