Verbit Buys U.S. Captioning

Verbit, a provider of voice AI transcription and captioning solutions, has acquired U.S. Captioning to further its media vertical expansion efforts. U.S. Captioning is a U.S.-based provider of closed captioning services for TV stations, networks, producers and programmers. Established in 1999, U.S. Captioning offers post-production captioning in over 45 languages in addition to its real-time captioning […]

NAB Show: Prime Focus Technologies Showcases Next-Generation AI-Led Supply Chain Automation

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) will showcase its next-generation AI-led supply chain automation solutions at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas), Booths 4233MR and W3624C. Ramki Sankaranarayanan, PFT founder and global CEO, said: “We couldn’t be happier to see our customers and partners in person again and share our latest product innovations that […]

NAB Show: Telemetrics Unveils ReFrame Server

At the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas), Telemetrics, a pioneer in robotic camera control, is extending the flexibility and precise talent tracking of its artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted reFrame automatic shot correction software to more cameras in a production studio or event space with the introduction of the new reFrame server. In Booth […]

iSIZE Releases BitClear To Make Unwatchable Videos Watchable By Eliminating Compression Artifacts In User-Generated Content

iSIZE, a provider of deep learning for video delivery, has developed BitClear, an AI-based video processing technology that removes compression artifacts (like blurring and blocking artifacts) from user-generated (or heavily-compressed) content. Video content that has been through multiple transcoding iterations can be revived to the maximum possible quality without affecting the artistic intent of the […]

A New Tool Allows Journalists To Quickly Sort Through FOIA Data Dumps

Viz AI-Powered Graphics Debut At Daytona 500 On Fox

Vizrt, a provider of software-defined visual storytelling and real-time and mixed graphics solutions has unveiled its newest innovation — graphics powered by Viz AI — that were premiered by Fox Sports in its production of the NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500. Zac Fields, Fox Sports SVP graphic tech and integration, said: “Thanks to our partners Vizrt we […]

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Compliance Monitoring Shifts Into Swiss Army Knife Mode

In a post-Volicon era, monitoring and compliance tools have gone beyond just making sure content meets regulatory requirements, moving into new broadcast environments and rolling out features designed to ease workflows. Above: Vela’s Encompass product showing both channel and transport stream analysis to help ensure quality of service.

Canela.TV To Use AI-Powered ‘Moods’ To Enhance Content Discovery Experience

Canela.TV, one of the first AVOD streaming services for U.S. Hispanics, has expanded its partnership with Vionlabs, to offer subscribers personalized content discovery based on the emotions each content category evokes, simplifying title selection. This is Vionlabs first and only partnership in the U.S going live with Moods, which is part of Vionlabs Fingerprint+ product. According […]

The Future Of AI And Local Newsrooms

What does the future of journalism look like as AI and automated technologies take hold in other industries? The AP is working hard toward that future, and it’s working with news organizations across the country to figure out how AI can best help local newsrooms.

Actus Names Keith DesRosiers VP Of Solutions Engineering

Actus Digital, a quality monitoring/alerting, compliance logging, content repurposing and AI-based workflow solution company, today announced that Keith DesRosiers has joined the company as vice president of solutions engineering. The company said his expertise with Actus Digital’s core competencies, integrated AI, cloud/hybrid architectures and linear broadcast MAM workflows “will help customers appreciate the affordable options […]

Integral Ad Science Acquires Paris-Based AI Company Context

PFT Delivers AI-Led Automation Of Segmentation Workflows To ITV

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) says its AI/ML-powered native media recognition engine CLEAR Vision Cloud has been engaged by ITV, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom for delivering AI-based automatic segmentation of long-form content. ITV currently marks about 12 types of segments in the content manually, which are both physical segments […]

Where Is Augmented Reality In Broadcast Headed?

Augmented reality, immersive mixed reality and virtual sets continue to see increased adoption, moving beyond special events like election night and the Olympics. In this roundtable, leaders from the motion graphics production solutions industry along with key design firms talk about augmented reality’s future, workflows and remote production implications.

