DENVER — Nov. 20, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Chief Technology Officer Greg Loose and Vice President of Information Systems and Services Brian Noecker will present at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas. The one-hour presentation, titled “Migrating Millions of Video Content Files to the Cloud Using AWS Snowball,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Venetian, Level 4, Delfino 4005 [...]
DENVER — Nov. 2, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced it has extended its technology contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS) well beyond hosted storage to include AWS ingest, content discovery, and computing. With this extension, all Wazee Digital products and operations will run on AWS. By ensuring its solutions support AWS, Wazee Digital can provide customers with more flexibility in terms of workflow, scale, and performance [...]
Clips of specific players were easily accessible by NFL Network, other broadcasters, and franchises By Michael Arthur, VP, Sports and Live Events, and Ian Retzlaff, Director of Sports Licensing & Partnerships
Historically, a content owner’s only concern was to create a piece of broadcast-quality content, deliver it to one or two broadcast-distribution arms (such as a satellite or cable provider), and be done with it [...]
The Secret of NIMH - The epitome of a cryptic acronym. Yet, who didn't love that movie? Full of talking mice and rats, lots of drama, and a storyline that seemed so mysterious and complex — or certainly did to me, at age 7 [...]
SVG sat down with Mike Arthur, VP, sports and live events, to discuss Wazee Digital’s evolution, where he sees the industry headed, and how the company can help content owners manage and distribute the approaching flood of original sports content [...]
DENVER — Sept. 12, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, and Veritone® Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) insights and cognitive solutions, today announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Wazee Digital will offer its clients Veritone’s proprietary platform of advanced cognitive engines and applications. The new alliance will allow Wazee Digital Core customers to leverage Veritone’s industry-leading AI technology for automated metadata extraction and analysis, including speech-to-text transcription, face recognition, translation, object recognition, content moderation, and optical character recognition [...]
DENVER — Aug. 24, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced a technical partnership with BASE Media Cloud, a U.K. company that offers a suite of ready-made cloud services for media companies. Wazee Digital Media Hub now integrates with the BASE Media Cloud ecosystem, creating a hybrid media solution that gives the two companies’ joint users the best of both worlds — Amazon Web Services computing; sophisticated processing and licensing workflows; and a customer-branded, web-based access portal through Digital Media Hub, paired with cost-effective, regionalized virtual-private-cloud storage, delivery, and postproduction services through BASE Media Cloud.
If the new content workflow is truly cloud-native — that is, purposely built to operate in the cloud — then it can streamline processes and improve collaboration across all phases of the content.
If you have not met me, I am Allison Coquet. As a product line manager, I am always seeking a better way to regularly communicate new features and provide helpful tips and tricks to our 8,000+ Core users without calling everyone directly. Although I would like to be able to contact each of you personally to chat about the latest news, the fact that many of you are distributed across the globe makes this impractical. (Plus, I might get cranky from lack of sleep after talking to thousands of you, and nobody should have to deal with that.) So I’ve decided to send a periodic newsletter instead [...]
DENVER — Aug. 10, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, and USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming, today announced that they have extended their partnership. Now, in addition to using Wazee Digital Core as a central media asset management solution for its content, USA Swimming has made that content available for licensing through Wazee Digital Commerce. The move will simplify licensing, streamline fulfillment of content requests, and expose the organization to more potential buyers — all helping USA Swimming achieve better monetization of its extensive catalog of video produced by USA Swimming Productions [...]
Some theorize that the age of the dinosaurs came to an end as the result of a falling meteor. Will cable operators survive the impact of their own meteor? [...]
Advanced Metadata Unlocks the Value of a Video Library
DENVER — June 20, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced the availability of a new option in Wazee Digital Core that allows users to post, revise, and delete digital video content on Facebook directly from Core. With this new feature, Core can now publish to and manage multiple social-media syndication points — YouTube and Facebook — to make it easier for users to monetize their content libraries [...]
DENVER — June 14, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced it has incorporated TrackVia’s low-code application platform into the Wazee Digital Media Hub and related Live Event Services. As a result, customers that use Live Event Services can integrate real-time scoring data into their live-event workflows, giving both on-site production teams and remote operators instant information that can help them make insightful and informed editorial and production decisions about how to use the live content [...]
DENVER — May 9, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that global content company FremantleMedia has begun using Wazee Digital Core for enterprise-level asset management in the cloud. In doing so, FremantleMedia now has a central global resource for managing, researching, viewing, sharing, and selling its content [...]
The two follow-up questions I’ve been asked my entire life: “Is that a family name?”, and “Is your dad in the military?” See, my first name sounds somewhat normal but always needs repeating. Multiple times, and usually followed with a “sounds like” clue. The military question comes up after people learn that in 10th grade I was starting my 11th school. By that time, I had lived in four different states and 12 different houses[...]
There once was a boy named Hadley Wrights (Had for short), the owner of a vast collection of baseball cards that he had meticulously collected, bought, and traded for over the years. This collection was his pride and joy, easily the best collection in town. Unfortunately, no one other than Had, or the inside of his closet, could see his collections for years Had’s friends had begged him to show him his cards, to share the joy of seeing some of those iconic cards and even try to make some money by displaying them on special occasions. He liked that idea but thought it was too much trouble [...]
DENVER — April 4, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that its “controlled vocabulary” option for Wazee Digital Core, the company’s cloud-native digital asset management solution that powers all of its products and services, is now in production and being used by the U.S Department of Defense. Controlled vocabulary allows Core clients to import and use one or more custom thesauri within the application [...]
