By Lennart Broers, Sales Director Operator Solutions at 24i
This year, more than ever, most of us are looking forward to a new fresh start in the new year. I’m excited that 2021 sees me joining 24i as Sales Director Operator Solutions, responsible for driving the growth and momentum of a company I’ve been part of in the past!
Amid the disruption the pandemic brought to our industry, there was an opportunity for our customers to rapidly transform their businesses and operations and do more than just weather this storm using our cloud solutions. Thus, change and transition are where we focused our efforts to ensure business continuity and provide a path in which customers and partners could leverage Dalet solutions to pivot towards the new business opportunities that emerged.
March of 2020, when much of the world went into quarantine, is a month most of us will not forget. For most businesses there was uncertainty and for many there was chaos as they scrambled to set up remote work environments and adapt quickly to new regulations without clarity on how long the situation would last. Since that time, the M&E industry has gone through immense change, and the disruption that the coronavirus pandemic caused has brought new workflows and, in many cases, accelerated changes that were already happening.
Trance: AI-enabled world of Transcription, Captioning, and Translation; anytime & anywhere
Trance is an enterprise-level, cloud-based web application from Digital Nirvana integrated with cutting edge STT technology and cloud-based architecture, leading to significant efficiency gains. In this webinar we discussed how AI is transforming subtitling, translation, and transcription and covered key concepts around;
● Importing media into Trance
● Creating, viewing and editing transcripts in a single window
● Configuring presets and single-click generation of closed captions in Pro Window and Caption Editor Window
● Automatically translating to a secondary language
● Exporting caption sidecars in all industry-standard formats
Software as a Service is here to stay – It’s the sector that’s predicted to hit well over $600 billion in global value by 2023 (FinancesOnline). Let’s recap – SaaS is the prime method of software delivery, where software and applications are hosted remotely via a vendor. SaaS applications are made available to customers through a network, which often requires a regular subscription to access. Here at PlayBox we’ve championed the countless benefits of truly utilising the cloud with cloud-native SaaS – see Cosmos Technology – and we’re here to share some of those benefits with you.
MediaKind Application Paper
While the concept of ‘X’-as-a-Service is not new, it is the new on-trend topic for the Telecom, Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. In fact, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now abuzz all across the media space. So why now?
In this webinar, we explore the most important findings of the recently published Adapt for Change Report, including BaM Content Chain Maturity™, the supply-side implications of the move to as-a-service models and the growing cloud ecosystem.
The media and entertainment industry is in an exciting period of transformation and innovation, and Signiant is thrilled to be in the midst of it. Nowhere was this energy more apparent than at this year’s IBC conference, where we had the opportunity to speak with a wide range of organizations, vendors, and thought leaders to better understand where M&E businesses are at, where they’re going, and what they need.
Now with IBC 2019 in the rearview mirror, we’ve been reflecting on everything we’ve learned, and Jon Finegold, Signiant’s CMO, has taken the time to share his experience from the conference, and how that might affect Signiant as we charge toward 2020.
Business Transformation – Embracing SaaS
IABM Executive Summit, London – July 2019
What are the challenges, issues and potential benefits for both media companies and vendors as they transform to a software-as-a-service based mode? George Jarrett reported on IABM’s July 2019 Executive Summit for IBC365, reproduced here with the kind permission of IBC.
In this presentation Scott Puopolo (CEO, Telestream) discusses the business, technical and organisational issues that must be addressed by equipment vendors as they transform their business from a product supply model to a SaaS model, and how Telestream is responding to requests from customers to support this business model.