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Sky integrates GrayMeta Iris Media Platform

August 30, 2019

GrayMeta, an AI powered metadata company, has announced the integration of its Iris Media Platform by Sky UK across their UHD content workflows to drive quality control.

Sky in now using the GrayMeta Iris Media Platform for all their UHD, HDR and IMF content workflows.  Sky QC operators are now able to monitor the technical metadata and quickly produce an audio loudness analysis with ease. Using environmental profiles and templates, Sky has been able to remove the need for a QC operator to manually comb through lines of technical data for comparison of in-house or external requirements. Iris can also improve collaboration across QC teams, removing inefficiencies and costs while reducing time to QC.

“GrayMeta has helped us handle the complexities of IMF with ease and validate important HDR metadata. The reference player is used to drive quality control through our supply chain and provides us the confidence that our viewers are getting the best experience when they watch our UHD content,” said Ashley Ross, Technical Operations Manager at Sky.

The GrayMeta Iris Media Platform is an enterprise media playback and QC solution with open API’s which enables broadcasters, studios and content owners to collaborate and deliver content through the content life cycle which drives time and cost efficiencies for customers. It delivers true reference playback of complex IMF packages and other computationally heavy files in both SDR and HDR formats.

Matt Eaton, Managing Director of GrayMeta, added: “It’s been great working with Sky to understand how our Iris Media Platform could integrate into their supply chain using our API’s which now helps their QC teams ensure UHD and IMF content is being delivered at optimum quality. Iris has helped automate some of the manual QC operations allowing the team more time to address other elements of their role.”

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