Post MIPTV, Wilderness Films India Ltd. seeks fresh content partnerships

Date: 13/07/2010
As part of a strategic paradigm shift, Wilderness Films India Ltd. has decided to seek marketing affiliations and strategic co-production and distribution partnerships for their 4000+ hours of HD content from South Asia. The archive includes the most diverse high-end imagery from India, Bhutan and Nepal. The company now no longer plans to launch their own stock footage product in the market-place and has decided to instead work with partners from around the world. As the largest content moving image archive in the world from the region, with an added 750, 000 stills, WFIL believes there is tremendous scope for niche Indian content to be incrementally distributed across various media platforms globally.


The company believes that if Getty and Corbis can do US$300 to US$1 billion turnovers selling western content, it can easily create a market with a good 25% of that market size based around key Asian imagery. The company owns over 70 viral video properties, one of which ranks among the top ten internet videos of all time, with 350+ million page views.

WFIL has also released an impressive post-MIPTV content catalog as part of this initiative, with over 125 million Euros of never-seen-before HD content that is up for co-production and post-production partnerships, and marketing and distribution in various territories. The catalog includes 2500 shorts, short and full length docus, features and viral/internet videos. The shorts include episodes on India's rivers, birds, flowers, animals, sanctuaries, national parks, Himalayan eco-systems, tribal communities, music, dance, art, environment, religion and culture (with a key focus on Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam), science, aerials, news and history. The archive features a lot of the "New India", with modern cities, construction, heavy industry, international trade, manufacturing, urban retail, malls, schools, colleges, middle class consumption and more. The company has already shot and is post-producing over 2500 shorts, with a duration of 3 to 5 minutes each, in order to capture a major global market-share in this developing space...

The public limited company's 750, 000 stills and broadcast archive of 4000 hours together make WFIL the largest stock footage resource on South Asia, in the world. Among other awards, WFIL won the "Incredible India Award" in 2006 and the "National Tourism Award" in 2007, for the best tourism film made in India in 2007.

At the same time, WFIL is looking to raise US$65 to $100 million in Private Equity (as a precursor to a listing) to jump-start a slew of internet and television content ventures, including India's first tourism and educational content portals, and South Asia's first factual programming initiative. Among others, the company would like to re-invigorate its "Visual Mapping of the Indian Subcontinent" internet project which was once featured on Google Video as "the fastest growing collection on Google Video" and brought in millions of page views in the early days of video-on-the-web... Subsequently, WFIL pulled off its content from Google Video due to unresolved copyright transgressions by Youtube and Google Video.

At the same time, WFIL still provides the widest slate of broadcast and television services to visiting camera crews for productions in India. From fixing to equipment, crewing and locations to post-production, WFIL has all facilities available in-house. With over 90 HDCAM and other HD camera units, 200 HD lenses, and a slew of other options, WFIL has every international production covered, with every format from HDV to HDCAM SR, RED, XDCAM HD or P2.

WFIL welcomes visiting production units to the Himalaya at its 900 acre Mountain Quail Rediscovery project, where the company protects 800, 000 Himalayan Rhododendron, Oak and cedar trees, and a large population of pheasants, Black Bear, leopard, Goral, Barking Deer and much more.
www.wildfilmsindia.com


Tags: wilderness films | india | south asia | hd content | archive | high-end imagery | bhutan | nepal
Submitted by Rupin Dang

Related Interviews
  • NOA Archive Solutions at IBC 2014

    NOA Archive Solutions at IBC 2014

  • Object Based Storage Solutions from Object Matrix at NAB 2017

    Object Based Storage Solutions from Object Matrix at NAB 2017

  • New CEO and news update from TMD at NAB 2017

    New CEO and news update from TMD at NAB 2017

  • SGL Broadcast at IBC 2015

    SGL Broadcast at IBC 2015

  • ERA - Cloud Services - at BVE 2015

    ERA - Cloud Services - at BVE 2015

  • SGL at NAB 2014

    SGL at NAB 2014

  • Primestream on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Primestream on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Softron Media Services on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Softron Media Services on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • TMD talk asset management solutions on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    TMD talk asset management solutions on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Digital Vision on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Digital Vision on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • NOA Audio Solutions at IBC 2013

