New tools are making it easier for viewers to submit video — and transfer rights — to TV stations. Groups like Gray and Tegna say simplified UGC has boosted engagement, and expanded coverage without increasing staff. Above, user-generated content appeared throughout Gray Television’s WECT Wilmington, N.C.’s coverage of the Surf City Fire story last year. (Source: Jacob Robert Younce)
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.
Artificial intelligence continues to help news organizations automate more taxing workflows. AI is making ongoing progress with autoclipping to generate news and sports highlights, metadata tagging and accelerating live research and real time content indexing. It’s also pushing into new fronts like delivering smooth slow motion without a super slow motion camera. Above: AI drives EVS’s new Overcam for offside camera positions during soccer games and reduces the need for camera operators for those locations.
Experts say the broadcast industry’s transition to IP infrastructure is likely to dominate this year’s show in Amsterdam. But there’s still plenty of room for developments in the cloud, artificial intelligence, OTT, cybersecurity and more to keep technologists busy on both the show floor and in its conference rooms.
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Video technology company EEG focuses on cloud workflow products for closed captioning, accessibility and metadata processing applications. It will be exhibiting at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at stand 14.B35 and will be featuring several products, including: Lexi Local, its newest product that offers automatic, live captioning on-premises and off the cloud. (Lexi Local is soon-to-be […]
It says the deal will allow it to provide end-to-end managed broadcast operations, transmission, and content monetization.
Broadcasting’s top tech practitioners are focused on improving the speed and use of metadata. ABC’s Tish Graham: “Whether it needs to be a linear piece, or it needs to be OTT or some type of digital piece, we need to build the backend systems and automate them as much as possible to be able to move that content wherever it needs to go, and to be reliable.” And metadata is also essential to find content in an archive or to direct OTT distribution, plus efficient use can also lower overall storage costs. (Photo: Jill Altmann)
Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable that serves advertiser, content provider, global operator and technology markets, introduced Linear Rights Metadata Management (LRM). The new offering lets content providers and their distribution partners solve the increasing complexity of the accurate delivery, entitlement and representation of content across mobile screens and live multichannel broadcasts. At the forefront […]
Masstech | Booth SU3202 | Website: www.masstech.com Masstech is heading to the 2017 NAB Show with its widest array of media management innovations and enhancements in years. The company will showcase how media organizations can seamlessly integrate the cloud into their operations, maximize their content’s value, and move media files more easily between production, distribution […]
The industry will continue to hamper its progress — and ability to keep up with rapidly growing number of content platforms — if it doesn’t adopt new standards, such as including uniform metadata on ads and updating its workflow.