Meet the Piksel team at NAB 2018

Hard to believe though it may be, we’re already a quarter of the way through 2018 – which means that one of the media and entertainment industry’s biggest events is just around the corner.

The Worst Year Ever for Pay-TV

 

An interesting piece caught my eye the other day that I felt worth exploring here. Research by nScreenMedia revealed a significant fall in in pay-TV subscribers in 2017, with the top seven public operators losing a combined 2m subscribers over...

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...

How to Future-Proof your Offering for Emerging Video Standards

One of the most important tasks of any OTT platform is to ensure a smooth user experience anytime, anywhere and across multiple platforms and devices.

The Importance of Standards in OTT

Standardisation is one of the most important steps an industry can take towards mainstream acceptance. It’s one of the key things that drives widespread adoption of a particular technology, product or service, and greatly assists in bringing...

Building a solid foundation: the story of transforming online video technology

Unchanged for nearly 40 years, the world of television is being digitized in front of our eyes. Once exclusively worshipped within the hallowed ground of our living rooms, today television has broken free of the traditional family TV set. No...

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...