by Andy Hurt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for Wazee Digital
Kevin Murray, principal engineer for the Core development team, takes us on Wazee Digital Memory Lane from the past 13 years.
Andy Hurt, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development gives his expectations for IBC 2017/
DENVER — Nov. 2, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced it has extended its technology contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) well beyond hosted storage to include AWS ingest, content discovery, and computing. With this extension, all Wazee Digital products and operations will run on AWS. By ensuring its solutions support AWS, Wazee Digital can provide customers with more flexibility in terms of workflow, scale, and performance [...]
Clips of specific players were easily accessible by NFL Network, other broadcasters, and franchises By Michael Arthur, VP, Sports and Live Events, and Ian Retzlaff, Director of Sports Licensing & Partnerships
Historically, a content owner’s only concern was to create a piece of broadcast-quality content, deliver it to one or two broadcast-distribution arms (such as a satellite or cable provider), and be done with it [...]
DENVER — Oct. 18, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that Vin Di Bona Productions (VDBP), the company behind the long-running “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (AFV), has renewed its contract with Wazee Digital to license and distribute clips from the iconic show through Wazee Digital Commerce, the company’s content licensing platform [...]
There is an overwhelming amount of content being recorded by sports broadcasters and digital services teams. A broadcaster might capture hundreds of hours of content over the course of, say, a golf tournament, yet only a fraction of that content makes it to air. But what about the rest of it, such as interviews, scenic shots, promos, and behind-the-scenes footage? Too often, priceless moments that don’t make it into the broadcast get left on the cutting room floor because they’re either not preserved or the right people can’t access them, or both [...]
The Secret of NIMH - The epitome of a cryptic acronym. Yet, who didn't love that movie? Full of talking mice and rats, lots of drama, and a storyline that seemed so mysterious and complex — or certainly did to me, at age 7 [...]
SVG sat down with Mike Arthur, VP, sports and live events, to discuss Wazee Digital’s evolution, where he sees the industry headed, and how the company can help content owners manage and distribute the approaching flood of original sports content [...]
DENVER — Sept. 12, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, and Veritone® Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) insights and cognitive solutions, today announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Wazee Digital will offer its clients Veritone’s proprietary platform of advanced cognitive engines and applications. The new alliance will allow Wazee Digital Core customers to leverage Veritone’s industry-leading AI technology for automated metadata extraction and analysis, including speech-to-text transcription, face recognition, translation, object recognition, content moderation, and optical character recognition [...]
DENVER — Aug. 24, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced a technical partnership with BASE Media Cloud, a U.K. company that offers a suite of ready-made cloud services for media companies. Wazee Digital Media Hub now integrates with the BASE Media Cloud ecosystem, creating a hybrid media solution that gives the two companies’ joint users the best of both worlds — Amazon Web Services computing; sophisticated processing and licensing workflows; and a customer-branded, web-based access portal through Digital Media Hub, paired with cost-effective, regionalized virtual-private-cloud storage, delivery, and postproduction services through BASE Media Cloud.
If the new content workflow is truly cloud-native — that is, purposely built to operate in the cloud — then it can streamline processes and improve collaboration across all phases of the content.
If you have not met me, I am Allison Coquet. As a product line manager, I am always seeking a better way to regularly communicate new features and provide helpful tips and tricks to our 8,000+ Core users without calling everyone directly. Although I would like to be able to contact each of you personally to chat about the latest news, the fact that many of you are distributed across the globe makes this impractical. (Plus, I might get cranky from lack of sleep after talking to thousands of you, and nobody should have to deal with that.) So I’ve decided to send a periodic newsletter instead [...]
Some theorize that the age of the dinosaurs came to an end as the result of a falling meteor. Will cable operators survive the impact of their own meteor? [...]
DENVER — Aug. 1, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that Images of Freedom® has added rare images of Sen. John S. McCain III to its extensive media library. Built on the Wazee Digital Core platform, Images of Freedom is a media library of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and offers citizens online access to a wealth of public-domain still and video asset [...]
DENVER — July 10, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced improvements to Wazee Digital Core designed to enhance the user experience. Changes to the user interface will result in greater efficiency, while process changes will make it easier for users to ingest content and update bulk metadata [...]
Now that the 2017 NAB Show has wrapped up and I have had a little time to reflect, there a couple of things that stand out in terms of industry direction and technology trends [...]
DENVER— June 27, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that it is now part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Partner Program (PSP). AWS PSP recognizes partners with solutions and experience in helping government, education, and nonprofit organizations around the world achieve their missions. Media organizations in the public sector can now be assured that Wazee Digital’s media services are compatible with AWS.
At this year’s Preakness Stakes, a horse named Cloud Computing won the race in a major upset. I am not a huge racing enthusiast, but had I been betting on this race, I would have picked this horse based on its name alone. Yes, I am a little geeky, and I like the name. I would have ignored the stats and predictions. Most of my sports betting is for fun, so losing the few dollars wouldn’t have broken the bank. In hindsight, I regret not betting on this horse! [...]
DENVER — June 20, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced the availability of a new option in Wazee Digital Core that allows users to post, revise, and delete digital video content on Facebook directly from Core. With this new feature, Core can now publish to and manage multiple social-media syndication points — YouTube and Facebook — to make it easier for users to monetize their content libraries [...]
DENVER — June 14, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced it has incorporated TrackVia’s low-code application platform into the Wazee Digital Media Hub and related Live Event Services. As a result, customers that use Live Event Services can integrate real-time scoring data into their live-event workflows, giving both on-site production teams and remote operators instant information that can help them make insightful and informed editorial and production decisions about how to use the live content [...]
DENVER — June 9, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Senior Director, Customer Solutions David Candler will present at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Media & Entertainment Cloud Symposium. Candler will give a presentation titled “Intelligent Asset Management on AWS.” The AWS event takes place June 13 in London [...]
Chairman & CEO Harris Morris discusses his 10 years of experience attending the NAB show in Las Vegas.
The IBC Innovation Awards are unique in our industry. They reward the best applications of technology to achieve a real goal for the broadcaster or media company. They might add to creativity, enable the enterprise to work more effectively, or use new ways to reach and engage with audiences.
What I’m curious about is this: What change agents will be present at NAB? My colleague Jack Wenzinger wrote a fantastic blog on this topic at the beginning of the year called “Change Agents to Watch in 2017,” and I’ve been thinking about how his blog might align – or not – with some of the themes at NAB. I asked him if his observations had changed since he wrote the blog post and what he was interested in at NAB. He commented on a few [...]
DENVER — May 9, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that global content company FremantleMedia has begun using Wazee Digital Core for enterprise-level asset management in the cloud. In doing so, FremantleMedia now has a central global resource for managing, researching, viewing, sharing, and selling its content [...]
DENVER — April 25, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced an upgrade to Wazee Digital Media Hub, the only centralized, web-based system that allows near-live moments to be captured and made immediately available for global highlights, publishing, and syndication as the event is happening. With the upgrade come two major enhancements: a new gallery view to simplify content organization and search, and integration with Aspera Direct-to-S3 to accelerate file downloads [...]
DENVER — April 20, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that the company is continuing its proud history of working with legendary sports properties through a new partnership with the World Surf League (WSL). Beginning May 1, WSL content will be available for licensing through the Wazee Digital Commerce portal [...]
DENVER — April 18, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that USA Swimming is using Wazee Digital Core as a central content repository and licensing portal. The governing body’s engagement with Wazee Digital makes its content management process more efficient, simplifies licensing, and streamlines fulfillment of content requests for better monetization [...]