24i Media Showcases SmartOTT integration with Microsoft Azure Media Services: Video Indexer

Published April 3rd, 2019

Amsterdam (The Netherlands), April 3rd, 2019Today 24i Media, an industry-leading, global video app developer, showcased how customers can quickly and easily extract insights from videos using Smart OTT and Microsoft Azure Media Services: Video Indexer. 24i will this new solution at the Microsoft booth (#SL6716) and at the 24i booth (#SU9610) at the 2019 NAB Show in Vegas.

In a move to empower its customers to make their video services even more personalized, powerful and intuitive, 24i Media has integrated Video Indexer into their product line. This integration will empower customers to build  enhanced search experiences in their video apps, with embedded insights, that increase user engagement.

“Media companies with large archives often struggle with the challenge of transforming those archives into business value, particularly given the challenges of content discovery at scale.  Content categorization is often flawed and manual tagging is expensive, error-prone and scales badly,” said Martijn van Horssen, CEO at 24i Media. “By integrating Video Indexer to our modular suite of OTT components, we’re making it easier for customers to unleash the power of their content, improving viewer interaction and engagement.” 

Video Indexer builds upon media AI technologies to make it easier to extract insights from videos. Customers can use it to search for spoken words, faces, characters, emotions and enrich apps with embedded video insights to drive user engagement. When paired with 24i’s technology, metadata is automatically created by the Indexer and imported as tags into 24i’s SmartOTT. For broadcasters for example, this can help create more impactful promotion clips and drive viewers to their content.

“Be it live or on-demand, video is a great way for media companies to engage with viewers whose consumption habits have evolved beyond the linear experience,” said Sudheer Sirivara, General Manager, Azure Media, Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited to partner with 24i Media to deliver a personalized viewing experience to audiences, anytime, anywhere, on any device.”

24i at NAB 2019

Heading to NAB in Las Vegas next week?

The 24i team will be attending the NAB show, booth SU9610. If online video is an integral part of your business, we would love to talk to you! Schedule a meeting today.

24i Media’s turnkey solution to build and launch streaming video applications comes with a wealth of features and innovations. Designed to accelerate time to market, reduce cost, simplify deployment and optimize personalization and monetization across all devices and brands, 24i enables operators, content owners and broadcasters to expand, scale and grow their Internet TV offerings with flexible and powerful OTT Apps.

Apart from showcasing and demoing our new innovations, including our voice integration, ATSC 3.0 solution  and AI solution to enhance video content for better discovery and personalization, we would also love to show off our awesome products, powering some of the leading brands in the world today, including: Sinclair Broadcasting Group, Tennis Channel, Pure Flix, Globo, RTL, iflix, Entel and many more.

Schedule a meeting with our streaming video experts and learn how we can help you turn your viewers into dedicated fans.

A few ways to connect with 24i at NAB:

1) Schedule a meeting with our team

Monday April 8 through Wednesday April 10 from 9:00am to 6.00pm, Thursday April 11 9:00am to 2:00pm. Schedule your meeting here.

Schedule a meeting with us to see our products in action. We’ll show you how our technology framework helps you create and launch modular and flexible, state-of-the-art streaming video applications. Solutions tailored to meet your needs.

2) Listen in on Panel debates we attend

Join our CEO and partners for media-focused panels at the NAB Show

 Panel: Winning Hearts and Minds to Compete in the TV Battleground | Where: SU1042 When: Monday April 8 | 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM |  Read more 

Panel: Niche finds its Niche: The Direct-to-Consumer Revolution | Where: SU11621 When: Tuesday April 9 | 2:20 PM – 2:40 PM |  Read more

3) Drop by our booth

Stop by the 24i booth in South Upper hall, SU9610 and get a live demo of our award winning video app products and check out our new innovations.

3) Kick off NAB with us

Sunday April 7 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Join us for a fun networking event where you'll get to meet with industry professionals from across the world in a relaxed environment with drinks and snacks in one of the finest penthouse suites in Vegas. More details and registration here.

4) Proud sponsors of the Bitmovin NAB Party

We are excited about joining Bitmovin as sponsor fort heir NAB party on Monday April 8 at Intrigue at the Encore hotel. You are of course invited to join! Register here today to join.

 

We’re super excited for yet another awesome NAB and look forward to see industry friends and peers again. If you have questions, please reach out to us marketing@24i.com

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