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SVG | Broadcasters, Production Teams Test Out New Tech, Workflows at Australian Open

For the past 10 days, the Australian Open in Melbourne has helped tennis fans and others with the winter blues get a taste of summer: the sun always seems to shine on this opening Grand Slam event. And the production teams at ESPN, Tennis Channel, and Channel Seven Australia, and production-services team at Gearhouse Broadcast have been at the center of creating that taste of summer.

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Rapid TV News | Signiant Boosts Workflow Options for Cloud-based Video File Transfer

The newest addition to Signiant’s portfolio of accelerated file transfer solutions, Media Shuttle provides an effective alternative to FTP and public file sharing solutions – without associated file size constraints or security risks. Media Shuttle’s hybrid SaaS architecture gives IT the power to determine where content is stored – on private networks or in the cloud – and how network resources should be allocated for maximum enterprise efficiency.

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Tech Spotlight with Steve Gibson

This month’s Tech Spotlight shines on Steve Gibson, our new Asia-Pacific technical director. You could say that Steve ‘grew up’ at Signiant, having first joined the company as an engineering student. As a member of our Ottawa-based dev team for more than five years, Steve has been at the forefront of many of the company’s technical innovations, including our new Media Shuttle desktop file transfer solution. We recently sat down with Steve to get a perspective on his big move to Singapore, and his new role working with customers and partners in Asia.

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2012 MTV EMA Show Uses Signiant to Get Highlights of Europe’s Hottest Musical Acts to Broadcast, Web and Mobile Feeds Faster

The MTV EMA team in London is using Signiant to deliver the latest news bulletins of 2012 MTV EMA winners to the base station for transmission to MTV affiliates worldwide – and move critical material, such as live acceptance speeches and last-minute edits to packaged content, at superfast speeds.

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Signiant Appoints Doug Cahill as Vice President of Business Development

Cahill brings more than two decades of business development experience in the storage, networking and security industries to Signiant’s senior leadership team. Based in Boston, he will drive strategic partnerships with IT technology partners and service providers worldwide. Today Signiant’s accelerated file movement software is used to replace FTP and other file sharing technologies to facilitate the daily file transfer needs of tens of thousands of users in some of the world’s largest media companies.

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InBroadcast | Do Your Media Files Meet Required Broadcast Delivery Specifications?

For many years we have been talking about file-based workflows and it’s fair to say that data is fast becoming the norm at every stage of the production and post-production path. The plethora of codecs, formats and platforms has introduced a technical challenge of marshaling all this data into usable, transmittable files.

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Signiant Adds Media Shuttle™ Resellers in Europe and South America

Signiant’s newest solution providers include AD Digital of Brazil, Altered Images in the UK, Fofic Media Solutions in The Netherlands, Mediatrade in Finland, Promovisa in Spain, SAV in France and Visual Unity in the Czech Republic. These partners will offer various Signiant products, including subscription-based Media Shuttle file transfer software delivered from the cloud.

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Nice work, Todd!

Congratulations to our own Todd Kelly on receiving two Emmy Awards this weekend for his independent production work on the public television ocean adventure series Jonathan Bird’s Blue World.

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Signiant’s Todd Kelly Receives Two Emmy® Awards for Blue World

Jonathan Bird’s Blue World takes viewers on an adventurous exploration of the world’s oceans in a series the whole family will enjoy. Filmed across the globe, each episode brings viewers to the edge of their seats.

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Signiant’s Chief Technologist Ian Hamilton to Present at BroadcastAsia2012

Signiant will demonstrate its full line of enterprise file movement solutions in stand 4U2-04 at BroadcastAsia2012. Ian Hamilton’s session, “Moving Global Content Exchanges to the Cloud” will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Suntec Singapore.

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Signiant Adds Media Industry Veterans to Senior Management Team

Accomplished media technology executives join management team to lead strategic development and marketing initiatives, further positioning innovative software firm for worldwide growth and product line expansion.

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Margaret Craig Joins Signiant as CEO

Craig’s background includes executive roles in various parts of the media industry, including both product companies and managed services businesses. She recently served as COO of Network Services for Ascent Media Group, which provided media management, content distribution, and 24/7 on-air broadcast services to media companies.

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