    NOA Audio Solutions at IBC 2013

  • Cinegy at IBC 2013

    Cinegy at IBC 2013

  • Cinegy: Multiviewer at NAB 2013

    Cinegy: Multiviewer at NAB 2013

  • SGL at NAB 2013

    SGL at NAB 2013

  • Facilis Technology at BVE 2013

    Facilis Technology at BVE 2013

  • SGL at NAB 2012

    SGL at NAB 2012

  • Editshare at NAB 2012

    Editshare at NAB 2012

  • Nexsan at NAB 2012

    Nexsan at NAB 2012

  • Arkivum at BVE 2012

    Arkivum at BVE 2012

  • TMD at BVE 2012

    TMD at BVE 2012

  • FOR-A at IBC2011

    FOR-A at IBC2011

  • Netia at IBC2011

    Netia at IBC2011


Related Shows
  • One Deskside multi-user storage solution - Introducing the upgraded SymplyWorkspace

    One Deskside multi-user storage solution - Introducing the upgraded SymplyWorkspace


Related Articles
  • Preserving the British Film Institute Archive

    Preserving the British Film Institute Archive

  • Looking for the Silver Lining

    Looking for the Silver Lining

  • 21st Century Technology for 20th Century Content

    21st Century Technology for 20th Century Content

  • Thinking clearly about the cloud

    Thinking clearly about the cloud

  • Media acquisition and Archive Workflow

    Media acquisition and Archive Workflow

  • Effective archive solutions for broadcast customers

    Effective archive solutions for broadcast customers

  • How to Deliver Live and VOD UHD Content With Minimum Bandwidth

    How to Deliver Live and VOD UHD Content With Minimum Bandwidth

  • In media monitoring, as in medicine, a quick fix is not a cure

    In media monitoring, as in medicine, a quick fix is not a cure

  • Tapeless Workflows, MAM and Archive: Back to Basics

    Tapeless Workflows, MAM and Archive: Back to Basics

  • Keep memories safe at RWF

    Keep memories safe at RWF

  • An end-to-end solution

    An end-to-end solution

  • Combining on-site and cloud storage

    Combining on-site and cloud storage

  • High-speed archiving in a high-res world

    High-speed archiving in a high-res world

  • Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production

    Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production

  • Manage and Monitor

    Manage and Monitor

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts

  • Powerful New Levels of Discovery

    Powerful New Levels of Discovery

  • Ask the experts: the future for media archives

    Ask the experts: the future for media archives

  • Archive eXchange format (AXF) explained

    Archive eXchange format (AXF) explained

  • Ask the experts with TMD looking at LTFS

    Ask the experts with TMD looking at LTFS

  • Redefining the archive with Raj Patel

    Redefining the archive with Raj Patel

  • Photon Beard shines bright in South India

    Photon Beard shines bright in South India

  • Protecting the archive

    Protecting the archive

  • Metadata rules

    Metadata rules

  • Ask the Experts: Content Storage, Security, Archive and Management

    Ask the Experts: Content Storage, Security, Archive and Management

  • Parting the Cloud

    Parting the Cloud

  • Addressing SAN Allocation and Permission Challenges

    Addressing SAN Allocation and Permission Challenges

  • Building a digital archive

    Building a digital archive

  • No more softly softly on the cloud

    No more softly softly on the cloud

  • Protecting your assets, safe storage and long life archives

    Protecting your assets, safe storage and long life archives

  • How the mysteries of Library and Archive have changed in Broadcasting

    How the mysteries of Library and Archive have changed in Broadcasting

  • Storage and archiving

    Storage and archiving

  • Storage and Archive - Ask the expert

    Storage and Archive - Ask the expert

  • Ask the Experts on Storage and Archive

    Ask the Experts on Storage and Archive

  • Introducing Front Porch Digitals Archive eXchange Format

    Introducing Front Porch Digitals Archive eXchange Format

  • tv-bay IBC2010 double takes

    tv-bay IBC2010 double takes

  • Safekeeping for the Future

    Safekeeping for the Future

