Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired iSIZE, which builds AI-powered solutions to deliver bitrate savings and quality improvements for the media and entertainment industry.
Details of the financial terms of the acquisition have not been revealed.
The acquisition provides SIE with significant expertise in applying machine learning to video processing, said Sony, which will benefit a range of its R&D efforts as well as the company’s video and streaming services.
Based in London, iSIZE has a team of engineers and technical experts who have developed a suite of software solutions to optimise video.
The company built an AI-based perceptual preprocessing solution that allows conventional, third-party encoders to produce higher-quality video at a significantly lower bitrate.