Chris Fournelle joins the Signiant front line

We got the chance to speak with our newest team member, Chris Fournelle. As a 25-year veteran of M&E, Chris has worked on incredibly influential programming, such as Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Nova! Luckily, he was willing to share all his insight with us.

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Herzlich Willkommen, Jens!

Sit in on our conversation with the newest member of the Signiant team: Jens Fischer. Jens shares his thoughts on Esports, the future of media workflows, and the popularity of remote production.

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When it comes to content production and distribution, what’s keeping you up at night?

Do you worry about security in the wake of major media industry hacks? Do you wonder if the content you sent has arrived at its destination? Are you pondering how to tap into a global talent pool or collaborate with partners around the world?

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Bienvenue à Signiant, Xavier!

Signiant is excited to welcome Xavier Gentric to our EMEA team as the new Territory Sales Manager, based in France! This past week we had the chance to connect with Xavier to discuss his understanding of the media and entertainment landscape and its current trajectory.

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Why I joined Signiant

Michael Darer, the new content marketing manager at Signiant, shares what brought him (back) to Signiant. “With keen attention to the changing needs of one of the biggest and most dynamic industries in the world, Signiant has striven to understand the nuances and the challenges that media creators and distributors face to bring the content we love to our homes, theatres, mobile devices and beyond.”

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Signiant to Share Insights into Media and Entertainment Industry Trends at 2015 NAB Show

Signiant executives will be participating in prestigious panel sessions at the 2015 NAB Show, the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. Signiant CEO Margaret Craig and CTO Ian Hamilton will join industry visionaries to discuss the business and technology trends that will shape the industry in the coming year.

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Signiant Flight Wins NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, Presented by TV Technology Magazine

Flight, developed by Signiant, is the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas by TV Technology magazine.

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Signiant Launches Flight: A Hybrid SaaS Solution to Accelerate Movement of Large Data Sets Into and Out of Cloud Storage

Signiant today announced a significant extension of the company’s cloud portfolio with the introduction of Signiant SkyDrop – the first and only commercially available hybrid SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of big data and professional media files into and out of cloud storage. Unlike other acceleration offerings, Signiant SkyDrop is a genuine cloud-formed solution that leverages managed cloud infrastructure, in contrast to software that customers must deploy and manage.

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Signiant Initiatives Further Media Industry Adoption of FIMS

At NABShow 2013 in Las Vegas next week, the market leader in software for intelligent file movement will demonstrate its FIMS implementation in action, and discuss the company’s technical leadership in the development of the FIMS test harness and RESTful interfaces for FIMS.

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Signiant Appoints Adam Feinzig as Chief Financial Officer

Feinzig joins Signiant from Sermo, the largest online physician community in the U.S., where as CFO, he helped scale the digital media company across multiple channels and regions. Prior to this, Feinzig was vice president of finance at Gomez – an Internet infrastructure company – during the time when the rapidly growing SaaS company was in the SEC filing process to go public and was sold to Compuware in a highly successful transaction.

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Creative Cow | LA-Based Venture 3D Selects Signiant Media Shuttle for Accelerated Delivery of Massive 3D Movie Files

Known for its conversion work on “Titanic 3D” and “The Chronicle’s of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” Venture 3D is using Media Shuttle to deliver the film “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” directed by Stephen Chow of “Shaolin Soccer” and “Kung Fu Hustle” fame. Venture 3D’s business success on the project requires the ability to move massive files – sometimes 200-300 GB in a single transfer ­– to multiple entities across Asia. As such the company required a solution that would give their global partners access to large files without the administrative constraints of FTP.

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SVG | Winter X Games Live: ESPN Embarks on Global Expansion With Revamped Production Model

Doubling the number of events has forced ESPN to drastically rethink how it produces and distributes the X Games — both in the U.S. and abroad. In that vein, the ESPN brain trust has developed a cookie-cutter–style production model that will be essentially duplicated at all six X Games this year. The new workflow reduces on-site staff and gear, while using ESPN’s Bristol, CT, broadcast center as a de facto IBC (International Broadcast Center) for graphics insertion, features editing, live-feed integration, global distribution, and more. The revamped production model debuts this week in Aspen.

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