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My B-L-O-G on NAB

After months of preparation the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters has come and gone. It’s no surprise that the theme of this year’s show centered around media, entertainment, and technology (NAB dubs it The M.E.T Effect ). It was clear, on and off the show floor, that the need for speed is more important than ever before.

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New Cars and Faster Horses

No matter how much money companies have invested in pieced-together solutions to enhance it, FTP is becoming more and more outdated, difficult to update, and expensive to support – and businesses are realizing it’s time to move on.

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Honored to receive this year’s Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

Yesterday at the Banff World Media Festival – set with an amazing stage, screens, lights, star-studded appearances, and a beautiful backdrop at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – was undoubtedly an affair to remember for Signiant. Not only was the setting fit for the most glamorous of events, it was attended by some of the industry’s most impressive leaders, some of whom we work with today and others that we hope to work with in the future. We are honored to have participated in the event, and so thrilled to be chosen for this year’s Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

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Hearst Television Makes Signiant the Centerpiece of Innovative New Solution to Speed Delivery of Local and National Ad Spots to U.S. Station Group

Hearst Television has selected Signiant’s Managers+Agents™ technology platform as the file transfer backbone for a new, ultra-efficient TV advertising spot delivery system. Already deployed at three of Hearst’s 29 U.S. stations for testing, the innovative solution paves the way for same-day ad delivery by centralizing, automating and accelerating the digital ingest, processing, management and distribution of local and national TV spots –demonstrating the promise of software-oriented architectures for streamlined ad delivery and faster time to revenue.

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Digital Media World | Film Festival Picks a Winner with Media Shuttle

“For previous festivals, we relied on free file sharing sites for digital film submissions. With finished file sizes exceeding 2Gb, filmmakers often experienced long upload times – up to three hours – and if transfers were interrupted for any reason, time was lost and they had to start all over again,” said Festival President Kevin Burton. “With 60 days to make their films, every minute counts.” In addition to submission of lower resolution judging versions of entries, Media Shuttle will be used to submit the final ProRes digital film versions for screening, instead of relying on couriers or in-person deliveries.

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Signiant Appoints Steve Gibson as Technical Director for Asia-Pacific

Based in Singapore, Gibson will be responsible for providing pre- and post-sales technical support to customers and channel partners across the region. As content creators and distributors increasingly transition to file-based workflows, Signiant’s expanded presence in the region will make it easier for media professionals to achieve smarter, faster and more reliable digital media movement.

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Inflight Productions Deploys Signiant to Accelerate and Manage the Delivery of Airline Entertainment Programs

“Signiant’s solutions were the only ones that ticked all the boxes in meeting our file movement requirements, one of the biggest being the ability to provide iron-clad security for transferring full-resolution Hollywood movie assets. By moving away from tape, we’ve been able to reduce our costs by as much as 50 percent, and our business processes have been improved across the board.”

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21 days until the 2012 Olympic Games begin.

As a partner to NBC during the 2010 Winter Olympics our role was to manage the movement of content and automate processes on the back-end. We worked with NBC to produce 14 optimal workflows to automate, manage and monitor over 400 hours of live competition and more than 1,000 hours of full-event replays.

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Broadcast Asia Daily | Speeding Up File Transfer

How long does it take to send a file that holds an hour-long HD movie? According to Ian Hamilton, CTO and Vice President of Development at Signiant, the average time using moderately high-speed broadband at 50 mbps, is about 21 hours. With the help of Signiant software, however, the same file can be sent in as little as 3 minutes.

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M&E Daily | Service Provider 2G Digital Accelerates Media Fulfillment with Signiant

2G owner Chuck Filliettaz tells M&E Daily that the recent installation of Signiant’s accelerated file transfer software — combined with the facility’s high-speed, fiber-optic infrastructure — has enabled the company to operate at greater capacity.

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Australia’s Seven Network Installs Signiant for Secure, High-Speed Transfer of Digital Content with Affiliates and U.S. Distributors

“Signiant has enabled us to increase the volume of data being transferred, while significantly decreasing the amount of work involved in handling and processing digital material. Our upfront investment in the Signiant has been well worth the savings in labor and distribution costs.”

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Global Marketing Firm Wunderman Chooses Signiant Media Exchange

“We’ve taken a big leap forward by being able to exchange content at speed with no errors. With Signiant Media Exchange, we can accelerate our file transfers with little or no restrictions on file size, and offer a pleasing Web interface to our remote customers that streamlines both uploading and downloading.”

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