Authenticated Data Spec Unveiled at ITS Automation

The who’s who of media and entertainment have banded together to tackle one of the industry’s most difficult challenges: the consistent, efficient management and delivery of accurate metadata for content.

Media and entertainment catalog management firm Fabric is collaborating with IMDb, FOX Entertainment, Paramount, ITV, EIDR and Xperi to solve this problem at IBC 2023 with the unveiling of the Authenticated Data Specification (ADS) Accelerator Project.

And at the 15 September ITS: Automation event, being held during IBC at the W Amsterdam, key players will be on stage to share new details of the project, in the panel “Authenticated Metadata: Why it Matters for Automation.”

This exclusive sneak peek into the Authenticated Data Specification, a ground-breaking project within the 2023 IBC Accelerator programme, will provide insights into the collaborative efforts, technical innovations, and industry collaborations that have driven the creation of this specification.

Discover how this initiative aims to revolutionise data authenticity and availability, shaping the future of entertainment data in an increasingly interconnected media landscape.

Hollie Choi, managing director of EIDR, will lead the panel featuring Andrew Holland, VP of data services for Fabric, Richard Kroon, director of technical operations for EIDR, and Ryan McKeague, CEO of media workflow company Flomenco.

“The Authenticated Data Specification (ADS) project was initiated as part of the IBC Accelerator Programme, and its primary goal is to provide an innovative solution for accessing verified descriptive metadata associated with media assets. While EIDR has allowed us to access top-level identification metadata, which remains constant and unchanging, ADS provides a complementary platform,” Choi said.

“ADS seeks to empower content creators to share a wealth of additional information, like synopses and more – the very details that make media assets come alive. But what truly sets ADS apart is its commitment to authenticity and traceability. If you want to know more, you’ll have to join us for the discussion.”

This inaugural ITS: Automation event, produced by MESA and sponsored by Amazon Studios Technology, Fabric, Eluvio, EIDR, and HAND (Human & Digital), will run from 3-6 p.m. and examines the role automation is playing in workflows, metadata, cloud operations, and even how we license, track, and monetize our talent.

To register for the event, click here.