One year after its acquisition of Amsterdam-based DMC (Digital Media Centre), Global content services provider TVT has announced that the two entities have become TVT Media.
The news caps a successful year of integration as TVT Media has also revealed that it now delivers 99 channels via its private broadcast cloud. Since acquiring DMC from AMC Networks International just over 12 months ago, TVT has launched a number of critical new services, expanded across the globe, and hired a number of industry-leading figures – all while creating a landmark end-to-end content management, media logistics and distribution offering.
“This has been an eventful year in which we have taken some huge steps and transformed what were two businesses into a unified, dynamic force,” noted Ian Brotherston, TVT Media’s Chief Executive. “We’ve done this by blending talent, extending already-strong capabilities, adopting the best technologies from each, and building on the experience and expertise both groups brought to the table a year ago.”
“Linking all the elements of our business together over the past year has put us in a strong and largely unique position to address the full complexities of global content delivery across cultures, languages and regulatory environments – all while overcoming technical hurdles,” Brotherston added. “We have now positioned ourselves to more effectively enrich, localise and publish content, delivering it in 50 countries and 40 languages.”
Under its new deal with ITV, which was announced in June, TVT Media manages media logistics, content preparation and access services through a unified platform for content distribution, linking closely with the ITV team and its partners to process more than 35,000 hours of content per year – including volumes being delivered to ITV Global Entertainment customers around the world.
The 99 channels now being delivered via TVT Media’s full-IP virtualised platform include brands owned by A+E Networks, AMC Networks, FOX Networks Group, Liberty Global and Sony Pictures. Taking virtualisation to the next level, the private broadcast cloud enables broadcasters, studios and other content owners to dramatically accelerate time to market, reduce hardware requirements and maintain full control over their content.