MAM technology solutions specialist, Tedial has revealed plans to introduce Smart LIVE at NAB 2018, the world’s most comprehensive live event support tool and a major breakthrough in sports production. Tedial says that Smart LIVE is a unique development in the industry, as it leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to increase the number of highlights created automatically. This automation reduces production costs and boosts revenues for production companies, said Tedial, who will be demonstrating the new product at NAB 2018 in Booth N 1420.
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, player grids and a schedule of the event. All these preparations are linked and organized 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 and the system can automatically publish clips or push content to social media platforms; additional video and audio recognition can be leveraged to generate locator data and annotate the media proxies.
Smart LIVE is agnostic to any sports or data providers, said the company, and its metadata engine can be configured to create an automatic metadata ingest process addressing complex sport workflows. Smart LIVE dramatically increases the utility of the media asset management, bringing the MAM much closer to LIVE production. Smart LIVE is compatible with PAM providers such as SAM or EVS, as a tool to orchestrate business processes on top of an existing PAM. It can manage the media life-cycle or media movements between different sites, thanks to Tedial’s AST storage management system, or simply to 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 technology partner TELLYO, provider of a cloud-based video production, editing, streaming and distribution platform.
Jerome Wauthoz, VP of Products for Tedial commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to bring Broadcasters, Rights holders, Clubs, Federations, or any organization 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 minimized, 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.”