AI-Media et Middleman annoncent un partenariat d’insertion publicitaire

BROOKLYN, État de New York, 01 sept. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AI-Media et Middleman Software, Inc., grand fournisseur de solutions de messagerie SCTE 104 et 35, ont joint leurs forces afin d’offrir aux diffuseurs une puissante solution de messagerie unifiée SCTE 104/35 pour les workflows de production en direct.

AdIT : AdIT Live de Middleman Software révolutionne la génération de messages SCTE 104 et 35 en temps réel, permettant la monétisation d’événements live direct-to-stream sans système d’automatisation de la diffusion.

Alta : Alta Caption Encoder Software d’AI-Media permet l’intégration de légendes et sous-titres en direct ainsi que l’injection de messages SCTE 104/35 dans des environnements de production vidéo IP en direct, ce qui en fait un choix évident pour les diffuseurs.

Une architecture simplifiée

De par l’intégration fluide d’AdIT Live et Alta, les diffuseurs peuvent automatiquement gérer et injecter n’importe quels messages SCTE 104 et 35 directement dans des streams de transport MPEG et ST 2110, aux côtés de données d’intégration de sous-titres et de légendes. Aucun composant supplémentaire n’est requis dans la chaîne de signal.

De multiple profils dans un seul stream

AdIT Live et Alta Software prennent en charge l’intégralité de la norme SCTE 104/35, offrant des capacités avancées qui aident les diffuseurs. Une fonction notable est la capacité à acheminer de multiples « streams » de messages SCTE 104/35 distincts vers des destinataires individuels via le même stream vidéo en tirant parti des valeurs d’index DPI PID pour identifier les services uniques, assurant une distribution efficace et parallèle sans gaspillage de bande passante.

Cette solution combinée simplifie et améliore les workflows de production en direct pour fournir aux diffuseurs un contrôle et une flexibilité sans précédent leur permettant de maximiser les revenus publicitaires à l’échelle.

James Heliker, PDG de Middleman, a déclaré : « Nous sommes ravis de faire équipe avec AI-Media pour offrir une solution moderne et complète destinée a la production en direct de messages SCTE 104/35. Notre collaboration établit une nouvelle référence pour le secteur, dotant les diffuseurs d’un contrôle, d’une flexibilité et de capacités de monétisation supérieurs dans leurs productions en direct. »

Bill McLaughlin, directeur produits chez AI-Media, commente ainsi ce partenariat : « Nos systèmes Alta ont acquis une notoriété importante parmi les grands réseaux de diffusion traditionnels et chaînes sportives OTT de premier plan mondial, et ce en raison de leur flexibilité exceptionnelle pour l’injection de déclencheurs SCTE en temps réel dans des workflows SMPTE-2110 ou compressés. Cependant, beaucoup de nos clients ont du mal à emplir ces messages déclencheurs de données live détaillées à partir d’autres sources de veille économique.

Pour relever ce défi, nous avons fait équipe avec Middleman afin d’intégrer son système AdIT pour offrir une couche d’intégration optimisant les avantages en termes d’automatisation et de monétisation de contenu d’une solution SCTE-35 complète de bout en bout. En combinant AdIT et Alta, le système déclencheur peut transcender la signalisation on/off traditionnelle, dévoilant une multitude de possibilités. Nous sommes impatients de travailler avec Middleman sur ce projet, ainsi que dans le cadre de futures collaborations. »

À propos d’AI-Media

Fondée en Australie en 2003, la société technologique AI-Media est un leader mondial des solutions de traduction, de transcription et de sous-titrage enregistrés et en direct. La société aide les principaux diffuseurs, entreprises et organismes gouvernementaux du monde à assurer des sous-titrages de haute précision, sécurisés et rentables via sa solution de sous-titrage automatique LEXI optimisée par l’IA. Des sous-titres LEXI sont livrés sur des millions d’écran à travers le monde grâce à la gamme d’encodeurs de sous-titrage d’AI-Media et à son réseau iCap Cloud – le réseau de livraison de sous-titres le plus grand et le plus sécurisé au monde. À l’échelle mondiale, AI-Media livre plus de 8 millions de minutes de contenu multimédia en direct et enregistré chaque mois. AI-Media est cotée à la bourse australienne (ASX : AIM). Pour de plus amples informations, rendez-vous sur le site AI-Media.tv.

