TVU Networks MediaMind AI solution demonstrates step-change in ROI and efficiency at IBC2018

TVU MediaMind AI solution portfolio makes IBC debut

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– September 11, 2018 –TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, today announced that the TVU MediaMind solution portfolio is to make IBC debut. TVU Networks will demonstrate (IBC stand: 2. B28) how this AI-led set of solutions can enable broadcasters and operators to migrate seamlessly towards the ‘smart studio’ of the future, delivering ROI and efficiency benefits both now and moving forward.

At the heart of MediaMind is an AI real-time search engine, which from the start of the video production process, indexes all video. Using an entirely cloud-based model, complete with voice and object recognition, live and pre-produced video clips are located and indexed down to the exact frame and are instantly sharable. MediaMind automates the ability for different production groups to find the right content. With cloud-based TVU Producer, different content can be cost-effectively created for different platforms or even audience groups. MediaMind also simplifies the process of transporting video to the studio, through the TVU Contribution Automation solution automating the planning, resource management, acquisition, transmission and routing as well featuring integrated metadata and contribution management.

“The great advantage of our MediaMind architecture is that it delivers ROI enhancement right now and will accelerate this, as the broadcast industry moves towards the considerable financial benefits of ‘smart studio’ AI-led content creation and personalized media distribution,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks.

Today, MediaMind ROI enhancing benefits include:

  • Automatic metadata generation and enrichment
  • Powerful real-time search through indexing video based upon metadata
  • Simplifying video acquisition and contribution through bringing the power of AI to all OB scenarios, from video journalists, single camera shoots and multi-camera shoots
  • Automation of time consuming necessary tasks such as clip generation, compliance, graphics creation, sub-titling, transcription, translation, etc..
  • AI-aided editing can make this time-consuming process more efficient and capable of being handled professionally by non-experts
  • AI-powered automated optimisation of video for distribution to all devices and over all platforms
  • Enables operators to move towards increasingly granular automated media distribution, leading to personalized distribution of content for specific audiences.

“It’s TVU’s aim that its AI-led MediaMind portfolio of solutions will open the floodgates for how media is produced, distributed and consumed. We will do this through simplifying and automating the processes involved in creating one port that can feed all social media, digital and broadcast channels. Right now, producers hand-craft the multiple versions required for a TV show. In the ‘smart studio’ AI engines, such as our MediaMind solutions, will automate the assembly of the material and deliver it in the most effective way to the target audience,” concluded Shen.

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.

IBC 2018 Sees TVU Networks Extend European Market Traction

TVU builds closer collaboration with customers and partners through expanded EMEA operations

BARCELONA, SPAIN– September 10, 2018 – TVU Networks, (IBC stand: 2.B28) the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, has seen 12 months of consistent growth after launching its new European HQ located in Barcelona’s Innovation District. Its expanded on-the-ground presence has helped TVU work in closer collaboration with customers and partners in the EMEA region, to provide them with the best solutions to meet their needs for live events and news coverage.

The appointment of broadcast industry veteran David Jorba as Executive Vice President, Managing Director of Europe in Q1 2018, together with direct sales and customer support in all major markets across EMEA, have strengthened TVU Networks’ interaction with major broadcasters in the region. An expanded in-country sales and support presence has enabled closer cooperation with major customers. The Cairo-based Arab News Agency (ANA) invested in 55 units of TVU’s IP video solutions, including TVU One mobile IP transmitters and TVU Transceivers to support its newsgathering operation earlier this year. More recently, France Télévisions selected the TVU One and TVU Nano with TVU Router solutions to support an ambitious project for its coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May, 2018.

David Jorba, EVP, Managing Director of Europe commented: “Having a strong local presence in EMEA means we can build closer working relationships with our customers and partners in the region. Our new European HQ is much larger than our previous regional office and we have seen a fivefold increase in the number of staff. The results are that TVU Networks is seeing steady growth. We are also delighted to have hosted a dedicated event for our EMEA partners for the first time and we can now work in closer collaboration to support customers with effective delivery, top-notch support and service.”

Amongst the companies that attended the 2018 partner event were BSS Trading, Future Trading, Magic Hour, Professional Show, Qvest Media and Techex.

Russell Trafford-Jones, Support and Services Manager at Techex commented: “Having support from TVU Networks in our time zone makes a big difference to our customers, and with more events, such as roadshows in the region, we can show our customers first-hand what the TVU solutions can do. It also gives them the confidence that they will get the support and advice they need both from ourselves and the TVU team.”

TVU Networks has over 2,500 customers in more than 85 countries. The TVU Networks family of IP transmission and live production solutions gives broadcasters and organizations a powerful and reliable workflow to distribute live video content to broadcast, online and mobile platforms. TVU has become a critical part of the operations of many major media companies. The TVU Networks suite of solutions has been used to acquire, transmit, produce, manage and distribute professional-quality live IP HD footage as an integral part of news, sports and major global events. For more information about TVU Networks solutions, please visit www.tvunetworks.com.