Vislink Launches New IP And AI Technology Features And Solutions

Vislink, a global technology provider in the capture, delivery and management of high quality, live video and associated data in the media and entertainment, law enforcement and defense markets, has rolled out a number of technical advances across several Vislink and Mobile Viewpoint product lines. Collectively, they represent substantial innovation in the areas of IP-centric […]

Digital Nirvana Will Be At IBC

At IBC 2021, Dec. 3-6 in Amsterdam, Digital Nirvana (Stand 7.A08) will feature solutions to transform and streamline broadcast captioning and metadata generation for media companies. The company will demonstrate its Trance cloud-based transcription, captioning and translation workflow, and highlight the newest updates to MetadataIQ, its SaaS-based metadata-generation platform, and MonitorIQ, an AI-driven compliance logging […]

How AI Can Help Overworked Journalists And Deliver Better Journalism

In TV, Movie Dubbing, Une Nouvelle Frontière

Thanks to machine learning and AI, choosing languages for Squid Game and other foreign content might be as easy as changing the channel. But a lot more could also get transformed along the way.

Dalet Updates Media Logistics, AI-Driven Production & IP Ingest/Playout Products

Today, Dalet introduced what it calls “significant updates” across its media logistics, AI-driven production and IP ingest and playout product lines. Cloud-native platforms Dalet Flex, Dalet Media Cortex and Dalet Brio support the industry’s continued transition with flexible hybrid and cloud workflows offering media organizations the digital dexterity they require to power work-from-home scenarios. Dalet […]

iSIZE Joins The Alliance For Open Media

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that iSIZE, a company with a codec-independent AI technology that reduces bandwidth use and improves the video experience, has joined the organization at the Promoter level. As a member of the Alliance, iSIZE will collaborate with AOMedia members, leading internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for […]

How News Organizations Used Automated News To Cover COVID-19

As the virus spread across the world, governments and health authorities made a considerable amount of open-source data available to the public.

Digital Nirvana Announces MonitorIQ 8.0

Digital Nirvana, a provider of media monitoring and metadata generation services, announced the upcoming release of MonitorIQ 8.0, the newest version of its AI-driven compliance logging and monitoring tool that integrates with its Media Services Portal. With MonitorIQ 8.0, Digital Nirvana brings the tool’s Linux operating system and all included software up to their latest […]

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Automated Captioning Leaps Forward, Improving Its Business Case

Continuous advances in AI, machine learning and natural language processing have boosted automated closed captioning’s value well beyond regulation compliance. Above: The caption edit user interface for Digital Nirvana’s Trance transcription and captioning solution.

USSI Global To Bring Power Of AI And Digital Out-Of-Home Analytics To Broadcasters

USSI Global has created a research and development program that will bring audience analytics to its broadcast customers delivering NextGen TV services. The essential technology component will be developed through its new partnership with AdMobilize, an audience intelligence company. USSI Global’s development platform will leverage the native IP backbone of ATSC 3.0, the broadcast industry’s next-generation over-the-air TV standard, to support real-time analytics during live NextGen TV broadcasts using AdMobilize […]

TVU Networks Adds Subject-Tracking Functionality To TVU Anywhere

TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, says its TVU Anywhere solution has integrated support for Center Stage, a new iPad Pro (M1 Chip models) feature that automates subject tracking, a feature that eliminates the need for a camera operator in many situations. Integrating technology like this new release from Apple opens the […]

Veritone Extends Search, AI Agreement With Audacy

Veritone, the creator of the aiWARE operating system for artificial intelligence, today announced that it has extended its agreement with Audacy, a scaled, multiplatform audio content and entertainment company. Formerly known as Entercom, Audacy was one of the earliest adopters of Veritone Discovery, the AI-powered content search and analysis application that lets Audacy ingest, index, organize and analyze […]

Veritone Extends Agreement With Audacy

Veritone Inc., creator of the aiWARE operating system for artificial intelligence, has extended its agreement with Audacy (formerly known as Entercom), a scaled, multiplatform audio content and entertainment company and radio station group. Audacy was one of the earliest adopters of Veritone Discovery, the AI-powered content search and analysis application that enables Audacy to ingest, index, organize and […]

How Will AI And The Cloud Impact The Future Of Content Management?

