Metadata and The User Experience - Part 2: How Backend Improvements Enhance UX

In the previous entry to this series, we explored the problems that messy, inconsistent metadata can create for the end user, where metadata varies from asset to asset, sometimes even for duplicate versions of the same asset. Not only does this...

Metadata and The User Experience - Part 1: DNA

Piksel recently announced that we had secured the DPP’s Committed to Security mark, demonstrating that the microservices architecture that underpins our products - the Piksel Palette - provides our customers with the highest standard of security...

In Streaming’s Fragmented Future, Customised Content Will be King

Deloitte’s 2018 predictions for the global technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector were released this morning and, as is typically the case, the accompanying report makes interesting reading for anyone with a keen eye on potential...

The paradox of choice – how can broadcasters keep viewers interested?

The goal for any broadcaster is to keep viewers interested for as long as possible, but this is becoming increasingly difficult. Aside from the fact we’re now accustomed to watching television while simultaneously fiddling with smartphones,...

You're only as good as your metadata

Up until today, the typical focus for helping a user find content has been on collaborative filtering recommendation engines — "You watched X so you must like Y", or "Because others who watched X also watched Y, we’ll show you Y". After nearly a...

Improved Metadata Pleases Your Customers and Increases Your Service’s Value

Over the past eight weeks we’ve looked extensively at the differing components of Piksel’s Fuse Metadata product – matching and enrichment, which comprise the Manager module, and augmentation, which makes up the Creator module. Looking at both...

Create the Metadata your Content Needs

Quick, think of your favorite movie. I bet what jumped into your head was not the name of the studio, the release year or even the director of the film. Instead, you probably envisioned your favorite character saying or doing something that...

How to Make Your Metadata Clean, Refined and Useful

With the wealth of content now available to users, the online video industry has reached a state where sometimes even knowing the name of the title you’re looking for returns unspecific results. A title like “Her” can match to 15 TV and movies in...

‘The Wisdom of Crowds’ – The Benefits of Enriching Metadata

In his 2005 book, The Wisdom of Crowds James Surowiecki argued that the aggregation of information in groups could result in decisions that are often better than could have been made by any single member of the group. Twelve years later, this...

Why an Organized Metadata Catalogue is So Important

Calvin Coolidge once said “The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization.” This missive translates not only to military structure, but across anything that involves a large number of units with a similar end goal or...