À propos de Middleman

Depuis sa création en 2017, Middleman Software, Inc. se trouve au premier plan pour ce qui est de révolutionner les workflows médiatiques par l’automatisation. La société s’est démarquée comme un fournisseur majeur de technologies de monétisation publicitaire avancées, offrant des capacités révolutionnaires aux grands réseaux et groupes de stations. Son produit phare, AdIT, automatise la génération de messages SCTE 104 et 35 afin que les diffuseurs puissent mettre en œuvre une insertion publicitaire dynamique et précise à l’image près sur leurs feeds OTT, et ce en toute fluidité. Avec AdIT, les diffuseurs bénéficient de bien meilleurs revenus sans perturber leurs opérations de diffusion existantes. Pour en savoir plus sur Middleman Software, Inc. et AdIT, veuillez vous rendre sur Middleman.tv.

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Contact auprès des médias :
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AI-Media e Middleman Anunciam Parceria de Inclusão de Anúncios

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A AI-Media e a Middleman Software, Inc., fornecedora líder de soluções de mensagens SCTE 104 e 35, uniram forças para oferecer às emissoras uma poderosa solução unificada de mensagens SCTE 104/35 para fluxos de trabalho de produção ao vivo.

AdIT: O AdIT Live da Middleman Software revoluciona a geração de mensagens SCTE 104 e 35 em tempo real, permitindo a monetização de eventos ao vivo diretamente para streaming, onde um sistema de automação de playout não é necessário.

Alta: O software Alta Caption Encoder da AI-Media integra legendas ocultas, legendagem e injeção de mensagens SCTE 104/35 ao vivo em ambientes de produção de vídeo IP ao vivo, tornando-o uma escolha natural para as emissoras.

Arquitetura Simplificada

Através da integração perfeita do AdIT Live com o Alta, as emissoras podem gerar e injetar automaticamente quaisquer mensagens SCTE 104 e 35 diretamente nos fluxos de transporte ST 2110 e MPEG, juntamente com dados de legendagem e legendagem. Nenhum componente adicional na cadeia de sinal é necessário.

Vários Perfis em Uma Única Transmissão

Os softwares AdIT Live e Alta são totalmente compatíveis com o padrão SCTE 104/35, oferecendo recursos avançados que capacitam as emissoras. Uma característica notável é a capacidade de roteação de vários “fluxos” de mensagens SCTE 104/35 distintas para destinatários individuais através do mesmo fluxo de vídeo, aproveitando os valores do índice PID DPI para identificação de serviços exclusivos, garantindo distribuição eficiente e paralela sem desperdício de largura de banda.

Esta solução conjunta simplifica e aprimora os fluxos de trabalho de produção ao vivo para fornecer às emissoras controle e flexibilidade sem precedentes para maximizar a receita de publicidade em escala.

James Heliker, CEO da Middleman, disse: “Estamos muito contentes com a nossa parceria com a AI-Media para fornecimento de uma solução abrangente e moderna para mensagens SCTE 104/35 para produção ao vivo. Nossa colaboração estabelece uma nova referência para a indústria, capacitando as emissoras com recursos avançados de controle, flexibilidade e monetização das suas produções ao vivo.”

Bill McLaughlin, Diretor de Produto da AI-Media, comentou sobre a parceria: “Nossos sistemas Alta ganharam popularidade significativa entre as grandes redes de transmissão tradicionais e os canais esportivos OTT líderes mundiais devido à sua flexibilidade única na injeção de gatilhos SCTE em tempo real em fluxos de trabalho compactados ou SMPTE-2110. No entanto, muitos dos nossos clientes se empenham para preencher essas mensagens de gatilho com dados detalhados em tempo real de outras fontes de inteligência de negócios.

Para enfrentar esse desafio, fizemos uma parceria com a Middleman para incorporar seu sistema AdIT para oferecer uma camada de integração que otimiza as vantagens de automação e monetização de conteúdo de uma solução SCTE-35 completa de ponta a ponta. Ao combinar p AdIT com a Alta, o sistema de disparo pode transcender a sinalização liga/desliga tradicional, revelando uma infinidade de possibilidades. Estamos prontos para trabalhar em parceria com a Middleman nesta colaboração e em colaborações futuras.”

