Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

WRAL and CBC Join Forces with Eon Media for New AI Venture: WRAL Archives

15/09/2022

Digital repository to be powered by advanced AI technology, a game changer in the media archives industry

Today, WRAL TV, the powerhouse Raleigh TV station anchoring the broadcast arm of Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC)announced a new partnership with Eon Media to launch a highly advanced AI powered media store. The digital storefront is called WRAL Archives.

The archive platform will serve both hyper-local (North Carolina) clients but also serve media clients and content creators across the globe as a source of stock and archival footage. WRAL Archives will house a deep library of video, photography and audio assets including decades of news content and local programming.

The new WRAL Archives website powered by AI technology is scheduled for widespread release in Q1 2023. Until then, interested users can sign up for an opportunity for early access by visiting wralarchives.com.

WRAL and Capitol Broadcasting Company have long been known as best in class for cutting-edge broadcast firsts. WRAL-TV was the first to broadcast in HD, 4K and ATSC 3.0. The launch of WRAL Archives continues the tradition, offering the most dynamic, comprehensive, and user-friendly database of AI supported search available.

The WRAL Archives project is led by Pete Sockett, WRAL-TV's Director of Engineering and Operations and Jon Accarrino CBC's VP, Strategic Business Development.

Pete Sockett, WRAL-TV

The challenge of building an archive solution for WRAL-TV created several unique opportunities, Sockett explained. The main value of any archive is its searchability. So, finding the right artificial intelligence partner for this project was critical. We have a half century worth of video content which would be impossible to process manually without the assistance of AI technology.

Jon Accarrino, Capitol Broadcasting Company

Ashish Agrawal, Eon Media

Accarrino added: Our vision for this technology goes beyond just creating a searchable database of archive videos. We are building an AI-based business intelligence dashboard capable of providing near-real-time insights from content that aired 50 years ago to earlier today. Something like this has never been done before and we are very excited about the opportunities that it will create for our company in the future.

Some key highlights of the WRAL Archives project:

Industry Innovation: WRAL's archive platform will debut as the most advanced AI-powered archive solution in the industry. No company has ever presented archival content in such a comprehensive manner before.

AI Driven Metadata Extraction: State-of-the-art AI is automatically extracting dynamic metadata from 50+ years of archival content. The deep collection of data points includes facial sentiment, audio transcription, logo identification, subject demographics, object identification, weather conditions, intelligent summaries, and more.

Community Resource: In addition to making the WRAL archives available to professionals looking to license content, we are building a user-friendly platform for both researchers and the community to use as an online video museum of North Carolina's history.

AI Dashboards: Artificial Intelligence is being used to create analytics dashboards for WRAL's leadership team providing up to the minute data for everything from sponsorship values to actionable news insights.

Reduce Employee Workload: An AI enhanced archive storefront will help professionals find content and make licensing requests without adding additional operations overhead for the WRAL team.

NFT Integration: Users will have the ability to turn archive content into digital memorabilia as NFTs (non-fungible tokens).

Eon Media Founder & CEO Ashish Agrawal further explains the unique nature of the project, This is not a streaming service. It is a dedicated storefront using dynamic metadata from decades of archival content, enabling a first of its kind scalable solution. Agrawal continues, WRAL has always been at the forefront of innovation, and they challenge the status quo. They are the first company to enable access to archival content in such a comprehensive manner.

Eon Media was recently recognized at the 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards, with a win in AI/Machine Learning for their Eon Extract product.

Thanks to WRAL-TV's Catherine Fitzhenry for this Capcom story & for these Capcom graphics.
LINK: https://capitolbroadcasting.com/2022/09/15/wral-and-cbc-join-forces-wi...
See more stories from cbc

More from WRAL-TV

09/12/2022

Validation, Planning and Social Media: Emerging Leaders Profile on Kyndall Ray

The part that I enjoy most about this program is how much everyone involved cares about our growth and success. From the internship itself to our time with Lead...

08/12/2022

The Importance of Excellence Behind the Scenes: Emerging Leaders Profile on Jonathan Strayhorn

Jonathan hasn't been afraid to take on new projects, and he always accepts c...

07/12/2022

The Broadening World of Radio: Emerging Leaders Profile on Zenobia Dowdy

It's only been a short time for me, but Zenobia has been great. She brings great energy and focus into the building each day! - CBC Radio Brand Manager Ch...

07/12/2022

December Durham Night Market This Thursday at American Tobacco

The Durham Night Market returns at the American Tobacco this Thursday, December 8, 2022. The open-air, free family friendly event showcasing Durham's creati...

06/12/2022

Taking Tasks In Stride: Emerging Leaders Profile on Breann Wyman

Breann has been a joy to work with - she's very much like a duck, in that she's very calm and collected but working fast and furiously underneath the su...

05/12/2022

Exploring the Wide World of Marketing: Emerging Leaders Profile on Jordyn Davis

Jordyn started contributing and sharing ideas on Day 1, and I hope she will continue into her career with that same level of enthusiasm and excitement. I've...

