NAB NY 2018: Tedial Focuses on AI, MAM Solutions

Tedial is bringing its live sports solution to NAB Show NY 2018. A major revolution in sports production, SMARTLIVE marries Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a metadata engine to manage and deliver live event content in the moment it is happening. At NAB Show NY, SMARTLIVE will be demonstrated in Booth N 246 with recently released features, including speech-to-text capability via Speechmatics, and a new auto-logging tool. The company will also show its HYPER IMF solution with new tools that significantly improve content delivery and management to non-linear platforms by providing assembly-on-the-fly; and its future-proof, hybrid content management solution, Evolution aSTORM for cloud storage support.

“We are excited to bring SMARTLIVE to NAB Show NY,” says Jay Batista, Tedial’s General Manager for North American Operations. “New York is home to an incredible number of sports clubs and teams, and the perfect place to showcase our amazing end-to-end workflow solution tailored for sports and live events. SMARTLIVE has the potential to reduce costs, increase fan engagement and create new revenue streams. And since its debut at NAB Las Vegas it has won two Best of Show awards! It’s truly the perfect solution for those seeking to maximize production and win over more viewers with personalized content.”

SMARTLIVE – Leveraging AI for advanced storytelling and targeted delivery
Tedial’s comprehensive live sports and event solution, SMARTLIVE, leverages AI tools for automated story-telling and provides 100% compatibility with existing PAM systems. Using a unique metadata engine, SMARTLIVE automates media logging, clip creation and distribution, including social media pitches. SMARTLIVE includes an auto-logging tool, which automatically creates all logging information for every event using AI technology. It can analyze commentary tracks and insert the corresponding logs into event logs and provide video recognition of action and players. This is particularly relevant where data feeds may not be available and when manually logging events is not cost-effective.

SMARTLIVE now features full integration with Speechmatics speech recognition technology, which enables speech-to-text by annotating incoming live media and generating two new workflows. Using a live feed, SMARTLIVE can automatically create an event log, which allows the operator to search for any comments made during the match. This log is stored in the library with the attached file locators automatically created by Speechmatics. The second workflow allows the operator to import a file or drop it into a watch folder and manually generate the speech-to-text from the commentary track.

HYPER IMF MAM – New features save time and money
Tedial’s HYPER IMF, an end-to-end MAM solution that supports IMF formats for ingest, archive, and delivery now includes automatic leader insertion, which incorporates all the elements required for each platform (e.g. bars/clock etc.). HYPER IMF also now includes automatic localization based on delivery profile, enabling all credits and text insertions for every language required to be added automatically. Throughout the show, Tedial will also demonstrate new features for its IMF Markup Tool, a simple-to-use editor that addresses the versioning requirements typically needed for distribution. Designed for fast creation, validation and repair of IMF packages, this intuitive tool functions independently of expensive third-party systems, making it an extremely cost-effective solution and easy-to operate for users.

Tedial’s media factory solution, Version Factory, now supports an impressive 60 additional new platforms that minimizes the challenge faced when delivering multiple content to non-linear platforms; each with a different flavor and format. Using Version Factory and HYPER IMF, Tedial can easily support existing and new platforms, delivering content in the correct format with audio tracks and subtitles in the correct language, as well as any additional components required (artwork/trailers etc.).

Evolution aSTORM
High-resolution media files are increasing all the time, driving the critical need for efficient storage management. Tedial’s Evolution aSTORM, the company’s future-proof, hybrid content management solution now supports Google Cloud and AWS Glacier cloud storage. Evolution aSTORM changes the storage paradigm from the traditional HSM approach (multi-tier vertical) to a true object-based storage environment (multi-site, horizontal). Highly scalable and reliable, Evolution aSTORM transparently manages various storage tiers across departments and locations allowing broadcasters to adapt and optimize their investments when technology changes or when storage-related costs decrease.

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