A May 6 TVNewsCheck webinar featuring executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Hearst and LTN Global will spotlight how companies are changing the way they manage their content and their archives and how AI and the cloud are figuring into their workflows or plans. Register here.

IAB Releases New Guidelines For AI’s Use In Digital Advertising

As ad-tech companies consider AI alternatives to cookies and other third-party trackers, the Interactive Advertising Bureau is releasing new guidelines and best practices for the use of machine learning at every level of digital advertising production.

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New normal mandates next-generation broadcast compliance solutions

Actus Digital’s compliance system is an essential tool for customers enabling media companies to monitor content while working remotely. We are one of the only vendors that offer a unified solution for compliance, monitoring, quality assurance, video analysis, advanced clips creation for social, OTT monitoring, multiviewer capabilities, automatic clipping, keywords alerts, speech-to-text, configuration changes, and ads detection — all remotely.

Futuri Adds Two To Senior Leadership

Futuri, a provider of AI-driven audience engagement and sales intelligence technology for media, today announced two new senior leaders on its team who are focused on developing its suite of offerings for local, network, and cable television and digital publishers. Futuri’s AI-powered software for media includes TopicPulse, the story discovery and social content system that uses […]

Imagen Launches Imagen Go, A Smart Digital Media Platform For Creative Teams

Digital asset management company Imagen has introduced Imagen Go – a smart, AI powered media platform that helps people to connect with the content they need to stay productive. Imagen Go “reduces the complexity of managing digital assets and makes it easy to share, store and collaborate on creative projects,” according to the company. As many businesses […]

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Media: Embrace The Citizen Data Scientist

Joe Mancini: To analyze critical audience data collected via their OTT services, media companies should call on “citizen data scientists” using powerful AI software to crunch data and isolate trends.

Simon Says Intros Assemble, A New Way To Edit Video

Simon Says, a timecode-based AI transcription platform for video professionals, today launched Simon Says Assemble, a new product and significant expansion to the Simon Says platform that makes video editing as simple as copying and pasting text. Assemble lets production teams and clients quickly and easily lock story from the web; import and transcribe interview […]

Using AI To Power Local Weather Platforms

How machines are helping meteorologists tell a better story.

Veritone Adds Capabilities To Its AI-Enabled Campaign Analytics, Attribution Applications

Veritone Inc., the creator of the operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, has introduced “significant enhancements” to its campaign analytics and attribution applications, Veritone Discovery and Veritone Attribute, benefiting both existing and new broadcast customers. The aiWARE applications currently power nearly 1,500 stations globally with metadata automation, content tracking and enterprise-level advertising attribution, enabling advanced media […]

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TVN Tech | AI Tools Bolster Case For Enabling Comments

Broadcasters have largely steered away from enabling audience commenting on their digital platforms, but emerging AI moderation tools and a business case for fostering engagement via comments may prompt some to reassess.

SMPTE Publishes VC-6 Video Codec Standard

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has published V-Nova’s VC-6 video codec as the SMPTE ST-2117 standard. Ratification of VC-6 as a SMPTE standard came after a comprehensive peer review. VC-6 leverages artificial intelligence as part of how the video codec approaches compression to offer contribution, production and workflow solutions for 4K and 8K.

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TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.

Veritone-WideOrbit Integration Yields Success For Gray Television

Veritone Inc., the creator of an operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE, says that its integration with WideOrbit’s ad management and trafficking platform is driving customer satisfaction, renewals and incremental ad revenue opportunities at Gray Television through AI-powered, actionable data insights delivered in near real-time. The combination of Veritone’s broadcast advertising attribution solution, Veritone Attribute, and WideOrbit’s WO […]

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TVN Tech | AI Gains Traction In Captioning Market

AI- and cloud-based captioning systems offer ever-improving accuracy for broadcasters, while the real incentive to adopt them is dramatically lower costs than manual captioning workflows.