AVIWEST & Newsbridge Ground to Cloud Solution Boosts Live Production Workflows

Paris, 19 October 2021AVIWEST– one of the world’s leading providers of IP-based video contribution systems joins forces with Newsbridge’s cloud-based media valorization platform powered by AI to deliver a revolutionary live production workflow solution for TF1 Group. 

AVIWEST and Newsbridge: Partners in Innovation 

AVIWEST’s StreamHub control and live stream hosting combined with Newsbridge’s cloud video tools and native Multimodal Indexing AI technology offers a unique solution for media and sports rights-holders, journalists, production and editorial teams alike to boost their ‘ground to cloud’ media value chain. 

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, it is able to manage missions and metadata to guarantee a seamless integration with Newsbridge’s post-production workflow that 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, an AWS collaborator, Newsbridge’s AI-Based video indexing MAM platform leverages both Newsbridge’s native Multimodal AI technology and the scaling capacity of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Services. 

Aviwest and Newsbridge’s combined ground to cloud solution.

Customer Highlight: TF1 Group 

For more than 4 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 were in need of a solution to work more quickly and efficiently, spanning from content acquisition to auto-indexing and retrieval.

After adopting the integrated solution, TF1 editorial teams 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 easy integration with their 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. 

With direction from TF1’s Media Factory Deputy Director, Yves Bouillon, the integrated solution has since allowed TF1’s editorial teams to save hours of time. 

“In general, when we choose a tool, we are always keeping in mind how it is positioned toward the future. AVIWEST and Newsbridge’s combined solution allows us to record on the cloud and makes complete sense. Using just a laptop and an internet connection, our journalists can immediately (at the beginning of a recording) look through images…and choose the best moments using cognitive analysis.”

-Yves Bouillon, Deputy Director of TF1’s Media Factory

About AVIWEST

AVIWEST is a world-leading provider of IP-based video contribution systems. Powered by SST, its proprietary, patented, and two-time Emmy® Award-winning intelligent IP bonding technology, our reliable solutions have been adopted by 1,000-plus broadcasters, online media, news agencies, social media companies, and first responders in more than 100 countries to cover breaking news and live events. 

AVIWEST’s history of innovation includes the world’s first portable cellular video transmitter, the world’s first live video transmission over a 4G network implementing QoS, and the world’s first live 4K video transmission over a 5G network. Using the 5G versions of AVIWEST’s powerful and lightweight bonded cellular transmitters, video professionals can deliver live news, multi camera sports, and events coverage with greater efficiency, higher quality, and cost-effectiveness from any part of the world.

Headquartered in Saint-Grégoire, France, AVIWEST offers professional worldwide support for its products and cloud services through local and international sales offices and distribution networks across more than 160 countries.

Press contact:

Valérie Dekeyser, AVIWEST Communication Manager: vdekeyser@aviwest.com

About Newsbridge

Newsbridge is a cloud-based platform for next gen media valorization offering Multimodal Indexing via Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Taking into account facial, object and scene recognition with audio transcription and semantic context, Newsbridge provides unprecedented access to content. Whether it be media logging, archiving, monetizing, or investigative research- the solution allows for smart media asset management.

Today our platform is used by TV Channels, Press Agencies, Major Sports Federations, Production Houses, Journalists, Editors and Documentalists to boost their media value chain.

Press Contact: 

Rachel Cooper, Newsbridge Marcom Manager: rachel.cooper@newsbridge.io