FCC and Media Monitoring With AI & ML-Driven Solution

Broadcast Media Monitoring

Every industry that is operating is regulated to ensure fair practice and protect customer interest. Similarly, the media and broadcast industry is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a federal agency of congress. FCC regulations oversee the television and radio broadcasting channels, detailing how the FCC authorizes broadcast stations, the different rules pertaining to broadcast programming and operations that broadcasters must comply with, and the essential obligation of the broadcasters that their stations serve their local communities.

The regulatory and compliance standards are designed to attain their business goals while ensuring data protection. Companies face a heavy fine or other forms of punishment when they don’t adhere to the FCC regulations. Violating the rules and regulations also tarnish the image of the media house and damage the brand’s reputation. The broadcast law framed by the FCC serves the motto of closing the digital divide, promoting innovation, protecting consumers and public safety, and reforming of FCC’s processes.

With broadcasters coming under the regulations, they are obligated to monitor technical and content issues like irreverence, copyright issues, and political and social ideologies like localism and regionalism. Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ 7.0, the 7th generation release of the most reliable, secure, and easy-to-use broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform, is the solution that the industry relies upon to comply with the government and quality standards like loudness monitoring and compliance checks.

Developed and curated by experts including the industry’s beloved Volicon Observer, MonitorIQ 7.0 includes an updated and intuitive web interface, the core feature improvements, and new cutting-edge capabilities to make everyday tasks effortless. Digital Nirvana’s MonitorIQ allows the operators to record, store, monitor, analyze, and repurpose quickly and efficiently with minimum clicks. Natively recording content from any point in the video delivery chain, from production (SDI) to consumption (OTT), MonitorIQ enables broadcasters to collect and use knowledge about their broadcast content to meet a wide range of regulatory and compliance requirements.

Version 7 of MonitorIQ is loaded with features to make the broadcasters life easy in the compliance monitoring maze

Single-click access – metadata for each asset available on a single page, with metadata timestamped and indexed to the video. Metadata includes closed caption/Teletext/subtitles; loudness measurements with instant clip measurements; As run log data; rating data; SCTE 104/35, OP47, or X31 messages; Nielsen and Kantar watermarks; and AC-3 audio metadata.

Competitive analysis of channels – The MonitorIQ 7.0 UI gives users the option of comparing the same or multiple channels — their own and/or competitors’ — at different points along the video delivery chain. The integration of advanced media and business analytics allows for reporting on competitive advertising, as-run-based loudness, quality of experience, and logo discovery.

Industry-first Integration of AI & ML services – The power of Digital Nirvana’s AI and machine learning services portal is now an integral part of MonitorIQ. The integration with Digital Media Services Portal allows broadcasters to:

  • Identify ads on competitive channels
  • Detect logos in high-value content
  • Generate closed caption or transcript of clips from live or historical content or advertisements
  • Enable face recognition from news sources or entertainment content
  • Conform to closed-caption internal and external guidelines, along with generating and translating full workflows for an automated transcript
  • Hybrid cloud architecture – MonitorIQ 7.0 features a hybrid cloud architecture that allows broadcasters to archive content locally or in the cloud, with the flexibility to expand storage and automate content archiving processes. As a result, broadcasters can be more efficient in storing both high- and proxy-resolution content and in accessing content through the MonitorIQ UI.

    Compliance with government and quality standards – Easily perform loudness tasks such as loudness monitoring and compliance verification. MonitorIQ has upgraded loudness measurements to the latest standards, ITU-1770-3 or EBU R-128. MonitorIQ offers users the ability to generate clips directly by selecting a region in the loudness graph. Log, retrieve, export, and search subtitle information such as closed caption, teletext, or DVB subtitles.

    Developed on the secure Linux platform, MonitorIQ lets users leverage its AI-driven microservices to enhance or greatly simplify multiple departments within the organization. MonitorIQ’s seamless integration with the Media Services portal provides cloud-based microservices including closed caption generation, caption synchronization, and closed-caption quality check.

    Digital Nirvana is continuously striving to improve the experience for new-age media and broadcasting companies meeting their requirements for content creation and distribution. MonitorIQ 7.0 is a step in that direction as it gives broadcasters access to valuable next-generation content processing and analysis tools.

    Enable AI Capabilities for Your Monitoring Services With MonitorIQ 7.0

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    Broadcasters have the need to collect, compile, and analyze the information they present to the public via various mass communications channels for the purpose of analyzing the information. Broadcasting rules, laws, and regulations make it mandatory for them to monitor the results continually. While regulatory and compliance standards are maintained to help organizations attain their goals, some regulations are very specific to ensure data protection.

    The media landscape is ever-changing as it presents an overwhelming number of broadcasts that can either have a positive or a negative influence. This makes activities like content review, ad monitoring, ad placement, etc., critical. Monitoring would put broadcasters in a better position to understand other brands and give better access to competitive coverage across the globe.

    The consumers’ ever-growing demand for content has resulted in the exponential growth of broadcasters. In the wake of these developments, monitoring, which was once a very tedious and manual process, has evolved into a very valuable asset for content owners, producers, and broadcasters throughout the world, making it easy for them to identify, save, and analyze content.

    Leveraging the knowledge built over two decades, Digital Nirvana provides broadcast monitoring and compliance logging services to the worldwide media and entertainment industry. companies trust Digital Nirvana’s solutions to help them capture content from multiple sources, create, and publish them on different digital platforms and monitor quality and regulatory compliance.

    The once complex, labor-intensive, time-consuming, and error-prone processes like broadcast monitoring, compliance logging, multichannel recording, content repurposing, and distribution are simplified further with the launch of MonitorIQ 7.0, the next-generation broadcast monitoring and compliance logging platform with AI capabilities.

    Migrating to MonitorIQ 7.0, broadcasters can reap all the benefits and features of the beloved Volicon Observer and experience enhanced broadcast monitoring and compliance capabilities. Apart from unparalleled monitoring capabilities, MonitorIQ 7.0 has implemented design capabilities to ensure users of all technical skills can complete the key tasks in just a few clicks via the new intuitive user interface.

    Let’s have a look at the key features of MonitorIQ 7.0

    Single-click Access

    MonitorIQ 7.0 makes metadata for each asset available on a single page, with metadata timestamped and indexed to the video. Metadata includes closed captions, subtitles; loudness measurements; rating data; watermarks; and audio metadata. Rapid clip and share capabilities via a thumbnail storyboard user interface make identifying content fast for the rapid creation of frame-accurate clips.

    The UI gives users the option of comparing multiple channels — their own and/or competitors’ — at different points along the video delivery chain.

    AI and ML Services

    Broadcasters can now leverage the AI and ML capabilities of MonitorIQ 7.0 to identify ads on competitive channels and detect logos in sporting events and other high-value content. Broadcasters can now generate the transcript for ads, content using speech-to-text (STT), logo recognition, face recognition for finding news content, and closed-caption conformance to internal and external guidelines, along with full workflows for the automated transcript, closed-caption generation, and translation.

    Hybrid Cloud Architecture

    MonitorIQ 7.0 features a hybrid cloud architecture that allows broadcasters to archive content locally or in the cloud, with the flexibility to expand storage and automate the archiving processes. As a result, broadcasters can be more efficient in storing both high- and proxy-resolution content and in accessing content through the MonitorIQ UI.