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Front Porch Digital Taps Digitalsmiths for Automated Metadata Management Solution

Automated scene-level metadata management solution opens up new monetization opportunities for content owners.
Research Triangle Park, NC(9/10/2010) -

Digitalsmiths Corporation, the video metadata experts in management, packaging and distribution, today announced that Front Porch Digital will integrate VideoSense and MetaFrame metadata management and distribution into DIVApublish, the latest module in the DIVASolutions family. Also announced today by Front Porch Digital, DIVApublish will be available initially as a beta release, with general release following early in 2011.

As global content owners and distributors build increasingly larger digital systems, the ability to easily locate and retrieve content becomes crucial. DIVApublish will enable users to search and view metadata and the associated content from their desktops providing a significant boost in efficiency and time-savings.

DIVApublish will leverage Digitalsmiths' metadata management system, MetaFrame, for cloud-based, automated frame-based metadata creation. MetaFrame enables customers to delve deep into their content, using facial recognition, scene detection, speech recognition, natural language processing, ad-break detection and closed-caption time alignment. This level of metadata capture and creation make it incredibly easy for users to find specific content based on a wide range of descriptive search terms and then quickly publish that content online.

 "The relationship creates a unique capability; DIVApublish is the world's first integrated Content Storage Management system - extending file based workflow from videotape on the shelf, through the archive to online communities," said Phil Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer for Front Porch Digital. "In particular, we are very excited by Digitalsmiths' ability to deliver advanced content search. Our customers own the world's most valuable media, and this kind of access and visibility into their content will create new revenue streams and greater audience reach."

"Digitalsmiths is proud to be the metadata partner behind Front Porch Digital's new video initiative, DIVApublish, particularly as the organization looks to help its vast list of customers expand the reach and distribution of their video content to the web, mobile devices and Internet-connected TVs," said Ben Weinberger, CEO of Digitalsmiths. "Our combined technology and services are uniquely suited to open up content libraries and empower monetization opportunities previously unavailable."

View the DIVApublish demo and visit Digitalsmiths at Front Porch Digital's stand, 7.B15, at IBC2010, Sept. 10-12 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

About Digitalsmiths
Digitalsmiths provides the industry's only studio grade solution for premium video metadata and advanced digital media analysis that empowers organizations to open up new revenue streams for film and TV content on any platform, increase viewing times and engagement, and build bigger audiences that watch more video.  To date, Digitalsmiths has indexed over 3,000,000 tracks of metadata across 29,000 pieces of content and more than 200 terabytes of premium video content.

The company's flagship product, VideoSense®, is the preferred premium metadata and digital media analytics solution for today's leading Hollywood studios, broadcasters, distributors and publishers including Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Telepictures and TMZ.com.  Digitalsmiths was named one of the "Top 45 Companies to Watch" by Dow Jones, one of the "OnHollywood Top 100" and "OnGlobal 250" by AlwaysOn, "Technology of the Year" by North Carolina's Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), and winner of the "Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards." http://www.digitalsmiths.com/

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