Veritone Extends Partnership with Augusta National, Delivering Brand Exposure and Boosting Archival Revenue
Veritone announces a comprehensive multi-year partnership extension with Augusta National (ANI), the business arm of Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters Tournament.
Veritone’s global licensing service utilizes its AI platform to enable marquee sporting and news rights holders worldwide to more efficiently and effectively archive and monetize their video rights and will continue to serve as the archive of record and as the exclusive North American licensing partner for all Augusta National non-live or archival footage across their portfolio of events, including the Masters Tournament and Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
ANI utilizes Veritone’s elite suite of best-in-class AI-based technology and licensing services, including Veritone Digital Media Hub (DMH), an asset management and monetization solution that helps content owners generate more revenue from their assets and provides metadata tagging and content management. This technology helps ensure footage from ANI’s global roster of events is captured, archived and enriched for future use and discovery. Veritone internally harnesses its DMH technology to enable media delivery, licensing and invoicing of ANI assets to third parties across the core verticals of sports networks, documentary producers, advertising agencies and film/TV studios.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to extend our long-standing licensing partnership with Augusta National. We take tremendous pride in serving as the archive of record and a licensing partner not only for the Masters, but also the Augusta National Women’s Amateur,” says Ian Retzlaff, Senior Director of Sports Licensing and Partnerships at Veritone. “The Masters is one of the most exciting and well-known golf tournaments, and Veritone enables Augusta National to ensure their valuable content is securely and easily promoted by working closely with networks, documentarians, brands and agencies that are interested in leveraging the power of the archive to bring their creative productions to life.”
The ANI archive, which continues to grow in both scale and size as more cameras and technology are integrated into ANI events, consists of match broadcast feeds, ISO feeds, course and club scenery, press conferences, official films and more. As a source for storytellers to tap into, the archive serves as a centralized repository for some iconic moments, not only in golf, but all of sport. By carefully enabling approved third parties to discover and license content from their archive, ANI is provided with incremental brand exposure and an archival revenue stream, with Veritone serving as the archive’s steward.