Sony debuts Ci Catalog to manage media libraries

Theresa Alesso

Sony Electronics has debuted Ci Catalog, a new asset management feature for its cloud-native professional media management and collaboration platform, Ci.

Ci Catalog enables enterprises to build and securely manage centralised libraries of rich media and make them easily accessible to stakeholders across teams, departments, divisions or companies. With the addition of this new offering, Sony said that Ci now provides secure content management from production through monetisation – all in a single platform.

The new offering integrates with Workspace, Ci’s solution for production and post production workflows with remote acquisition, media processing and collaboration. With the addition of Catalog, Ci is said to provide content owners, studios, production companies, broadcasters, sports leagues, music labels and large corporations with a comprehensive system that supports content management.

“The release of Catalog is a direct response to feedback we’ve received from some of the world’s largest and most recognisable media companies,” said Theresa Alesso, pro division president at Sony Electronics. “With no upfront costs and no installation required, the days of having to buy and implement several disparate and expensive systems to manage media are over. Ci’s cloud native approach prioritises accessibility, security, speed and collaboration. The platform’s streamlined, centralised system, intuitive layout and ability to scale are exactly what today’s leading organisations are asking for.”

Ci provides accelerated file transfer, collaboration/review and approval, asset management, transcoding and archive with a single SaaS subscription.  The platform is said to enable rapid and secure access to assets from virtually anywhere.  In addition, Ci’s REST APIs enable integration with third-party systems and workflows and with no hardware to install, customers can begin leveraging Ci immediately.

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