Wednesday, February 1, 2023

AntChain launches solution to protect creators from copyright infringement

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AntChain, the flagship tech brand of Ant Group, launched a new video copy detection solution to help make copyright protection tech more efficient and accessible to content creators. With the developed algorithms, AntChain’s solution can identify and localize infringements in video segments that are difficult to detect by the human eye. The solution can accurately detect copied segment pairs between videos frame-by-frame within a few seconds.

Prasad Corp to represent Cube-Tec’s QUADRIGA INSPECTIONscan.one

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Prasad Corp, the film preservation, digitization, and restoration firm, has formed a strategic partnership with Cube-Tec International, Germany and will exclusively represent Cube-Tec’s QUADRIGA INSPECTIONscan.one technology in some of the world’s leading and largest archival markets, like North America and India. Cube-Tec develops integrated solutions for large media archives and is a pioneer in quality control media workflows for Film and Video.

AV1 opens new facility to house $1 million in equipment investment

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B Corp certified audio-visual production firm AV1, welcomes a new era with an investment of $1m in equipment upgrades and a move to a 1,287sqm premises at 64 Burrows Road, Sydney. The AV1 HQ sees AV1 investing in three key areas. Operations, Staff and Inventory. The facility has a dedicated space for rehearsal of live events, training capabilities, studios for content production and remote recordings, increased inventory storage for operational efficiencies, like pre-loading vehicles. AV1 has increased its inventory with the latest equipment including Barco vision switching systems, Sony cameras and advanced wireless communications systems, and the replenishment of digital audio equipment and lighting.

The Society of Publishers in Asia opens entries for 2023 awards

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The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), an organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in journalism, announced that the SOPA 2023 Awards for Editorial Excellence are open for entries. The deadline for submissions is 3pm Hong Kong time on February 16, 2023. The SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence are celebrating their 25th anniversary next year. The awards span 21 categories and are divided into three groups according to language and size of the publication: Global and Regional, both in English language, and Chinese language.

Meltwater partners with NewsGuard to fight the spread of misinformation

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Meltwater, a global social and media intelligence company, has continued to build on its growth in Australia and the APAC region with an expanded offering to its social analytics suite, internal promotions to its leadership team, and a new strategic partnership with NewsGuard. NewsGuard, a tech company that employs trained journalists to rate the credibility of news sources and track the top false narratives spreading online, is the latest key partnership Meltwater has tapped into to help clients detect and respond to the spread of misinformation.

The media market showing great signs of recovery post COVID-19

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Arthur D. Little (ADL) has published its 2022 flagship report on the global media market. It focuses on how media, sports, and entertainment firms should respond to the post-COVID world, by both capitalizing on existing opportunities and transforming their business to remain attractive. The report identifies the key themes that are shaping this new era of media.

DNEG appoints industry expert Alaric McAusland as Managing Director

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DNEG, a visual effects (VFX) and animation studio for the creation of feature film, television and multiplatform content, appointed Alaric McAusland as Managing Director of the firm’s new VFX and animation studio in Sydney, Australia. McAusland will take up his new post with DNEG in January 2023, bringing over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry.

Impressive Digital moves to redefine performance marketing in Brisbane

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Impressive Digital, an independent media agency on a mission to redefine the future of performance marketing, has earmarked Brisbane as one of the fastest growing markets. The firm will take its next step in the evolution of its business and open an office in the Brisbane CBD at the Deloitte Building on Eagle Street on Monday 8 August, led by Lawrence Penn. 

SOPA announces the winners of 2022 awards for editorial excellence

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The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based non-profit dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, announced the winners of its annual Awards for Editorial Excellence in recognition of outstanding works of journalism over the past year in the APAC region.

Aussie streaming apps giving giants such as Netflix a run for their money

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New data from market intelligence company, Sensor Tower, reveals how Aussie streaming services are trumping much larger, global players when it comes to popularity and profitability of their streaming services. This follows an increasing number of local media companies launching direct-to-consumer video services to compete against global giants such as Netflix.