At this week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, Pilat Media Global plc, a supplier of business-management software to the media industry, took the wraps off of a automated metadata management and media preparation workflow solution for the company’s flagship Integrated Broadcast Management System (IBMS).

Now included with IBMS:OnDemand (an IBMS add-on module that provides centralized business management for multiplatform on-demand services), the new workflow streamlines preparation of media for content providers.

Here’s how it works: The metadata workflow enables IBMS:OnDemand to trigger APIs that automatically import metadata from outside services containing detailed information about programs, i.e.,  entertainment Websites like IMDB with such data as genre, plot synopsis and cast. The system then merges the metadata with another set of workflows for media preparation, including tasks like transcoding and quality control. IBMS:OnDemand then automatically re-links the programs, scheduling them as on-demand or catch-up offers. The offers then appear on a viewer’s service navigation menu, with the metadata enabling them to search for and purchase titles by genre.

"As media organizations prepare large volumes of content for delivery via multiplatform over-the-top (OTT) and on-demand services, they need to be able to automate many mundane, repetitive tasks such as metadata assignment and transcoding," says Ron Bar-lev, executive vice president/Product Strategy. "This new workflow draws on our unique understanding of the OTT environment and addresses our customers’ complex requirements — enabling them to bring new efficiencies to content preparation while deploying the streams as quickly as possible to all of the platforms their viewers demand."

Pilat Media customers include CBS, Corus, Discovery, SABC, Chello DMC, the BBC World Service, Media General, Sky Italia, ESPN Star Sports and Foxtel.

The Daily

Subscribe

5 Questions: Spectrum Mobile Three Years After Its Debut

With Spectrum Mobile celebrating its three-year anniversary this month, we caught up with chief mobile officer Danny Bowman to chat about its trajectory.

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.