Additionally, Sony has organized Optical Disc Archive Advisory Group open to participation by media and entertainment companies from across the globe to further build the market for video image archive solutions.
With this group, Sony will collaborate with partners to establish and maintain a solution and application software environment that advances optimum specifications and system architectures among other areas, while anticipating future trends and demand in the archive solutions segment. The broadcasters and motion picture companies listed below have already announced their participation in the Optical Disc Archive Advisory Group.
This collaboration will consider and study the potential for utilization of optical disc media in their archive workflow and develop appropriate application software for future media asset management and distribution strategies.
Workshops and pilot projects will start to support these mutual activities, targeted for product shipment timing of Fall 2012”.
◎ BSkyB, CBS News, China Central Television, CJ Powercast, Fuji Television Network, inc.,
IMAGICA Corp., J.LEAGUE Media Promotion, Inc., OMNIBUS JAPAN Inc., RAI,
RedBull Mediahouse GmbH, Shanghai Media Group, SRG SSR, Time Warner Cable Sports,
TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION, TV Globo, TV TOKYO Corporation, TV 2/Lorry,
TVP Poland, VGTRK, WOWOW Inc.
Furthermore, in addition to the production of media and drive units, Sony will collaborate with a variety of other manufacturers in related business areas such as storage media, robotics (automated media exchange systems), middleware (hierarchical storage management and control) and application software for media asset management (including media management and search) for the purpose of developing system solutions for media archive applications.