02/12/2022

Learning Versatility: Emerging Leaders Profile on Grant Flanders

It has been a pleasure working with Grant through the Emerging Leaders Program, she said. Each day he came to the ballpark with a positive attitude, ready to ...

01/12/2022

Headed for Success: Emerging Leaders Profile on Arianne Brown-Stephenson

Arianne is an award-winning athlete, top of her class academically and still finds the time to put real focus and intent into her internship. I have to say I ha...

30/11/2022

Flexibility and Quick Thinking: Emerging Leaders Profile on Robert Furges

Robert came here with such enthusiasm and a passion for sports. He's been eager to learn as much as possible, and he's determined to apply his experienc...

29/11/2022

Finding a Second Home: Emerging Leaders Profile on Phoenix Saunders

Beyond learning things about HR and Operations I have learned what it means to work in a team-oriented environment, life lessons and what it is like to have peo...

28/11/2022

Emerging Leaders Excel in Inaugural CBC Program: Profile on Anthony Robinson

For the past 4 months, 10 students from NC Central University have been interning in Capitol Broadcasting divisions through the inaugural Emerging Leaders Progr...

25/11/2022

Bulls' Ripken the Bat Dog A Hit on Kelly Clarkson Show

Ripken the Bat Dog appeared on the Kelly Clarkson show on WRAL-TV on Thursday, November 10, 2022, alongside his trainer, Michael O'Donnell (right) & DBBC As...

25/11/2022

CBC Launches New Corporate Website

Capitol Broadcasting Company's website has a new look! After months of work led by the CBC Sales Resource Center and cast of thousands from WRAL Digital, CB...

25/11/2022

Bulls' Cyber Week is Coming

Get ready because the Durham Bulls' Cyber Week is coming! Get your holiday shopping done for the Bulls fans in your life with big savings on Bulls gear from...

25/11/2022

Join CBC as we light towers in Raleigh, Durham and Rocky Mount

At 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 the tradition is tripled. WRAL will light towers at WRAL's Western Boulevard studios, on American Tobacco Campus in Durham and at Rocky...

25/11/2022

WRAL-TV Garners 22 Emmy Nominations

The Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 37th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards via lives...

25/11/2022

WRAL-TV's Coats for the Children Campaign Keeping Children Warm for 34 Years

Collection of warm winter clothing and new toys through Dec. 31 Coats for the Children Telethon on Friday, Dec. 9 WRAL-TV is once again collecting warm winter...

17/11/2022

Voting for WRAL Voters' Choice Awards Ends Nov 20

Time is running out to vote in the WRAL Voters' Choice Awards presented by M&F Bank! Visit wral.com/vcas to vote now If you already voted in a few categor...

15/11/2022

WRAL-TV Wins Big at RTDNAC/AP 2022 Awards

WRAL-TV News staffers represent the station, taking home multiple honors from the RTDNAC/AP Awards luncheon in Charlotte on Saturday, November 12, 2022. (front,...

14/11/2022

WRAL Digital program offers $1 million to build local communities

Capitol B Creative Studios and WRAL Digital will invest up to $1 million in dollar-for-dollar matching support to American Rescue Plan grant recipients and thos...

11/11/2022

Get the Holidays Going with MIX Christmas Music and Studio

If you pulled out your Christmas d cor as soon as the last trick-or-treater walked away from your house, WRAL-FM has the soundtrack for you. MIX 101.5 is celeb...

10/11/2022

Brain Game Returns for 27th Season in New Location

The smartest game on television is back for season 27! Yes, Brain Game is back with a new season and new location! The Brain Game set pieces you know and love,...

10/11/2022

WRAL's Brain Game Returns for 27th Season in New Location

The smartest game on television is back for season 27! Yes, Brain Game is back with a new season and new location! The Brain Game set pieces you know and love,...

09/11/2022

Halloween Wool E Grams a Real Treat for DBBC's Topolewksi

The 2022 Halloween Wool E. Grams, delivered between October 27 - 31, brought smiles and treats to Durham Bulls fans from their favorite minor league baseball ma...

08/11/2022

Jonathan Aranda Named International League's Most Valuable Player

Jonathan Aranda's clutch bases-loaded single propelled the Bulls past the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in an 11-8 win on Sunday evening. (Paxton Rembis (Durham...

07/11/2022

HighSchoolOT Honors Open for Nominations

Join HighSchoolOT in celebrating the best of high school sports from the 2022-2023 school year! It's time to nominate North Carolina's BEST high school ...

04/11/2022

Yarn Live at Mill Music Sessions on Saturday

The popular Mill Music Sessions at Rocky Mount Mills continues with a second fall concert this Saturday, November 5. Yarn takes the main stage on Rocky Mount Mi...

03/11/2022

Explorer Post 5, Post 50 Students Honored with Scholarships from CBC

Members of WRAL's Explorer Post 5 and the Durham Bulls' Explorer Post 50 are awarded $1,000 scholarships for their work with the programs in a pre-game ...