  • Eye to Eye: Storage and archiving

    Eye to Eye: Storage and archiving

  • Ensuring the longevity of an archive

    Ensuring the longevity of an archive

  • Those Who Forget the Past are Doomed to Delete It

    Those Who Forget the Past are Doomed to Delete It

  • Longevity of media archives

    Longevity of media archives


News
MO-SYS TECHNOLOGY PLAYED STARRING ROLE IN MOOVS VIRTUAL SET FOR BBC SPORTS TOKYO GAMES COVERAGE Posted: 13/10/2021
MO-SYS TECHNOLOGY PLAYED STARRING ROLE IN MOOVS VIRTUAL SET FOR BBC SPORTS TOKYO GAMES COVERAGE

Mo-Sys Engineering, a world leader in precision camera tracking solutions for virtual studios and augmented reality, today announces that its StarTracker technology was front and centre of the innovative virtual studio production for BBC Sport’s coverage of the Tokyo Games. The entire virtual graphics production was implemented by MOOV, the UK based sports and events graphics company, with the project being shortlist as a finalist at the 2021 Broadcast Sports Awards in November. 

Tags: Mo-Sys | MOOV. Virtual Production | Virtual Studio | StarTracker | Broadcast Sports Awards | Camera Tracking | Dock10. MediaCityUK | Broadcast | virtual reality | augmented reality | Tokyo Olympics | Brainstorm | Wimbledon | Match of the Day | Innovation
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
This Live Video Player Does a Lot Posted: 13/10/2021
This Live Video Player Does a Lot How does artifical intelligence (AI) support broadcasting and notifications in a live video player? I talk with Joe Ward, CEO of Edge Video, to find out more and see it in action. 
Tags: Live Video Players | AI | Broadcast | Live Streaming | IBC 2021
Submitted by Socail180Group
More from this author
SAFnet Powers Next-Gen Broadband Delivery with Harmonics Virtualized PON Solution Posted: 12/10/2021
SAFnet Powers Next-Gen Broadband Delivery with Harmonics Virtualized PON Solution

Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that its industry-leading CableOS® Cloud-Native Core Platform has been deployed by SAFnet, a Danish broadband operator, for 10G-capable fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) XGS-PON service delivery. Multi-access, virtualized edge cloud and PON capabilities on the CableOS Platform will enable SAFnet to deliver next-gen broadband leveraging existing HFC DOCSIS network infrastructure, lowering operational costs and improving sustainability.

Tags: FTTH PON | CableOS Platform | 10G | SAFnet | HFC DOCSIS | Pebble Remote-PHY | Harmonic
Submitted by 202 Communications
More from this author
Artel Extends FiberLink Family Into the IP Realm With New SDI-to-SMPTE ST 2110 Gateway Posted: 12/10/2021
Artel Extends FiberLink Family Into the IP Realm With New SDI-to-SMPTE ST 2110 Gateway

Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time, multimedia delivery solutions, today introduced the FiberLink ST 2110 Gateway, which bridges SDI interfaces to JT-NM-tested SMPTE ST 2110 IP media streams. Providing a valuable gateway between legacy SDI environments and ST 2110 IP environments, this new addition to Artel's renowned FiberLink product family helps to extend the useful life of SDI implementations and equipment while opening the door to IP-based media transport and its benefits.

Tags: SMPTE ST 2110 | SDI | Video | SDI/IP Interface | IP Migration | Fiberlink ST2110 Gateway | Artel
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
AJA Announces KONA 5, Io 4K Plus, and T-TAP Pro Support for Hardware Out in Microsoft Teams Posted: 12/10/2021
AJA Announces KONA 5, Io 4K Plus, and T-TAP Pro Support for Hardware Out in Microsoft Teams

AJA Video Systems today announced that it has collaborated with Microsoft to ensure that a range of its audio and video I/O solutions support the new Hardware Out feature in Microsoft Teams. Using the new feature with an AJA KONA 5, Io 4K Plus, or T-TAP Pro, live production and AV professionals can easily output SDI and HDMI high quality audio and video streams of on-the-ground reporters, interviewees, or events in remote locations and seamlessly weave the footage into live productions at broadcast-quality.