Sobre a AI-Media

Fundada na Austrália em 2003, a empresa de tecnologia AI-Media é líder global de soluções de legendagem transcrição e tradução ao vivo e gravadas. A empresa ajuda as principais emissoras, empresas e agências governamentais do mundo a garantir alta precisão, segurança e custo-benefício por meio da sua solução de legendagem automática LEXI com tecnologia de IA. As legendas LEXI são entregues a milhões de telas em todo o mundo através da gama de codificadores de legendas da AI-Media e sua iCap Cloud Network – a maior e mais segura rede de entrega de legendas do mundo. A AI-Media entrega mais de 8 milhões de minutos de mídia ao vivo e gravada mensalmente em todo o mundo. A AI-Media é negociada na Bolsa de Valores da Austrália (ASX: AIM. Para mais informação, visite AI-Media.tv.

Sobre a Middleman

Desde a sua criação em 2017, a Middleman Software, Inc. tem estado na vanguarda da revolução dos fluxos de trabalho de mídia por meio da automação. A empresa emergiu como provedora líder de tecnologias avançadas de monetização de anúncios, oferecendo recursos de ponta para as principais redes e grupos de estações. Seu principal produto, o AdIT, automatiza a geração de mensagens SCTE 104 e 35 para que as emissoras possam implementar perfeitamente a inserção dinâmica de anúncios com precisão de quadros nos seus feeds OTT. Com o AdIT, as emissoras alcançam receitas substancialmente mais altas sem interrupção das operações de transmissão existentes. Para mais informações sobre a Middleman Software, Inc. e AdIT, visite Middleman.tv.

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Prof Jill Adler receives Lifetime Achiever Award

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded Witwatersrand University’s Distinguished Professor, Jill Adler, the Lifetime Achiever Award at the 2023 NRF Awards ceremony held on Thursday in Durban.

Introduced to the NRF Awards in 2004, the Lifetime Achiever Award recognises an individual who has demonstrably made extraordinary contributions to the development of science in and for South Africa.

These contributions, according to the NRF, must be of international standard and impact. The NRF is a government mandated research and science development agency.

Adler expressed her gratitude for the special recognition.

“This award for me gives recognition to the importance of educational research and educational research that is grounded in the realities of our mathematics classrooms. It gives meaning to the NRF vision for science and service of society,” she said.

Adler said the NRF has been one of the most important institutions throughout her academic journey.

The Professor was born and raised in Johannesburg and completed a BSc in Mathematics and Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1972.

She pursued a teaching Diploma at the University of Cape Town in 1973 before taking up a teaching post at Harold Cressy High School in Cape Town.

In 1977, she returned to Johannesburg and joined the SACHED Trust, an educational non-government organisation (NGO) concerned with enriching the quality of education of those disadvantaged in apartheid South Africa.

She first taught mathematics to youth who were out of school following the Soweto uprising in 1976.

“Her work at the NGO over the next 10 years enabled her to further her social justice advocacy, seeking to address the educational inequalities in South Africa by improving mathematics education through the development and evaluation of distance education courses,” the NRF said.

At the same time, she studied for her Master of Education, graduating cum laude in 1985.

It was in 1987 that she moved into academia, lecturing in the Department of Professional Studies at the Johannesburg College of Education for two years before moving to Wits University’s Education Department as lecturer, Head of Department and Professor.

She was also a Chair of Mathematics Education at the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) between 2010 and 2019.

“Prof Adler completed her PhD in 1996 with a thesis that looked at the dynamics of teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms, specifically examining secondary teachers’ knowledge in this context,” said the NRF.

Her theoretical and practice-based innovations paved the way for new and transformative approaches in mathematics education, addressing two fundamental research problems.

“The complexities and challenges of teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms, and the enhancement of professional education for mathematics teachers. The latter came to the fore in the mid-1990s with the demand for ‘upgrading’ the qualifications and teaching quality of secondary mathematics teachers in post-apartheid South Africa.”

