TF1 Group Overview
Founded in 1987, TF1 Group is a leading french television broadcasting organization that specializes in movie production as well as publishing social media services.
Production, Broadcast and Digital – the group’s three core businesses are complementary, providing it with the resources to create and innovate, and thereby showcase the most inspiring content. It is controlled with a 43% stake by Bouygues, and is quoted on Euronext Paris.
TF1 Group Partners with Newsbridge To Monetize its Footage with AI
TF1 Group needed an automated and easy-to-integrate solution to index a mass volume of content in record time.
As part of TF1’s content resale strategy, the group partnered with Newsbridge in 2020, launching its advanced content monetization solution for audiovisual archives, a cloud-based footage bank- TF1 Media Gallery by NEWEN CONNECT.
This partnership stemmed from a merged actualization of the group’s intrapreneurial project to digitize its archives alongside the support of Newsbridge within the TF1 Media Lab acceleration program.
“Prior to the launch of TF1 Media Gallery, we were already working with Newsbridge to sell and deliver media extracts to customers during the pandemic. Now as part of our content resale strategy, customer experience is now top-of-mind and we’re able to deliver an easy-to-use and streamlined showcase channel.”-Lise Nayrolles, TF1 Media Gallery Co-founder
By moving to the cloud and leveraging Multimodal AI to index and search through its large pool of content, TF1 is now able to offer a next-gen user experience to its buyers and monetize sequences from its online catalog, ranging from legendary variety shows to the freshest news images.
TF1 media footage is now automatically indexed and stored within the TF1 Media Gallery platform- organized into enriched and customizable collections based on metadata, powered by Multimodal AI. This gives documentalists and editors the ability to focus on high-level editorialization strategy via auto-extracting the greatest value from their media assets based on facial, object, and context recognition along with Speech-to-text, resulting in a simplified content showcasing process.
TF1 Group Creating New Revenue Streams
TF1 Media Gallery is a new cloud-based platform that showcases and sells a wide range of television programs ranging from variety shows to the latest news videos. Via an unprecedented Clip & Collect experience, journalists, editorial writers, editors and videographers all over the world have the ability to search, find and purchase available extracts.
The Newsbridge platform allows them to select a specific sequence, the key moment, that they require for their project. As of now, TF1 Audiovisual Rights can offer its customers unprecedented precision while also obtaining a new revenue stream.
By adopting Newsbridge’s signature AI-powered Multimodal Indexing technology, TF1 is also adopting a modernized search experience for their customers and internal entities with a semantic search engine to find ‘needle in a haystack moments’ in seconds among thousands of hours of auto-indexed footage.
With ease-of-access and digital workflows top-of-mind, Newsbridge’s platform allows videographers to access TF1 sequences remotely, collaborate with stakeholders in real-time, and record and index live content- all the while continuously adding new and legacy program content to the Media Gallery.
“There is a real opportunity for content monetization powered by AI. Newsbridge’s partnership with TF1 Group directly reflects the increasing market demand for digital workflows that promote reduced costs, heightened agility and increased revenue.”– Philippe Petitpont, Newsbridge Co-founder & CEO
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.