Tags: AJA Video Systems | AJA | Microsoft Teams | Microsoft | Live Production | Live Workflows
Submitted by AJA Video Systems
More from this author
LYNX Technik Announces Additional 48G Fiber Transmission System Posted: 12/10/2021
LYNX Technik Announces Additional 48G Fiber Transmission System

new 8k fiber signal transmission system for its yellobrik series. This solution is ideal for the transmission of multiple uncompressed 12G SDI streams.

Tags: LYNX Technik | 8K | yellobrik | SDI 8K | OTR 1A41 | 8K fiber transmissoin | 96 Gbits
Submitted by LYNX Technik
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Targets Need for Multiple Video Feeds with openGear 9905 MPx Multi-Channel Processor Posted: 12/10/2021
Cobalt and reg; Digital Targets Need for Multiple Video Feeds with openGear and reg; 9905 MPx Multi-Channel Processor

Cobalt® Digital, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has answered the need for handling and processing multiple video feeds with its 9905-MPx multi-channel processor. The 9905-MPx is a next-generation advanced scaler/frame openGear synchronizer developed in direct response to customer needs for a single module that supports four independent signal paths. The card was highlighted during a press briefing held virtually on October 6th and hosted by Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing, who noted that the 9905-MPx was developed in response to customer requests for increased density, unprecedented multi-input support, and enhanced flexibility. The event also featured presentations by Dr. Ciro Noronha, EVP of Engineering, and Ryan Wallenberg, VP of Engineering. The 9905-MPx, an audio/video processor for baseband digital signals, is capable of handling up to four independent 3G signals in a single, dense, cost-effective package that provides all common broadcast processing functions without any quality compromises. The card includes individual up/down/cross conversion scalers that are specifically designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions to/from 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The multi-path design offers discrete AES and MADI audio embedding/routing/mixing/de-embedding to any of the four processing paths. Standard 3D LUT features and available color correction accommodate SDR and HDR processing for downstream HDR systems, on a per-channel basis. The card also supports per-channel logo insertion, as well as ancillary data insertion/extraction.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Cobalt’s 9971 | Multiviewer | openGear | 9971-MV6-4K | 9904-UDX-4K HDR | Ultra-Low Latency Mode | Encoder | 9992-ENC | BBG-1300-FR Mini openGear | 9905-MPx | Cobalt Digital’s 12G | Chris Shaw | encoders | decoders | 3G-SDI Models | RIST technology | Dr. Ciro Noronha | 9926
Submitted by Desert Moon
More from this author
EditShare Continues Expanding Its Global Business Posted: 12/10/2021
EditShare Continues Expanding Its Global Business

EditShare®, a technology leader that delivers software solutions enabling storytellers to create and manage collaborative media workflows, is once again expanding its rapidly growing business, which has recorded back to back Q2/Q3 record quarters and year over year revenue increase, to better serve its customers and channel partners with key hires in sales, sales operations, and service assurance.

Tags: EditShare
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Hella Mega Tour Delivered by ATEM Live Production Workflow Posted: 12/10/2021
Hella Mega Tour Delivered by ATEM Live Production Workflow

The Hella Mega Tour, a joint tour by the bands Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer, used several Blackmagic Design products to produce the images for the big screens and video backdrops. The concerts took place at Major League Baseball Association's stadiums, including Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Tags: Blackmagic Design | Hella Mega Tour | Green Day | Fall Out Boy | Weezer
Submitted by Blackmagic Design
More from this author
Leader Announces New Features for LVB440 IP Analyzer Posted: 12/10/2021
Leader Announces New Features for LVB440 IP Analyzer

Leader Electronics announces new additions to the capabilities of its LVB440 IP analyzer. Four new features are now available as standard: LVB440-SER22 - JPEG XS SMPTE ST.2110-22 compression analysis; Closed captioning measurement; Support for 7.1 surround sound, 5.1 surround sound and mix-down to stereo pair; Rolling packet capture measurement.