Working alongside a dedicated cohort of students, she spearheaded efforts to position mathematics education as a robust research domain within the university, and more broadly in the country.

In 2005, Adler led the renowned Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education at Wits University.

The centre quickly gained a reputation for excellence in postgraduate research and development, attracting students from across the African continent.

Between 2010 and 2019, as the DSI-NRF SARChI Research and Development Chair in Mathematics Education at Wits, she directed a large professional development project.

The programme reached over 200 secondary mathematics teachers and many learners across 80 schools in Gauteng and researching its impact together with a large research team of doctoral and postdoctoral fellows.

She is an Honorary Professor at Oxford University and University College London both in the United Kingdom.

She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and four books, co-edited two special journal issues and contributed 50 book chapters, achieving more than 7 000 citations and has published 37 papers that have each been cited at least 37 times.

Over the course of her 45-year career in teaching and academia, she has garnered numerous accolades in recognition of her contributions to education.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Joburg fire victims’ families can identify bodies at Diepkoof morgue

Families who lost loved ones in the Johannesburg Usindiso Building fire can go and identify their family members at the Diepkloof mortuary from today.

At least 74 people died in the tragic incident when a fire broke out in the building they were living in on Thursday.

“A family member or relative who wishes to identify their loved one should have their original Identity Document (ID), ID of the deceased or birth certificate if the deceased is a child.

“If the deceased is a foreign national, a passport, asylum seeker certificate or a letter from [the] country of origin confirming who the deceased is and to whom the remains should be handed over to is needed. The Diepkloof Forensic Pathology Service (FPS) is located at 2 Collinder Road Berthsam, Diepkloof, Soweto.

“Identification of the deceased bodies at the Diepkloof FPS will take place on Friday. The facility will also open on Saturday and Sunday from 9am and 3pm. Counselling services will be offered to the bereaved families,” the Gauteng Provincial Health Department said in a statement.

Those who died include at least ten people whose gender could not be identified because of the extent of their burns.

In this regard, the department will use other means in an attempt to identify them.

“The Gauteng FPS will use the Digital Fingerprint System to identify unknown bodies who have visible fingerprints. The system uses biometric scanners and third-party access to the databases of Department of Home Affairs, South African Police Service and National Credit Bureau to identify deceased bodies.

“Bodies that been burnt beyond recognition and without fingerprints will be identified through DNA process,” the department said.

Gauteng MEC for Health and Wellness, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko said: “As soon as we learned of the incident, we immediately activated our emergency protocols to ensure that we respond as speedily as possible to those that needed medical attention. The Gauteng Emergency Medical Services has been on the ground contributing to emergency and rescue efforts as part of the provincial disaster management response.

“We have further deployed counselling and other psycho-social support services to compliment interventions from the City of Joburg and provincial department of Social Development”.

Those family members who are looking to trace loved ones can call the toll-free hotline number on 0800 203 886 or direct line during office hours on 0113553048/0112415707.

“Those enquiring would need to provide their personal details including the name and last name of the family member they are tracing,” the department said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Gauteng Dept of Transport making inroads

Gauteng MEC for Transport and Logistics, Kedibone Diale-Tlabela, has reflected on the strides the Department has made during the 2022/23 financial year.

Tabling of the 2022/23 annual report, the MEC said the Department has been bestowed with the most improved Department in the Province on Audit Outcomes for the year under review.

“Our fleet management entity g-Fleet was also recognised for improvements in audit outcomes, while our Gautrain Management Agency maintained its clean audit outcome. All this is the testament to our clear strategy and efforts by our officials to transform this department into a capable arm of the state that is fit to deliver services to the people of our province efficiently and without wastage,” Diale-Tlabela said on Thursday.

In the Department’s pursuit of economic revival, it embarked on significant infrastructure projects, including the rehabilitation of key roads such as P39/1 and P156/3.

These endeavours have not only contributed to economic resurgence but have also ignited the flames of job creation and community empowerment.

“We recognised the pressing need to address unemployment head-on, a consequence of the pandemic’s impact. To this end, we harnessed the power of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), launching initiatives like the COVID-19 Transport Cadet Programme and the Departmental Internship Programme. Through these efforts, we have not only provided employment opportunities but have also nurtured skill development, particularly among our youth, women, and persons with disabilities,” the MEC said.

