BURLINGTON, MA (February 9, 2009) – Signiant, the leading developer of content distribution management solutions, announced today that the Amsterdam-based Digital Media Centre (DMC), one of Europe’s leading broadcast and advanced media facilities, has adopted Signiant’s Content Distribution Management software (CDM) as it moves towards all-digital workflows.
The DMC required a digital media distribution management system in order to eliminate the need for tape delivery, improve workflow with third-party clients and increase operational efficiencies. The company went through a rigorous procurement process involving several competitive systems, and Signiant proved to be the best fit for all of the DMC’s requirements.
The Signiant solution will be used to manage the delivery of broadcast media to the DMC, which provides a full range of broadcast services for channel production, origination and distribution, as well as playout and propagation for third party TV channels. Signiant’s CDM will fit into the quality check processes by automating and streamlining content. It will also be used to control internal workflows following delivery, and to deliver viewing copies to language houses and subtitle creation agencies. Initially it will cover three sites, with the intention of extending it to ten sites as part of a larger project.
“In an increasingly competitive market, the ability to cut costs while simultaneously improving our service is a terrific advantage,” said Jonathan Try, Vice President Technology, DMC. “Signiant’s Content Distribution Management software covers all our requirements. It will eradicate our reliance on tapes and physical media for content delivery, greatly reduce transport costs and enable faster delivery of content.”
David Nortier, Managing Director, Signiant Europe, said, “We are delighted that Signiant’s solution can help the DMC to advance its tapeless capabilities and assist in the acceleration, automation and management of its processes. As the global network of Signiant-enabled companies continues to grow apace, being a Signiant user also provides a competitive advantage when working with third parties.”
About the Digital Media Centre The Digital Media Centre (DMC) in Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most advanced digital media facilities, featuring multi-lingual and multi-platform broadcasting in both standard and high definition.
The DMC (www.digitalmediacentre.com) currently transmits over 54 channels across continental Europe, the UK and Asia, including National Geographic Television, E! Entertainment, MGM, History Channel, Extreme Sports Channel, Zone Reality, Playboy and others.
The DMC is owned by Chellomedia, the European content division of Liberty Global, Inc. and a leading international media company & distributor of channels, content and video services. The division’s operating companies and business units, currently own and operate 26 branded TV channels and run a suite of digital, On Demand and broadband services in Europe. The aggregate subscriber base of the channels and its feeds reach 206 million homes.