ThinkAnalytics launches generative AI solutions

Tech outfit ThinkAnalytics is to include a voice, chatbot and other solutions that combine generative AI, personalised recommendations, content metadata and natural language interaction to its portfolio. The new feature will be demonstrated at the IBC show taking place from September 16 in RAI Amsterdam. The company said it is working with broadcasters and content […]

SK Telecom buys $100m of Anthropic’s AI technology

South Korean telecommunications company SK Telecom has invested USD $100 million in AI technology from the US-based tech firm Anthropic to build a large language model customised for telcos. Under the agreement, SKT and Anthropic will jointly develop a multilingual large language model that supports languages, including Korean, English, Japanese and Spanish. The companies said […]

Vietnam Pro Basketball taps Magnifi for AI-powered coverage

Vietnam’s Pro Basketball League (VBA) has chosen Magnifi by Videoverse, an AI-focused video technology company and video-editing SaaS platform, to support its 2023 season of the with AI-powered video highlights of matches, video-on-demand and social media features. Magnifi’s offering for the VBA league includes full match highlights and player highlights, featuring dynamic graphic overlays and […]

Chile’s Zapping launches AI-generated music channel

Chilean virtual pay TV operator Zapping has launched what it describes as the first channel in the country created entirely by AI. Zapping has launched a new version of its LoFi music offering that it says is completely AI-based, and has changed the name of the channel to Lof.AI. Music on the channel is accompanied […]

ELF football taps Qvest for FAST and WSC Sports for AI-powered coverage

American football organisation he European League of Football (ELF) has tapped technology outfit Qvest to provide a full-service FAST channel playout solution. The pair said that with free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels, the ELF will be able to reach more sports fans worldwide in a viewer friendly, flexible, immersive, and engaging way. Qvest will […]

Comcast launches programme to mentor Generative AI startups

Cable and media giant Comcast has opened applications for the first of a series of new LIFT Labs Accelerator themed programme, this time focused on the current buzz around Generative AI.  The Generative AI programme will be the first of multiple theme-driven accelerator programmes hosted by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs throughout the year focused on […]

Media Distillery launches new ad break solution

AI video technology specialist Media Distillery has launched Ad Break Distillery, a new product that it says identifies the exact start and stop times of ad breaks in broadcast video, enabling video operators, to improve monetisation and user engagement.  Media Distillery said that the main technical cause preventing a good UX for linear TV ads […]

Papercup: Mexicans prefer AI dubbing to subtitles

A YouGov poll of 1,002 Mexican adults has found that 58% of those polled preferred watching content localized with AI dubbing over a subtitled equivalent, with the strongest preference displayed by those who watch the least foreign language TV. The study was commissioned by AI dubbing specialist Papercup, which provided dubbing for the Mexican study. […]

Comcast Technology Solutions launches VideoAI SaaS offering

Comcast Technology Solutions, the tech division of the US cable giant, has launched Video Artificial Intelligence (VideoAI), a new software-as-a-service offering designed to enable companies understand and analyse live and on-demand video, audio, and closed captions to create metadata around content assets, and to generate and manage new content, improve advertising efficiency, and streamline operations. VideoAI […]

SeaChange taps AWS for AI and ML-enabled user cases

Video technology company SeaChange has strengthened its partnership with Amazon Web Services to enable enhanced data analytics on top of its cloud-based video delivery platform. Building on a collaboration that dates back to 2016, SeaChange is tapping AWS’s artificial intelligence and machine learning services to facilitate understanding of end-user engagement and improve customer business outcomes, the […]

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