Articles

Keeping your media library GDPR-compliant with Third Light

Around Europe, businesses are in the process of preparing themselves to comply with the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) law, which comes into force on 25 May 2018. The law puts stringent new controls in place on how businesses handle personal data. How can Third Light help you comply with the law? Read more

Cambridge software company, Third Light, enables VAR reporting for FA Cup games

In March 2016 the International Football Association Board (IFAB) held a historic Annual General Meeting, where a testing phase for Video Assistant Referees (VAR) was approved. This testing phase is now under way in over 20 different competitions worldwide, and is due to be reviewed in March 2018. Following the AGM meeting, in May 2017, Cambridge software company, Third Light, worked on the development of the ground-breaking VAR project for IFAB. Read more

The rising requirements for media storage and the need to plan ahead

The first digital camera prototype actually appeared in 1975, and marked the start of a relatively swift journey into the world of digital media. Today, almost all of us snap away on our digital devices, capturing everything from our Sunday lunch to major life and even global events. In our personal lives, and at work, digital media is at the heart of everything we do. We capture, we save, we share, we comment, and we use digital media to communicate in our increasingly digital world. Read more

Met Office media management is a breeze with Third Light

Around the world - and around the clock - together with its partners, The Met Office is working hard to make accurate weather and climate advice available to all. Everything it does is based on world-leading science and enhanced by close working relationships with partner organisations around the globe. It collects and makes sense of massive amounts of data every day, using cutting-edge technology for the benefit of mankind - and our planet. Speaking to Ross Middleham, Content Production Lead, we were able to understand how Third Light's media library technology helps them communicate this vital information on a global scale. Read more

Digital Asset Management – how to demonstrate value and create a business case

If you've decided that your business needs an intuitive DAM system to take over from your old, complex legacy systems, demonstrating business value may be fairly easy, given the problems they pose with compatibility, integration, security or lack of functionality. If existing systems no longer meet the company's requirements, that's your obvious starting point. If you've never had any comparable tools before, your job may be harder, especially if budgets are tight, but it could be an easy win if you can effectively demonstrate the benefits of using DAM. Whatever situation you may be in, one thing's for certain. You'll need buy-in from your key decision makers, and those in charge of the budget. Creating a solid business case or proposal will invaluable, and here’s how you can do just that. Read more