SOURCE: Anystream & Audible Magic

September 04, 2007 06:50 ET

Anystream and Audible Magic Partner to Simplify Digital Media Commerce With Automated Content Identification Solution

Solution Aimed at Dissolving UGV Business-Model Challenges to Preview at IBC 2007

STERLING, VA and LAS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - Today Anystream, the media automation platform used by more than 700 media organizations worldwide, and Audible Magic, the industry's top provider of content recognition technology, announced an exclusive partnership to enable content identification processes to be seamlessly incorporated in UGV production workflows. IBC2007 attendees will get a sneak preview of the unique solution; aimed at eliminating the UGV business model challenges that have popular Internet video-sharing sites struggling to avoid unintentional copyright infringement.

"The solution we developed with Audible Magic will enable content and service providers to further automate the management, manufacturing and control of media as a part of their everyday production and business processes," said Anystream Media VP of Products Russell Zack. "We believe that it is imperative for this process to be embedded in content creation and distribution workflows."

The new solution will combines the industry's leading content registration and identification service with the production component of the Anystream platform to automate the registration, ingest and verification of UGV content before publishing it to the Web. By automatically fingerprinting content with associated metadata and publishing it to the Audible Magic content database for registration, the new UGV solution will enable content owners to easily identify their content in the wild. When used by aggregators, automatic ingest and format conversions will run simultaneously to the registered fingerprint checks, enabling video to be flagged for review or removal prior to publishing.

"The ability to process and manage massive amounts of media files is essential to breaking down barriers for new digital business models," said Vance Ikezoye, Audible Magic's CEO. "This new partnership with Anystream will make it efficient and easy for our content aggregator customers and content partners to integrate Audible Magic's content identification platform into their digital media management ecosystems."

For more information or a sneak preview of the new automated content ID & registration platform, visit Anystream Stand 8.295 at IBC in Amsterdam September 7-11, 2007.

About Anystream

As the number of outlets and devices to consume video grows, global media companies innovate and experiment with video using Anystream's media automation platform. By making rich media content available where, when, and how it's convenient for their viewers, Anystream's customers win consumer loyalty in the competitive entertainment marketplace. With bragging rights to over 700 media companies and every major content provider in the world, Anystream-charged video reaches from laptops in Little Rock to cell phones in Shanghai. Anystream's honors include the Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award, Presentations Magazine's Standing Ovation Award, PC Magazine's Technical Excellence Award finalist, COMDEX Best of Show Award finalist, Entrepreneur Magazine's "Hot 100" list and Deloitte & Touche's "Fast 50."

About Audible Magic Corporation

Audible Magic Corporation provides content management and anti-piracy services to the media and entertainment industries as well as business, governmental, and educational institutions. The company's offerings utilize patented content identification technologies and an extensive reference database of audio and video content that includes one of the largest collections of copyrighted digital song recording fingerprints in the world. Its digital technology and services were designed to monitor, track, manage, filter and monetize digital content in all its forms. The company has been actively providing services for the Web 2.0 user-generated content video sharing sites including MySpace, Microsoft (Soapbox), Break.com, Dailymotion, Eyespot, GoFish, and Grouper. The company also has an agreement with Viacom's MTV Networks (MTVN).

Corporate partners include EMI Recorded Music, Palisade Systems, Sony/BMG Music, Universal Music Group, V2 Music, Warner Music Group, and EMI Recorded Music. Audible Magic is also employed by iMesh and PlayLouder MSP music service. Audible Magic products include the CopySense P2P Plug-In, CopySense Network Appliance, and RepliCheck.

Contact Information

  • Media and Analyst Inquiries Contact:

    Matt Dornic
    Anystream
    (703) 948-3076
    or (443) 414-1393
    Email Contact

    Sarah McMullen
    Audible Magic
    McMullen & Company Public Relations
    (310) 283-7907
    Email Contact