Aviwest has joined forces with Newsbridge to provide content production, publishing and distribution company TF1 Group with a new solution for live production workflows.

Aviwest’s StreamHub control and live stream hosting combined with Newsbridge’s cloud-based media valorisation platform offers media and sports rights holders, journalists, production and editorial teams a solution that improves their ground-to-cloud media value chain.


Aviwest’s StreamHub has been combined with Newsbridge’s cloud-based media valorisation platform

For more than four years, as part of a transformation initiative, TF1 Group has aimed to stimulate an environment of open innovation. Working with hundreds of hours of news and sports-oriented media assets and live recordings, the group’s editorial teams needed a solution to work more quickly and efficiently, from content acquisition to auto-indexing and retrieval.

Since deploying the integrated solution from Aviwest and Newsbridge, TF1 editorial teams have experienced a significant reduction in content search and selection time in addition to an uptick in content quality due to the Newsbridge platform’s native semantic search and multimodal indexing AI, along with seamless integration with the Aviwest HE4000 UHD/multi-HD video encoder set. This combined expertise speeds up content procurement, derushing and archiving tasks while also creating new ways to browse, sort and search through hours of video content via multimodal AI.

“Whenever we adopt a new tool, we keep in mind how it is positioned towards the future. The combined solution from Aviwest and Newsbridge is futureproof, allowing us to record on the cloud and simplify our live production workflows. Using just a laptop and an internet connection, our journalists can now immediately look through images and choose the best moments using cognitive analysis,” said Yves Bouillon, deputy director of TF1’s Media Factory.

“Speed is crucial in the live production environment. We’re excited to collaborate with Newsbridge on this new solution that leverages the cloud and AI to streamline live production for leading broadcasters around the world, including TF1 Group,” said Ronan Poullaouec, CTO at Aviwest.

Receiving up to 16 concurrent incoming streams from remote units, Aviwest’s StreamHub allows video content to be freely distributed to virtually any IP network. Simultaneously, StreamHub can manage missions and metadata to guarantee a seamless integration with Newsbridge’s post-production workflow, which includes but is not limited to: a built-in live production studio, smart asset management and semantic search (cross-analysis of facial, object, scene and context recognition) cloud video tools, annotations, thesaurus and multi-audio management. Additionally, as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) collaborator, Newsbridge’s AI-based video indexing MAM platform leverages the company’s native multimodal AI technology and the scaling capacity of AWS Cloud Computing Services.

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