12 July 2022 – SaaS platform providers Newsbridge and Alpha Networks have teamed up to offer sports and media organizations a powerful, end-to-end cloud video management and OTT solution.
The integrated solution for content asset production and distribution combines Newsbridge’s Cloud Media Hub and signature Multimodal Indexing AI technology, with Alpha Networks’ Bee propelled by Kinow leading Live & On-Demand video platform.
The latter was renamed following the acquisition of Kinow by Alpha Networks in January 2022, and is now part of Alpha Networks’ product portfolio under the new name of “Bee propelled by Kinow”.
Live, rush and archive media assets can be imported into the Newsbridge Media Hub with its automatic transcription, translation, AI-powered indexing, subtitling, video clipping tools and real-time collaboration.
Metadata-enriched content is then shared to the Bee streaming solution. Through the integration of the two platforms, customers can organize and secure their content, set up the right monetization strategy and decide whether to live stream or provide videos on-demand. They can also benefit from several streaming functionalities, including live broadcasting automation and the ability to plan multiple live events simultaneously.
Bee allows customers to deliver their content on any screen (web, mobile, smart TV, etc.) and offers subscribers a unique user experience through resume reading, bookmark movies, recommendations based on viewing preferences, in-app payment, etc. Sports organizations can decide to integrate other features to better interact with subscribers according to their specific business needs. These include multi-criteria filter systems, the possibility to display a calendar with all upcoming events and present real-time statistics (competitions, teams, players). Customers can also manage their users, analyze their audience and business activity.
Newsbridge CEO, Philippe Petitpont, said:
“We’re excited to offer this turnkey workflow with Bee propelled by Kinow: it will enrich and augment the viewers’ OTT experience. Using Multimodal Indexing AI to detect people, teams, competitions, logos, context, scenes and speech, and localizing content with translation allows sports and media organizations to publish rich content metadata to their fans. Increased targeting and personalization equates to higher audience engagement and ultimately, more revenue.”
Pierre Antoine, Managing Director of the Kinow Business Unit at Alpha Networks commented:
"Integrating production and distribution tools is often time-consuming, expensive and increases the risks of technical issues once the service is live. This is why we decided to partner with Newsbridge: together, we are now able to simplify the workflow and propose a complete end-to-end solution, from production to distribution.”
“The combination of Newsbridge’s digital asset management tool and our OTT distribution solution requires no specific technical knowledge from our customers, so that they can engage with their fans and audience almost instantly and save precious time-to-market!”
“Thanks to the Newsbridge and Bee integration, our customers can choose and rely on best-in-class solutions to launch unique streaming platforms. They can compete in their markets while saving time and money."
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Newsbridge is a cloud media hub platform for live & archived content.
Powered by Multimodal Indexing AI and a data driven indexing approach, Newsbridge provides unprecedented access to content by automatically detecting faces, objects, logos, written texts, audio transcripts and semantic context.
Whether it be for managing and accessing live recordings, clipping highlights, future friendly archiving, content retrieval or content showcasing and monetization - the solution allows for smart & efficient media asset management.
Today our platform is used by worldwide TV Channels, Press Agencies, Sports Rights Holders, Production Houses, Journalists, Editors and Archivists to boost their production workflow and media ROI.
For almost 15 years, Alpha Networks is a leading provider in software solutions for the global video distribution market. In January 2022, Alpha Networks acquired Kinow, a French company specialized in offering a turnkey OTT video platform. Upon acquisition, Alpha Networks has leveraged Kinow SaaS video streaming solution to consolidate a software-on-demand SaaS model and expand it on a global scale.
With Bee propelled by Kinow, we provide a turnkey solution to help content producers and distributors, as well as small and medium-sized media companies, launching and enhancing their own live and on-demand streaming content (free or paid). In addition, Bee is also targeting niche markets, including the events, sports, entertainment and corporate industry.
As for the sports sector, we notably helped Decathlon to transform their online sports class platform for a better user experience. We are also working with the French National Volleyball League (LNV) on the modernization of their streaming service to create a strong fan experience through match broadcasting.
Since 2015, Kinow has deployed over 300 platforms for prestigious customers worldwide including Reworld Media, the Académie des César, Mediawan, The European Handball Cup, Reed Exhibitions, the Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy, LaCinetek, Tënk and many more. We helped our customers launching platforms in Europe, North America, South America, North Africa, etc.
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