Mining Content’s ‘Massive Value’ With Metadata

Vendors are emphatic that content metadata holds myriad value for broadcasters, increasing video’s findability and searchability, tracking rights and protecting against deepfakes and using AI to make the entire process easier. Above: An example of using machine learning to identify objects in video with correlating time markers. In this way, users can search across video with increasingly sophisticated queries such as “2 Persons + 7 Cars” to show all matches across an entire content library.

Medialogy Broadcast Introduces ArcPaaS Archiving Platform As A Service

Medialogy Broadcast has released ArcPaaS (Archiving Platform as a Service). Designed for broadcast-related users such as TV channels, production studios and post-production facilities, Medialogy’s ArcPaaS can be configured as an on-premises subscription platform, a secure cloud networked archive or a hybrid of the two. “ArcPaaS offers media companies a very high level of flexibility in […]

Telestream Acquires CMS Provider EcoDigital

In a strategic move that it says highlights its sustained growth ambitions, Telestream has purchased EcoDigital (formerly known as Front Porch Digital). Telestream, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, is a vertical market software business focused on the video space and is a global leader in media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies. The deal to acquire […]


TVN Tech | Pandemic Tees Up AI’s Role In Archives

Artificial intelligence has been touted for several years as a potential tool for cleaning up the metadata in broadcasters’ archives and making old clips more easily retrievable. COVID-19’s role in scuttling much live programming may finally push AI’s value for MAMs into the foreground.

San Francisco Giants Choose Veritone For AI-Powered, Rapid Media Discovery

Veritone Inc., the creator of aiWARE, an operating system for artificial intelligence, said the MLB’s San Francisco Giants have selected Veritone’s AI solutions to bring its 60-year media archive to life and drive an advanced fan engagement strategy. Veritone aiWARE will enable rapid content search and accelerated asset sharing with media, global partners, internal stakeholders […]

Sonnet And Archiware To Preview Long-Distance Thunderbolt 3 Optical Cable At IBC

Sonnet Technologies (Stand 7.D41) and Archiware GmbH (Stand 7.D35) will team up at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) to demonstrate a Mac-based media asset management backup and archive system using Sonnet hardware and Archiware software. The twist? A Mac mini computer with Archiware software running in Sonnet’s stand will be controlled from Archiware’s stand […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Imagine & StorageDNA

Imagine & StorageDNA | Booths SL11124 & SL13609 | & Imagine Products, creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, and StorageDNA, a provider of intelligent nearline and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced a partnership resulting in a new product. The two companies have collaborated […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: TransMedia Dynamics

TransMedia Dynamics | Booth SL5329 | TMD is a provider of software products focused on delivering media and content management solutions to the global media, broadcast and archive sectors. It will demonstrate its Orchestrator software-defined workflow engine that controls a wide range of third-party devices and integrates to numerous business systems. It supports simple […]

SWR Selects Jordi’s Adam For Digital Archive

The German public service broadcaster Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) has addressed a major tape archive digitization effort by using the Adam solution from the Swiss-based archiving specialist Jordi AG which includes encoding and storage products of Rohde & Schwarz. SWR needs to archive more than 40,000 tape hours of content each year. To alleviate its growing tape […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: SGL

SGL | Booth SL5306 | Website: SGL, a provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, is demonstrating its major new version of FlashNet. The company is highlighting its support for integrated Amazon cloud archiving, S3-based object storage-based private cloud archiving and Sony’s Ci Media Cloud Platform. SGL’s close relationship with cloud […]


CBS News Renews Archive Licensing, Distribution


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: SGL

SGL | Booth SL5306 | Website: SGL will showcase the latest version of its flagship FlashNet content management system, which includes the following key features: Enhanced Disaster Recovery: SGL is introducing new tools to enable multiple sites to stay in sync with each other, even when every site is running its own production processes. Integrated Amazon […]


Beach House Pictures Upgrades Workflow


SMPTE Tech Conference: It Was About Time

Under the umbrella of its 100th anniversary, the tech group looked back at its rich history of innovation while confronting current and future topics, trends and techniques including IP networking, 4K, SDI, developing standards and more. SMPTE photo


Raycom Sports Partners With XOS Digital

Raycom Sports announced today an exclusive partnership with XOS Digital, a collegiate sports content management and licensing company. Under the agreement, XOS will provide archiving, enforcement, and content representation services for the entire Raycom Sports portfolio. Since its founding in 1979, Raycom Sports has built one of the most extensive content libraries in collegiate athletics, […]


Masstech, Qualstar Partner On LTO Archiving


At 100, SMPTE To Honor Past, Look To Future

As members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers gather in Hollywood, Calif., for the 2016 Technical Conference & Exhibition Oct. 24-28, the organization’s history will be on the minds of many keynoters, presenters and attendees as SMPTE celebrates its centennial. However, while honoring its storied past will be an important part of this year’s event, SMPTE remains focused on providing the technical insight, presentations and discussions needed to positon the industry for the future.

Quantum Unveils New Tape Storage Platform

Quantum Corp. today announced a new Scalar tape storage platform and three products based it: Scalar i3, Scalar i6 and the StorNext AEL6 appliance. These new Scalar intelligent tape libraries allow users to manage massive and growing numbers of files by providing high-density storage with the infinite scalability designed for long-term content protection and preservation.  Media […]


From The IBC Exhibit Floor: Primestream

Primestream | Stand 7.D21 | Website: Primestream’s focus is dynamic media management, offering a seamless end-to-end platform for the digital acquisition of live and file-based content, editing, logging, control room and master control playback, Web publishing, smartphone video contribution and archiving. At IBC 2016, Primestream will demonstrate its Dynamic Media Management solution integrating workflow from […]

NAB 2015 Tech: Volicon’s Archiver

Volicon | Booth SU7916 | Website: Volicon is debuting the new Archiver option for its Observer Media Intelligence Platform. Addressing broadcasters’ need for convenient, cost-effective long-term storage of aired content, the Archiver option, Volicon says, “reliably makes high-quality versions of aired programming, promos, and advertisements readily available for use cases ranging from ad verification […]

Newsrooms Air, Archive UGC With Stringwire

Last year, NBC Universal bought Stringwire, an app that lets users stream live video that news organizations can use. Since a beta launch in August, NBC News has used to to document events like rallies and protests in Ferguson and Occupy Hong Kong.

Griffin Adds Combined Marquis, SGL Archive

SGL, a provider of content archive and storage management software for media and entertainment, has signed a contract with Griffin Communications’, owner of KOTV Tulsa, Okla., and KWTV Oklahoma City. Griffin has purchased Marquis Broadcast’s Project Parking archive and restore solution, which will be fully integrated with SGL’s existing FlashNet archive system. Griffin reaches over […]


Racing To Save A Video Legacy


Milestone For ABC O&O Digitization Push

The ABC Owned Television Stations Group, which six years ago began a massive project to digitize, catalogue and store its analog news stories, has just finished doing that at its KGO San Francisco (the latest after WABC New York, WLS Chicago and WPVI Philadelphia). The ABC Owned Television Stations Group Preservation Project is also underway at KABC Los Angeles and KTRK Houston.

Front Porch Digital Lands Big DOD Contract