Veritone Announces New Exclusive International Licensing Agreement with CBS News

The new three-year agreement will enhance search and discoverability of content and provide additional licensing opportunities to the international creative community

Veritone, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, and provider of digital content licensing services on behalf of the world’s premier sports entities, news organizations and user-generated content networks, today announced an exclusive international content licensing agreement with CBS News. 

Together for the last 11 years, CBS News and Veritone have served television producers, filmmakers, podcasters and content creators by providing unprecedented access to the CBS News archives with search and discovery powered by aiWARETM. With this new three-year exclusive international agreement, Veritone and CBS News will increase access to millions of hours of archival and breaking news content to the global creative community. Veritone and CBS News have committed to continuous improvement to the licensing user experience through digitization of the archives, transcription powered by aiWARETM and increased access to the archive spanning more than 90 years. 

The CBS News content collection can be found on Veritone Licensing, a licensing portal that allows users to easily search for premier content across Veritone’s content partners, including USA Swimming, South China Morning Post, Pac-12 and many more. The CBS News Archives collection has more than 2.5 million hours of iconic news programming –– including historic footage from “48 Hours,” “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News” and “Face the Nation.” Incremental breaking and archival CBS News content, digitized and processed with transcription and AI-created metadata, will be searchable on the portal through this agreement. 

“Veritone has long been committed to improving the search and accessibility of content for the media and entertainment industry,” said Ryan Steelberg, President at Veritone. “We are thrilled to see our advancements in artificial intelligence-powered search and discovery utilized by CBS News for uncovering and identifying their archives. We are proud of our longtime partnership with CBS News and are excited to officially bring it to the global creative community.”

This partnership comes on the heels of Veritone’s continued international expansion. CBS News joins notable global Veritone clients across its various business units including Nova Broadcasting in Australia, World Athletics and Wireless Group in the UK, and Sony Interactive, Japan. 

To learn more about Veritone’s Content Licensing services, please visit: licensing.veritone.com.

About Veritone

Veritone (Nasdaq: VERI) is a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology and solutions. The company’s proprietary operating system, aiWARE™, powers a diverse set of AI applications and intelligent process automation solutions that are transforming both commercial and government organizations. aiWARE orchestrates an expanding ecosystem of machine learning models to transform audio, video and other data sources into actionable intelligence. The company’s AI developer tools enable its customers and partners to easily develop and deploy custom applications that leverage the power of AI to dramatically improve operational efficiency and unlock untapped opportunities. Veritone is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, and has offices in Denver, London, New York and San Diego. To learn more, visit Veritone.com.

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