She affirmed that safety has remained paramount in the Department’s endeavours.

“The establishment of impound facilities, the introduction of the Public Transport Arbitration Office, and the implementation of a new Vehicle Number Plate System showcase our resolute commitment to combating crime and ensuring the well-being of all who utilize our transportation systems.

“I am immensely proud to highlight that despite challenges such as cash flow issues, community stoppages, and disruptions from external factors like load shedding, our Department has demonstrated strategic acumen, fostering engagements with stakeholders and forming partnerships within our communities. These interventions have enabled us to navigate these challenges effectively and emerge stronger,” the MEC said.

She said through efficient revenue collection, tariff reviews, and collaborative efforts with stakeholders, the department has achieved financial resilience and this has allowed the Department to maintain a robust revenue contribution to the provincial government.

“This, in turn, strengthens our capacity to continue uplifting our beloved province. The Department of Roads and Transport in Gauteng stands as a beacon of resilience, adaptability, and dedication. Our initiatives have aligned seamlessly with the province’s priorities, resulting in tangible contributions to economic growth, job creation, and public safety.

“Our achievements in infrastructure development, smart mobility solutions, and revenue generation reflect our unyielding commitment to the well-being and prosperity of our citizens,” the MEC said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Call to educate communities on legislation

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has spoken of the need to educate communities on the recently amended Employment Equity Act.

The Minister was addressing the Chatsworth community and communities from adjacent areas in KwaZulu-Natal.

The Minister spoke to communities on the recently updated Employment Equity Act (EEA), workplace equity, affirmative action, and related topics. He said that there is still a long way to go towards emancipation, and acknowledged that the pace of transformation of workplaces remains at snail’s pace.

Nxesi noted that the Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) Report released in June showed that employment equity (EE) in the workplaces is unfolding at a snail pace, with top management still occupied by Whites at 62.9%, followed by Africans at 16.9%.

This, according to CEE is despite the fact that Africans constitute 80% of the national economically active population (EAP), followed by Coloureds at 9.3%, Whites at 8%, and Indians at 2.7%.

He added that the representation of people with disability in the workplaces is an indictment on government.

The Minister also bemoaned the economic sectors that have abandoned their charter commitments to transform, noting that corruption has seemingly taken over and destroyed communities.

“We had to postpone the promulgation of [Employment Equity] EE Regulations to first hear the voices of people. Transformation is painful and not nice,” he said.

The EE Act is interpreted in compliance with the Constitution and in compliance with the international law obligations of the Republic, in particular those contained in the International Labour Organisation Convention, 1958 (No. 111) concerning Discrimination in Respect of Employment and Occupation.

The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO), Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, places an obligation on ILO member countries to elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation and the promotion of equality.

Nxesi emphasised that the Convention prohibits all discrimination exclusion on the basis, including race or colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national or social origin in employment, and requires states to enact legislation that is based on equal opportunities.

“On the other hand, the purpose of the Employment Equity Act is to achieve equity in the workplace by – promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination and implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, in order to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.

“In the advancement of elimination of unfair discrimination, the EE Act places the responsibility on the employer to take steps to promote equal opportunity in the workplace by eliminating unfair discrimination in any employment policy or practice,” Nxesi explained.

In the prohibition of unfair discrimination, the Act prescribes that no person may unfairly discriminate, directly or indirectly, against an employee, in any employment policy or practice, on one or more grounds.

These include race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family responsibility, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, HIV status, conscience, belief, political opinion, culture, language and birth.

The next EE workshop will be held in Cape Town in the Western Cape on 13 September 2023.

The EE workshops target employers or heads of organisations, academics, assigned senior managers, consultative forum members, human resource practitioners, trade unions, employees and other interested stakeholders.

EE reporting season opens

Meanwhile, the department has announced that 2023 EE reporting season opens on 1 September 2023 for both manual and online reporting.

“In terms of reporting timeframes, the manual reporting will close on 2 October 2023 and the online reporting closes on 15 January 2024.

Source: South African Government News Agency