Tags: Leader Instruments | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 12G waveform monitors | 12G video analyzers | IP video analysers | video noise meters | HDR test equipment | true-hybrid test equipment | Hi-Vision test equipment
Submitted by Stylus Media Communications
More from this author
Overwhelming response to FilmLight Colour Awards Posted: 12/10/2021
Overwhelming response to FilmLight Colour Awards

The first-ever FilmLight Colour Awards has received an enthusiastic welcome from professionals across the imaging industry.

While the awards programme has been initiated by FilmLight, the awards are platform-agnostic and open to users of any grading system, from juniors to veterans, independents or those representing large global facilities.

Tags: FilmLight | Colour Awards | EnergaCAMERIMAGE | Jacqueline Loran | creative | imaging | colour grading | colourist | Eben Bolter | Jet Omoshebi | Beatriz Pineda | judging | winners | global | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | Bradford Young | Danny Cohen
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
DHD.audio Mixing Consoles Go On Air at Radio Flamingo Posted: 12/10/2021
DHD.audio Mixing Consoles Go On Air at Radio Flamingo

DHD.audio mixing consoles have been chosen for the newly launched Radio Flamingo channel operating from studios at the headquarters of Antenne Steiermark Regionalradio in Graz, Austria. The project includes a 10-fader SX2 console, two TX compact multitouch consoles and an XC2 core processor with built-in Dante audio-over-IP connectivity.

Tags: DHD.audio GmbH | digital audio studio equipment | digital audio systems | digital audio mixers | broadcast control room systems | DJ-operated radio studio systems | OB truck audio systems | audio routing and talkback matrices | audio-over-IP interfaces
Submitted by Stylus Media Communications
More from this author
ATEME Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program to Promote Cloud Solutions to its Joint Customer Base Posted: 12/10/2021
ATEME Joins Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program to Promote Cloud Solutions to its Joint Customer Base

ATEME, a leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program. By joining the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program, ATEME will empower the tools and technology needed to accelerate cloud deployments designed to meet customer’s business goals faster.

Tags: ATEME | Broadcast | Google | Cloud
Submitted by Whiteoaks
More from this author
Clear-Com and Ampco Flashlight Sales Give Theater-Enthusiasts New View of Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Stage Productions Posted: 12/10/2021
Clear-Com and Ampco Flashlight Sales Give Theater-Enthusiasts New  View of Internationaal Theater Amsterdam Stage Productions

Live streaming a stage production is not a new approach, but Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (ITA) is adding its own unique twist, with help from Clear-Com’®s Eclipse® HX Digital Matrix, FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom and HelixNet® Digital Network Partyline systems, designed and supported by Dutch Clear-Com partner Ampco Flashlight Sales.

Tags: Clear-Com | Eclipse® HX Digital Matrix | FreeSpeak II® Digital Wireless Intercom | HelixNet® Digital Network Partyline systems | Live Events | Broadcast
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
IHSE USAs Focus at InfoComm Features Real-Time KVM Workflow Solutions for Remote and Local Operations Posted: 11/10/2021
IHSE USAs Focus at InfoComm Features Real-Time KVM Workflow Solutions for Remote and Local Operations

IHSE USA today announced that it will be showcasing its latest KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) solutions in booth 3955 at InfoComm 2021, taking place Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Florida. To meet the demand for high-resolution video in large control rooms at government and commercial facilities, the company will highlight its Draco MultiView 4K60 processor, Draco tera flex series KVM matrix systems, Draco vario ultra DisplayPort 1.1 dual-head extender, and Draco vario ultra HDMI 2.0 extenders.

Tags: IHSE USA LLC | KVM Solutions | InfoComm 2021 | KVM | HDMI 2.0 | Multiviewer 4K
Submitted by InGear
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>