Metadata in digital asset management

Erick Tateishi

November 10, 2022

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Metadata is a crucial element of sports media asset management, as it helps sports organizations effectively search, organize, and retrieve their digital assets. Simply put, metadata is data about data – it provides information about the characteristics and content of digital assets, allowing sports organizations to better understand and manage their content.

Metadata for searching

One of the primary benefits of using metadata in sports media asset management is the ability to search for and locate specific assets quickly and easily. By including metadata such as keywords, tags, and descriptions with their digital assets, sports organizations can use search functions to find the content they are looking for in a matter of seconds. This can save a significant amount of time and effort, as manually sifting through large amounts of content can be a tedious and time-consuming task.

Metadata can also be used to improve the retrieval of digital assets. By including detailed metadata with their content, sports organizations can ensure that they have all the information they need to access and retrieve specific assets when needed. This can be particularly important for sports organizations that need to access content on a regular basis, as it helps them save time and reduce the risk of losing important assets. No more sifting through thousands of assets to find the right one when you need it.

In addition to search capabilities, metadata also helps sports organizations organize and classify their digital assets in a more logical and structured manner. By using metadata tags and categories, sports organizations can create a hierarchy of content that makes it easier to find and access specific assets. This can be particularly useful for sports organizations that have a large amount of content to manage, as it helps them stay organized and efficient. ScorePlay uses an events-based taxonomy logic that automatically integrates with your sporting calendar, so your folders become events. From game day, to competition day, press conference, training, VIP events and partner activations, all content is classified automatically.


One of the key ways that metadata can be used to improve asset management in sports is through the use of AI. By utilizing AI algorithms provided by ScorePlay (and be accessed through our API), sports organizations can automatically tag and categorize their content, saving time and effort while also ensuring that their assets are properly organized and classified. AI can also be used to analyze and understand large amounts of metadata, allowing sports organizations to gain insights and make informed decisions about their content.

Overall, the use of metadata in sports media asset management is essential for effectively searching, organizing, and retrieving digital assets. By including metadata with their content and utilizing AI and other tools, sports organizations can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their asset management processes, leading to better results and a stronger digital presence. ScorePlay provides exactly this solution for sports organisations worldwide.

About ScorePlay

ScorePlay is an innovative AI-powered solution that is revolutionizing the way sports organizations manage, classify, and distribute their digital assets. By utilizing ScorePlay, sports organizations can easily and effectively manage their digital assets, allowing them to tell their stories and upgrade their digital strategies.

These tasks need to be consolidated on a single platform for a seamless real-time experience. The sports media landscape has relied on a variety of tools that crowd creative teams for too long (from PhotoShelter, Dropbox or Newsbridge for storage, and Greenfly for distribution). The new generation of sports fans demand social-media-ready content in real-time as they consume, and having an all-in-one solution allows sports organizations to be reactive, versatile and adept in their content strategy.

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