AVIWEST and Newsbridge Partner in Innovation

  • 25 October, 2021


AVIWEST's StreamHub is integrated with Newsbridge's cloud video tools to provide broadcasters with a revolutionary new solution for live production.

FRA: AVIWEST, a leading provider of live video contribution solutions, has announced that it has joined forces with Newsbridge to provide content production, publishing, and distribution company TF1 Group with a revolutionary new solution for live production workflows. AVIWEST's StreamHub control and live stream hosting, combined with Newsbridge's cloud-based media valorization platform powered by multimodal indexing AI technology, offers media and sports rights holders, journalists, production, and editorial teams a unique solution that improves their ground to cloud media value chain.

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, spanning from content acquisition to auto-indexing and retrieval.

"Whenever we adopt a new tool, we keep in mind how it is positioned toward the future," said Yves Bouillon, Deputy Director of TF1's Media Factory. "The combined solution from AVIWEST and Newsbridge is future-proof, 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."

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 AVIWEST's deep understanding of their equipment and seamless integration with the AVIWEST HE4000 UHD/multi-HD video encoder set. This combined expertise drastically 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.

"Speed is crucial in the live production environment," said Ronan Poullaouec pictured, CTO at AVIWEST. "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."

Receiving up to 16 concurrent incoming streams from remote units, AVIWEST's StreamHub solution allows video content to be freely distributed to virtually any IP network. Simultaneously, the StreamHub solution 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.

Watch Yves Bouillon, Deputy Director of TF1's Media Factory discusses Newsbridge & Aviwest's combined solution.

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AVIWEST and Newsbridge Partner in Innovation