Under a new deal, Fabric’s media and entertainment customers, which include Lionsgate, Warner Bros, and MGM, can procure licensed data from IMDb directly through their existing relationship with Fabric, the company has announced.
The new deal between IMDb (www.imdb.com), a source for information on movies, TV shows and celebrities, and Fabric, which offers metadata management for media and entertainment catalogs, allows media and entertainment companies to seamlessly enrich their catalogs using entertainment data sets from IMDb, according to the announcement.
IMDb licenses information from its database — including movie and TV titles, cast and crew listings, user ratings and global box office grosses — to third-party businesses to enrich content catalogs, power analysis, inform strategic decision-making, and more.
Media and entertainment customers will have one agreement and one fee directly with Fabric, which provides cost and resource efficiencies compared to maintaining multiple agreements and payments.
“The ability to license both a title management software platform (Fabric) and the connected data service (IMDb) in one place will clearly streamline our procurement and implementation processes,” Renee McGinnis, EVP of Lionsgate, said in a statement.
“This collaboration gives us the ability to enable our customers to seamlessly connect with the rich data set licensed by IMDb without additional contracts, giving them the freedom to start using this data more quickly and easily,” Rob Delf, CEO of Fabric, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to providing a turnkey solution for data enrichment.”
“IMDb is pleased to collaborate with Fabric to extend the reach of the data we license to third-party companies, including movie and TV titles, cast and crew listings, user ratings, and global box office grosses,” Nikki Santoro, chief operating officer for IMDb, said in a statement. “This will empower Fabric’s media and entertainment customers with more efficient access to our vast and authoritative entertainment industry data, for the purposes of enriching their catalogs and making informed business decisions.”
Fabric’s licensing of IMDb data and information is fulfilled through AWS Data Exchange, a service that makes it easy for millions of Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud, according to the announcement.
“AWS customers want end-to-end, integrated solutions and a simplified journey for the procurement and deployment of third-party data,” Marc Aldrich, GM of AWS for media and entertainment, said in a statement. “The integration between IMDb, Fabric and AWS Data Exchange is a prime example of working backwards from the needs of our shared customers to deliver this outcome.”
IMDb and Fabric will highlight their collaboration in a Q&A at the NAB Show April 15-19 in Las Vegas on April 17, 3:30-3:50 p.m. in the West Hall, Innovation Stage. NAB Show attendees can also request meetings with IMDb and Fabric at the AWS booth (West Hall #1701) and AWS Partner Village (West Hall, Connect Experiential Zone W3421O).