02/11/2022

Looking Back at Honors for 2022 Bulls Seasonal Staffers

The Durham Bulls honor the Seasonal Employees of the Month for August 2022 on field before a game: (l to r) Sonia Marshall, Concessions; Brad Vasseur, Bartender...

01/11/2022

HSOT to debut live scoreboard show during football playoffs

HighSchoolOT will introduce a new live show during the 2022 N.C. High School Athletic Association football state playoffs that aims to bring score updates, insi...

28/10/2022

WRAL-TV's Owens, Gaddy Featured For Bond of Guilford College

WRAL-TV Anchor/ Reporter Gerald Owens did not know he would have more than deep respect from a distance for WRAL legend Charlie Gaddy when he arrived at the sta...

27/10/2022

October Durham Night Market This Thursday at American Tobacco

The Durham Night Market returns at the American Tobacco this Thursday, October 27, 2022. The open-air, free family friendly event showcasing Durham's creati...

26/10/2022

Holly Springs Salamanders Announce 2023 Schedule

Opening Day 2023 at Ting Park set for Saturday, May 27 versus Morehead City The Holly Springs Salamanders in conjunction with the Coastal Plain League (CPL) to...

25/10/2022

WRAL-TV's Chad Flowers Honored at State Fair

Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler (left) surprised WRAL-TV Photojournalist Chad Flowers with the Ambassador of Agriculture Award at the State Fair on Fr...

20/10/2022

Murals Brighten American Underground

The American Underground mural by Sean Kernick serves as a perfect backdrop for group photos in the Bullpen. In 2022, American Underground added two murals to ...

19/10/2022

Halloween MIX: WRAL-FM's Spooky Backdrop for Your October

Cue the Monster Mash and get in the spooky spirit with WRAL-FM's Halloween MIX. The station created a playlist of haunted tunes as a backdrop for your Oc...

17/10/2022

Vote Now: 2022 WRAL Voters' Choice Awards

You nominated your favorite local businesses and now it's time to show your support by voting for the top five businesses in each category October 17 throug...

14/10/2022

Standing with Our Community: Resources to Help

In the wake of tragic and traumatic events, feelings like stress, anxiety, grief and depression are natural. The WRAL Health Team and Go Ask Mom have compiled a...

12/10/2022

Mill Music Sessions Successful Return with Chatham Rabbits

The Mill Music Sessions series returned to Rocky Mount Mills for the first time since the pandemic with the Chatham Rabbits on Saturday, October 8, 2022. On Sa...

11/10/2022

Meet WRAL-TV Personalities at 2022 State Fair

WRAL-TV personalities will be on hand to greet viewers at the North Carolina State Fair! Come by the WRAL tent, on the northeast side of Dorton Arena facing re...

10/10/2022

Bulls Announce 2022 Fall Fan Fest

Fans will be able to take batting practice on the field, get pictures with championship trophies & more Fresh off the 2022 Triple-A National Championship, the ...

07/10/2022

Capitol Broadcasting Company Closes on Acquisition of Coastal Plain League

CBC appoints Chip Allen as Commissioner Capitol Broadcasting Company (CBC) has announced they have closed on the purchase to own and operate the Coastal Plain ...

06/10/2022

2023 ACC Baseball Championship Set for Durham Bulls Athletic Park

12-team tournament will be held May 23-28 at the DBAP The Atlantic Coast Conference and Durham Bulls have announced that the ACC Baseball Championship will ret...

05/10/2022

Bulls Bask in Big Win

The Durham Bulls brought home an epic souvenir from their trip to Vegas last weekend, the Triple-A National Championship trophy! The win made the Bulls back-to...

03/10/2022

Bulls Win Fourth Triple-A National Championship with 10-6 Win Over Aces

The Durham Bulls win their 4th Triple-A National Championship in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 2, 2022. Bligh Madris earns MVP honors with four hits, Tristan Gr...

03/10/2022

Rocky Mount Mills To Help Ripe Revival Fight Food Insecurity

Rocky Mount Mills is proudly partnering with a local non-profit to help address food deserts in Eastern NC. Ripe Revival works to revive communities through f...

30/09/2022

WRAL-TV News, Anchors, WRAL-FM Morning Team Honored by NC Association of Broadcasters

WRAL-TV's Rick Gall (l to r), Renee Chou, Elizabeth Gardner, Brian Shrader, ...

29/09/2022

Durham Bulls Heading to Vegas for Triple-A Championship

The Durham Bulls have won the final three games of the season on the road, becoming International League East Division Champions! The win on Tuesday at the Char...

28/09/2022

WRAL-TV's Basaran Shares Knowledge, Experience with Future Leaders

WRAL-TV Assistant News Director Aysu Basaran WRAL-TV Assistant News Director Aysu Basaran is known for her positive mentorship of others, and she recently prov...

26/09/2022

Now Available: That Station T-Shirts with Winning Design

That Station's Chris Edge presents a check to Margaret Edmunds Evans for her winning design for That Station's new t-shirt. She received $500 for hersel...