Piksel teams up with global vendors for new ‘metadata ecosystem’

Ecosystem will help content editors augment and enhance their existing metadata
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Piksel has announced the creation of a new ‘metadata ecosystem’ with a range of metadata vendors from across Europe.

The ecosystem will bring together vendors including the Netherland’s Bindinc. Metadata, Spain’s Mediadata TV, France’s Plurimedia and Austrian content discovery specialist XroadMedia.

It will allow users of Piksel’s Fuse Metadata Manager and Fuse Publisher products to purchase, ingest and manage localised metadata on a per-title basis, enabling the delivery of advanced recommendations and content discovery functionalities to customers.

Established primarily to help content editors augment and enhance their existing metadata, Piksel’s ecosystem will also prove useful for customers dealing with multilingual or cross-territory titles.

“Very often, we find that commercial agreements for metadata are put in place without bringing editors and producers into the decision-making process,” said Piksel co-managing director Kristan Bullett. “By supporting editors as they consider how to present title information externally, we can help media and entertainment businesses take a more customer-centric view of that data.”

When the ecosystem launches just after NAB 2018, users will be able to pick and choose metadata from their preferred vendors via drop-down menus within Piksel’s Fuse Suite of products – giving them the ability to select, review, purchase and edit data via a single system. Piksel says that system will be further enhanced over the coming months with the addition of content recommendation and discovery functionalities provided by XroadMedia.

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