Coronavirus: How We’re Supporting Open Access To Information At A Most Critical Time

By Gil Becker March 19, 2020

A Message From AnyClip’s CEO & President, Gil Becker

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s impact reaches every region of the world, there has never been a more urgent need for access to timely and trustworthy information about the outbreak.

We, the media and technology industry, play a critical role in times such as these, to provide a vital information service to this global audience, in tandem with local government, community and educational organizations. With public health on the line, for any entity that attracts an online audience, it is our duty to preserve and promote quality journalism practices and open access to information. 

At this time of crisis, our industry requires reliable, affordable distribution platforms and data-powered insights to support these greater goals. As the world’s only AI-powered streaming video platform, this data and these technologies are solutions AnyClip is uniquely positioned to offer. That is why we are today releasing two new resources, both powered by our Luminous Platform technology, that will help the media community deliver timely, trustworthy information about the virus to their audiences. These include:

Luminous Watch – On the heels of last week’s announcement, a beta version of our new, Google News Initiative-supported video on demand (VOD) streaming experience is now available to any media company, brand or organization that needs to share video information about the virus with their audience.

As we work together to get through this crisis, AnyClip will work with any publisher or organization to implement our technology at no cost. This will enable them to host and curate their own VOD experience page, aggregating the latest video information about the virus outbreak, through a customizable page template that’s easily added to any site’s navigation menu (see a live example at http://news.anyclip.com). AnyClip will make our full catalog of premium, licensed news video content about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic available for free and will empower any site to upload their original video to our back-end management platform, as well. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Newsroom Data Dashboard – We are also launching today a new Newsroom Data Dashboard, from which anyone can use AnyClip’s AI-powered data visualization capabilities to see video content playback trends from over 350 global media companies in real-time. Using this interactive tool, newsrooms and other organizations can better understand which virus-related topics are of the most importance or of biggest concern to viewers around the world, and identify white spaces they can fill with topical video coverage to ensure their future reporting has the greatest value to their audiences.

For more information or to get started, please contact our team today.

At AnyClip, we’re committed to doing whatever it takes to support our customers and their audiences to overcome the challenges of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We’re starting today with these first few steps but we’ll continue to listen to feedback and respond with further solutions should conditions change. In the meantime, I wish you all safety and good health through all that’s to come. 

We’re in this together. 

Gil Becker
President & CEO, AnyClip