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Aiming to drive efficiency and quality control workflows within its multiscreen processes, Sky UK has deployed the Iris Media Platform from AI-powered metadata company GrayMeta across Ultra HD, HDR and IMF content workflows.

Iris IMF Sky 2Sep2019The Iris Media Platform is an enterprise media playback and QC solution with open APIs designed to enable broadcasters, studios and content owners to collaborate and deliver content through content life cycles, driving time and cost efficiencies for customers. It is said to deliver ‘true’ reference playback of complex IMF packages and other computationally heavy files in both SDR and HDR formats.

With its new technology, Sky QC operators will now able to monitor the technical metadata and produce an audio loudness analysis. Using environmental profiles and templates, Sky has been able to remove the need for its QC operators to comb through manually 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,” explained Ashley Ross, technical operations manager at Sky. “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.”