Fabric acquires Internet Video Archive (IVA)

Monday, January 23rd, 2023 
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Fabric Acquires Internet Video Archive (IVA) to create next generation M&E Data Ecosystem

LOS ANGELES — Fabric (formerly Meta), the leader in media and entertainment catalog management, has acquired Internet Video Archive (IVA). For the past 18 years, IVA has been providing movie, TV, and game promotional content to some of the largest names in the media industry. IVA’s database has one of the most complete inventories of entertainment trailers, as well as a substantial baseline catalog of film and television metadata, and is built upon a set of easy-to-implement APIs. IVA also provides insights on titles that are trending on a daily basis, up-to-the-minute rankings, future releases, and links to where to view or purchase content. The acquisition enables Fabric, whose clients include Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount Global, HBO, MGM, and FOX, to provide an even greater value by instantly matching titles to IVA’s library, and enabling the sharing of data across Fabric customers.

Since its inception in 2018, Fabric now securely manages over 20 million titles for its customers, enriching catalogs with thousands of attributes that help to better connect content with audiences around the world. In addition, Fabric’s native enrichment and supply chain automation processes provide its customers combined savings more than $10 million annually compared to tasks that have historically been managed manually.

“Integrating IVA’s services natively into the Fabric platform will help standardize our clients’ title catalogs more easily, provide insights about their marketing, and verify their licensing across streaming platforms,” said Rob Delf, CEO of Fabric. “At the end of the day, this acquisition is about listening to the needs of our customers, and coming up with ways to deliver more value through our tools and services. This acquisition will only accelerate Fabric’s ability to manage customer title catalogs efficiently and cost-effectively in one place, and enable the sharing of that information with better control and accuracy.”

Links: Fabric; Internet Video Archive