BURLINGTON, MA (November 21, 2011) — Signiant, a global leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that JCA, a leading digital media services provider based in London, has adopted the Signiant system to automate, accelerate and manage the secure exchange of digital media files with its clients.
“Our business depends on systems that allow us to connect seamlessly with our clients and transfer large, high-value media assets as quickly as possible, in order to maintain tight delivery schedules,” said Simon Kay, managing director of JCA. “We adopted Signiant at the request of several of our clients, as it offers the flexibility and managed security we need to accelerate delivery of digital material, without having to deal with the delays involved in tape shipments.”
JCA provides a full range of services for digitizing, formatting, creating and delivering content for many of the most recognizable names in the broadcasting and cinema production industries. With Signiant agents installed in their own environments, JCA clients are able to exchange large media files with the JCA facility within minutes. The system’s B2B content peering technology enables JCA and its clients to extend their own, internal network security policies across enterprise boundaries to enable a highly secure and seamless flow of content.
“The Signiant solution is perfect for media service providers such as JCA, who has established a stellar reputation not only for top-quality results but the ability to respond nimbly to its customers’ requirements. By enabling fast, reliable and secure movement of large media files over a WAN, Signiant is playing an important role in helping JCA meet its own high standards,” said David Nortier, Signiant’s managing director, EMEA.
Established in 1989 and acquired by TVP Group in 2004, JCA offers total digital, TV and film service packages encompassing ageing film and video formats through to data capture at HD and beyond. Included in the services is an end-to-end Media Asset Management platform servicing client’s file based needs including online services, both secured and open access. JCA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the TVP Group.
JCA works with clients such as BBC Worldwide, Channel 4, DRG, Fremantle Media, Classic Media, ITV and KidsCo to supply services including encoding, transcoding, digital transmission workflows, content management and file delivery.
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