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TF1 Group Partners with Newsbridge: TF1 MEDIA GALLERY Platform

Newsbridge Content Team        
March 23, 2021

TF1 Group Partners with Newsbridge To Monetize its Footage with AI on the TF1 MEDIA GALLERY Platform

TF1 Group, via its TF1 Audiovisual Rights branch (Newen Connect), teams with Newsbridge to create TF1 Media Gallery by NEWEN CONNECT, its cloud-based footage bank showcasing various media assets from the Network’s legacy programs to daily news content. By combining AI and the cloud to create a next-gen user experience, TF1 Audiovisual Rights can now monetize sequences from its online catalog, ranging from legendary variety shows to the freshest news images.

Paris, January 11th 2021 - Newsbridge, the ultimate cloud platform for next-gen media valorization providing large-scale Multimodal Indexing for audiovisual content via AI, announces today its partnership with the french broadcast network TF1 Group, and the official launch of its advanced content monetization solution for audiovisual archives. This partnership stems 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.

As a leading French media holding company, TF1 needed an automated and easy-to-integrate solution to index a mass volume of content in record time. As part of TF1’s Audiovisual Rights branch content resale strategy, the group partnered with Newsbridge in 2020, based on the work jointly initiated during the first season of TF1 Media Lab.

TF1 Media Gallery Newsbridge
The TF1 MEDIA GALLERY Platform using Newsbridge's latest Content Monetization features

TF1 Media Gallery (https://www.tf1mediagallery.com), 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.

“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

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.

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

About Newsbridge

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.

About TF1 Group

Founded in 1987, TF1 Group is a well-known 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.

For all related inquiries please contact: tf1mediagallery@tf1.fr