Tedial to bring major breakthrough in sports production


Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has revealed plans to introduce Smart LIVE at NAB 2018, as a major breakthrough in sports production.

Smart LIVE, a totally unique development in the industry, leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to increase the number of highlights created automatically, thus reducing production costs and boosting revenues for production companies. Demonstrations will be held in Booth N 1420.

New and Unique – Smart LIVE

What makes Smart LIVE unique in the industry? Before any action happens, Smart LIVE ingests a LIVE data feed and automatically creates an event inside its metadata engine. Simultaneously Smart LIVE automatically creates the corresponding log sheets, the player grids and a schedule of the event.  All these preparations are linked and organised by collections, so an entire season of sports events can be prepared automatically in advance.

During events, live data is ingested, and the system can be configured to automatically create clips based on actions, keywords or logged occurrences. Smart LIVE automatically pushes content to AI engines; video and audio recognition can be leveraged to generate additional locator data and annotate the media proxies. And the system can automatically publish clips or push content to social media platforms.

Smart LIVE is agnostic to any sports or data providers.  Its powerful metadata engine can be easily configured to create an automatic metadata ingest process addressing the more demanding and the more complex sport workflows. Smart LIVE dramatically increases the utility of the MAM GUI interface, bringing the MAM much closer to LIVE production than ever before.

Smart LIVE is 100 per cent compatible with PAM providers such as SAM or EVS, which makes it the perfect tool to orchestrate all business processes on top of an existing PAM. It can then manage the media life-cycle or media movements between different sites, thanks to Tedial’s award-winning AST storage management system, or simply manage historical sport archives.

At NAB 2018 Tedial will demonstrate Smart LIVE’s automatic highlight creation feature, its integration with AI engines, speech to text integration annotating incoming live media, and the automated publish feature with TELLYO – provider of a cloud-based video production, editing, streaming and distribution platform, and a Tedial technology partner.

Jerome Wauthoz, VP of Products for Tedial commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to bring broadcasters, rights holders, clubs, federations, or any organisation involved in live production, a ground-breaking paradigm that will dramatically transform the way they automate clips and deliver content across numerous platforms including social media. By tightly integrating with AI tools, Smart LIVE can generate an increased number of highlights during or after an event, and deliver to a very targeted audience increasing the potential for significant growth in fan engagement.”

Esther Mesas, CSO/CMO for Tedial, added “Another Smart LIVE benefit for customers, that can’t be minimised, is the substantial financial gain. Thanks to the automatic highlight engine and AI integration, preparation time and production costs are reduced with more highlights being created with the same or less staff. And more content published means more revenues for these customers.”

Award-winning Highlights

Tedial Hyper IMF: At NAB 2018, Tedial will also be highlighting its Hyper IMF, the industry’s leading end-to-end IMF workflow leveraging IMF methodologies to save users up to 25 per cent – or more – in storage and versioning costs. Hyper IMF is a true IMF solution that supports IMP and supplemental file ingests and creation of unique CPLs for archive, versioning and delivery. This complete solution can leverage IMF markers for soft-parting and pre-mid-post roll insertions.

Tedial Augmented Storage (AST): Tedial’s award-winning Augmented Storage (AST) system takes its place as the new paradigm in hierarchical storage management (HSM). AST expands traditional HSM into a multi-site, multi-tier heterogeneous storage enabling cloud deployments, multi-site operations or hybrid clouds with minimal impact on upper layers. Fully AXF Compliant!

Version factory for distribution: Tedial’s highly scalable and flexible content publishing to linear and non-linear platforms are based on IMF CPL component definitions and OPL delivery profiles for automating the creation and distribution of thousands of versions.



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