SPi Global’s SmartDub Solution wins PIC at LocWorld Silicon Valley 2019
Manila, Philippines, November 14, 2019. SPi Global , the world’s leading content technology and solutions provider and HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, today announced that SmartDub, an artificial intelligence (AI) dubbing innovation emerged the winner of the recent Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) at LocWorld Silicon Valley 2019, the leading conference for localization, translation, and global website management.
SmartDub was chosen among dozens of entries and declared the front-runner, out of six finalists in the Technology track, for its industry-first features. Among them is its ability to generate synthetic voices by merging AI with Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology and voice morphology. SmartDub enables users to produce different artificial voice outputs for multiple languages by changing voice variables such as pitch, tone, volume and speed.
These features allow content to be more accessible to otherwise underserved market segments and reduce dependency on subtitles, particularly on mobile devices and in geographies with literacy challenges. With SmartDub in place, users can create deeper connections with content in their native language.
Using SmartDub, production times are reduced to hours rather than days, and production costs are significantly reduced, resulting to much-improved time to market and overall process and cost efficiencies.
“We are honored and very pleased with this recognition of SmartDub. As a partner to leading content producers and distributors such as HOOQ, it’s vital that we are on top of developing technology solutions that push the reach of content to the widest range of users, in the best possible form. SmartDub is yet another one of our innovative solutions that promotes accessibility, which promises a more delightful content ingestion experience. We thank the Process Innovation Challenge at Locworld for providing an apt venue to showcase this amazing content localization solution”, said Ratan Datta, President and CEO of SPi Global.
To learn more about this year’s Process Innovation Challenge, visit the PIC LocWorld website at https://pic.locworld.com.
About SPi Global
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. Leveraging its deep domain expertise and suite of proprietary technology platforms, the company brings forth cutting-edge innovation for the extraction, enrichment and transformation of structured and unstructured content and information assets.
With a client-base scoping 30 countries worldwide, SPi Global delivers business transformation services from 18 centers across the globe. The company’s multi-geographical resource pool is strategically located in six countries, the Philippines, India, US, China, Nicaragua and Vietnam.
For more information, visit www.spi-global.com.
HOOQ is the first and leading premium video-on-demand service for emerging markets in Asia, delivering more than 35,000 hours of local, regional and Hollywood films, shows and live TV to its users anytime, anywhere and on any device. Started as a joint venture in January 2015 by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros, HOOQ has built an entertainment destination deeply rooted in its understanding of consumers’ needs and habits. HOOQ currently operates in the Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Singapore, with a combined population footprint of more than 1.7 billion people.
For more information, visit HOOQ.tv
SPi Global, the world’s leading content technology and solutions provider, and HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, have announced that SmartDub, an artificial intelligence (AI) dubbing innovation, emerged as the winner of the recent Process Innovation Challenge (PIC) at LocWorld Silicon Valley 2019, the leading conference for localisation, translation, and global website management. SmartDub was chosen among dozens of entries and declared the front-runner, out of six finalists in the Technology track, for its industry-first features.
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