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Turner Studios to Integrate Nexidia Dialogue Search
Dialogue Search creates new value in massive production and archive libraries
ATLANTA, GA - September 7, 2011 - Nexidia, the leading provider of dialogue search and audio analysis technology for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that Turner Studios, the production arm of the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is integrating Nexidia Dialogue Search into their daily operations.
Nexidia Dialogue Search helps broadcasters, movie studios and online video providers monetize their massive asset libraries by quickly finding any word or phrase spoken in their media, leveraging recorded dialogue as precisely timed metadata. Capable of searching 100,000 hours of audio, video and standard metadata in less than a second, Nexidia’s patented technology - available as both a standalone product and a software appliance for integration with existing media asset management systems - provides a richer, more detailed way to find valuable content in dozens of languages.
The initial implementation at Turner Studios will support the Turner Sports library and production operations in their coverage of programming for the NCAA, NBA, NASCAR, PGA, Sports Illustrated and other prestigious league sites. Turner Sports has become a leader in end-to-end digital partnerships, recently inking deals with the NCAA for both broadcast and digital coverage of championship college sports. Nexidia Dialogue Search will also be used to search hundreds of hours of rare interview footage for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), allowing producers to quickly and accurately search archive footage from some of Hollywood’s finest talent.
“Dialogue is the richest, most pervasive and most under-utilized source of metadata in broadcast media,” said Drew Lanham, SVP/General Manager of Media & Entertainment for Nexidia. “Our dialogue search tools for individual video editors have already won several awards for innovation. Our partnership with Turner demonstrates that both the technology and the value of dialogue search scale to the largest asset management systems.”
Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that enable customers to quickly gain new insight, build competitive advantage, and realize the possibilities for monetization in audio and video content from media outlets, contact centers, government intelligence and legal discovery. For more information, please visit http://www.nexidia.com.
About Turner Studios and Turner Broadcasting, Inc.
Turner Studios, the largest all-digital production facility in the Southeast, provides turn-key production services worldwide for the Turner Broadcasting networks, including live and post-produced video and audio production, custom music and sound design, on-location remote film and video production, scenic design, set construction and visual effects.
Turner Broadcasting, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.