I once had a boss who said ‘(users) can have it right, they can have it fast, or they can have it cheap but you can’t have all 3.’ We at Wazee Digital constantly strive to create a product that makes end-users lives easier at the right moment for the right cost. As part of our unicorn hunting skillset product managers should listen, watch, and listen some more to the end-users. Ask questions to understand and determine what the problem is that needs solving. Listen some more. Then collaborate with our teams and the user(s) to determine how best to create and gift the unicorn back to the user with a side of rainbow sprinkles. This is where I will let you know that the Unicorn here is YouTube Publishing, and the Sprinkles? Monetization [...]
In the video content business, searching through trillions of moments of video to find ‘tank’ can be just as time consuming and arduous to narrow down a set of results. Even in a large asset management system ‘tank’ could mean a container for fish or a military vehicle, two very different things (as you can see below) requiring further refinement.
DENVER — Feb. 14, 2017 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that National Geographic Creative has upgraded its Wazee Digital-powered licensing portal to support 4K content transcoding and delivery to its customers, which include content creators, filmmakers, and documentarians. NatGeoCreative.com is one of the first portals in the industry to grant users the ability to transcode and fulfill 4K content automatically [...]
Wazee Digital began a journey a few years ago to create a new coding framework for our services that could match all the capabilities of what it means to reap the benefits of being a cloud-native service. From inception, our services have been in the cloud, provided globally outside the firewall; this latest evolution is to start the process to architect our services into purpose driven APIs that adhere to agile best practices and provide a truly global, elastic, secure SaaS platform [...]
How was it that while monstrous, heavy-weight dinosaurs perished, smaller and more adaptive mammals survived? And how can we be similarly nimble survivors — escaping the "tar pits" and going on to thrive? Today, our customers are facing the most challenging period in their history, between the unprecedented rise in content competition, the need to manage multiple platforms, and an absolute imperative to understand consumers at a level they never have before [...]
How can content creators, or rights holders, localize the coverage of an event to enhance viewership and fan engagement? We have been watching this trend grow over the past couple of years. More content is being recorded than ever before and there are more ways to distribute content to engaged fans than ever before; TV, OTT, Social platforms and Property apps. Yet, how do we deliver the right content to the right people - at the right time effectively and efficiently? [...]
DENVER — Dec. 20, 2016 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, today announced that the World Poker Tour® (WPT®) has renewed its relationship with Wazee Digital. Under the continued agreement, the WPT uses Wazee Digital’s complete asset management and distribution service to deliver WPT TV shows to both domestic and international broadcasters [...]
Wazee Digital Core is the heart of Wazee Digital’s portfolio. Core is responsible for the storage, workflow and delivery of content. Both Wazee Digital Commerce, our licensing soultion and Wazee Digital Media Hub, our lLive eEvents solution use Core and without it could not operate. In the next series of blogs we will be deep diving into the world of Core [...}
How do you define “simple” in two words or less? “No-brainer” comes first to my mind, my 11-year-old son says “not difficult,” my teenagers collectively say “basic” while my husband plays my little word game and mutters “not complicated.” As a product manager, I spend a significant amount of time trying to articulate features and […]
I returned from my deployment to Afghanistan in early 2013 and was greeted by friends and family at Denver International Airport. To this day, anytime I ride the train at DIA and take the escalator up to the main terminal, I relive that incredible feeling. I was a changed person, but for the most part I still felt like me. Sure there were a few days where anxiety ran high and I felt out of place, but that was normal, right?!
The first ten weeks of my summer I spent interning with the Account Management team at Wazee Digital. As a rising junior studying economics at Middlebury College, I was grateful and excited to be part of a unique and exciting business in a city that I had never been to before.
DENVER — Nov. 21, 2016 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Chairman and CEO Harris Morris will present a keynote address titled “Tyrannosaurus Rex or Mammals: How to Survive the Extinction of Traditional Broadcast Technology” [...]
There is a myriad of moments that media organizations intend on capturing – plan for and execute from a variety of camera angles, delivery modes, and are consumed through multiple outlets. Then, there are the truly unique moments that are captured. The moments that through sheer serendipity go viral and capture a massive audience or heavily impact a few – stamping a key moment in time forever in memory.
DENVER — Oct. 25, 2016 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced that Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development Andy Hurt will present at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Media and Entertainment Cloud Symposium [...]
Writing that title made me feel a little bit like soliciting for friends. You know… Like that movie, I Love You Man, with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. A ‘bromance’ if you will, where “friendless Peter Klaven (Rudd) goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding (IMDB).
Sports and Live Events properties are creating more content than ever. The ease with which anybody can shoot, edit, and post video, in combination with the explosion of social media applications has had a significant impact on traditional broadcast and nobody is immune: ESPN has lost 13 million subscribers in 5 years (Nielsen). After years of inflated media rights deals for sports properties, the bubble has burst (or at the very least, experienced a significant and extended leak).
DENVER — Sept. 2, 2016 — Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, today announced an upgrade to Wazee Digital Core, its cloud-native digital asset management solution that powers all of the other Wazee Digital products and services. The upgrade enables content owners and rightsholders who use Core to do […]
After 18 years it was a daunting move to a new company, new coworkers, and new clients. So why not take the safe path? There is a popular saying in the M&E industry: ‘Content is King’. What isn’t mentioned is that the content is often locked up in the dungeon like an ill-begotten prince after being paraded around once when it was a cute newborn never to be seen again. Just like that prince – there is hidden potential which needs to be properly prepped and made available to the masses for consumption. To have the opportunity to teach the industry how to unlock the revenue opportunities in their already existing content is an exciting and fascinating prospect. But first, I needed to meet my new coworkers, clients, and product.