Managing metadata in media and entertainment companies has become a herculean task. As the volume of digital data grows, the associated information about the media assets is becoming as important as the content itself. Without it, content providers cannot efficiently locate what they can exploit, license what they own, and track payments for what they have sold. Nor can consumers find the content they want. In order for content providers to maximize the value of their digital assets, metadata must be accurate, consistent, and highly available.
In the simplest terms, metadata is data about data. For digital media assets, it is the embedded descriptive information that stays with the file. Metadata is what permits an asset to be catalogued, searched for and retrieved, and properly accounted for upon sale. Every file must have accurate metadata for a database to function properly. But more than that, metadata powers all aspects of a business--from marketing and legal to distribution and finance. The importance of metadata today cannot be overstated: Complete and accurate metadata is the linchpin that can unlock hidden value in your assets by delivering the right product to the right customer at the right time.
Digital delivery has opened new avenues for content providers and distributors to connect with media consumers worldwide, but it has also exposed many challenges in serving such a diverse audience. V2Solutions is the strategic partner that media companies engage when seeking to distribute their content from Azerbaijan to Zambia - and everywhere in between. For more than a decade, V2Solutions has provided localization services to the largest media and entertainment companies, serving more than 100 international markets. From translations and artwork to navigating complex country-specific ratings systems, V2Solutions' international expertise is second to none. Read More
All the industry leaders and experts agree: digital distribution of home entertainment content is poised for explosive growth. Reports show that 2013 was a clear turning point for Electronic Sell Through (EST) of home entertainment content. Sales grew by a staggering 50% and topped $1 billion for the first time. The rise in Internet usage on mobile devices, coupled with the rapid expansion of international broadband, is certain to drive double digit growth rates for EST and digital distribution of content globally over the next decade. As digital commerce's contribution to overall revenue increases however, content owners and retailers are facing increased pressure to ensure global digital products are released on time, in the correct format/version, and with all necessary country-specific metadata accurately in place. This leaves some major questions that could stand in the way of EST growth. V2Solutions' Digital Store Check represents a single, all-encompassing answer to those questions. Read More
Digital distribution of home entertainment content is poised for explosive growth. Reports shows that 2013 was the turning point for the Electronic Sell Through (EST) of home entertainment content. Sales grew by 50% and topped $1 billion for the first time. The rise in Internet usage on mobile devices, coupled with the rapid expansion of international broadband, will drive double digit growth rates for EST and digital distribution of content globally over the next decade. With the rising importance of digital commerce's contribution to overall revenue, content owners and retailers face ongoing pressure to ensure global digital products are released on time, in the correct format/version, and with necessary country-specific metadata accurately in place. Read More
Images have truly become the universal language in online communications. When smart phones put a camera in everyone's pocket, a new era of mass visual content creation was started in an instant. Consumers now spend the majority of their online time on image-centric networks such as Facebook, Flickr, and Pinterest. This overwhelming trend towards the visual has not been ignored by online stores, where product images are as critical to making a sale as descriptions and reviews. In the world of digital media, images are worth much more than a thousand words.
V2Solutions is a pioneer in digital media services, providing moderation and tagging services to content providers and online communities for over a decade. We moderate the images, photos, and illustrations submitted by your users to protect your site's brand and adhere to your expectations on quality. Our tagging and cataloguing services enable easy and quick retrieval of the images once they are on your site, enhancing your database's value.
Search engines may be very smart, but they still cannot watch your videos. The actual content within videos remains invisible to search engines and consumers looking for something to watch.
The solution involves indexing videos using metadata – titles, descriptions, and tags. This gives search engines something to latch onto, and it makes rich, relevant, and optimized metadata for every video essential for your target audience to discover your content. Time-based tags are used to highlight moments within videos and create associations between your content and the information you provide. They can enable consumers to search for your video by actor, location, products, brands, sentiment, and much more. With over a decade of experience moderating and tagging online videos, V2Solutions can enhance your video library's value exponentially. Read More
More than any other industry, Music has experienced an ongoing series of challenges brought about by the rise of digital media. Changes in consumer preferences have led to exciting new business models, with the overall industry now seeing notable growth.
As a pioneering force in creating metadata-rich music databases, V2Solutions has worked in partnership with industry leaders throughout this evolution, helping them leverage their media assets in innovative ways. Where the advent of global audiences, cutting-edge devices, and an array of platforms have stymied some companies, V2Solutions has ensured; and our clients remain fully enabled to benefit from this growth—not be held back by it.
EIDR and V2Solutions have unveiled a unique cooperative effort to facilitate large-scale universal ID adoption for EIDR member organizations. V2Solutions enables fast, error-free support for ongoing registration of member content to the EIDR registry no matter the size of the organization or the scope of its data. As a technical partner to EIDR, V2Solutions has direct access to key EIDR processes and tools, giving us a level of insight and skills that help organizations more easily register their titles with EIDR. With numerous essential services and a record of experience that sets us apart, we allow clients to leverage the benefits of EIDR quickly and easily. Read More
Your product catalog is the backbone of your business. Nothing is more essential than providing consumers the detailed and accurate information they need to make informed purchasing decisions. V2Solutions offers an array of digital setup and optimization services to build and enhance your catalog, resulting in improved consumer discoverability, engagement, and conversion. V2Solutions’ unmatched experience in dealing with metadata, images, and videos provides you the insight and enriched data to make the most of your digital product catalog and maximize your sales. Read More