Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has signed a multi-year strategic deal with A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between Hearst and Sky, and a media network with a portfolio of popular brands like Sky HISTORY, HISTORY, Crime+Investigation, Lifetime and the UK free to air channel BLAZE.
PFT will automate and manage compliance operations workflows for A+E Networks UK using its flagship product, CLEAR Media ERP. CLEAR will become the hub interfacing with upstream systems and downstream vendors of A+E Networks UK and offer a single dashboard for deep visibility into compliance operations.
“We are thrilled to strengthen and grow our partnership with PFT, a company that shares our spirit of innovation and passion,” said Matt Westrup, VP Technology and Operations EMEA at A+E Networks UK. “PFT is an experienced technology solutions provider whose expertise and specialism perfectly complements our operation, so we can both focus on what we do best. CLEAR offers us a welcome and effective boost in automation and insight that supports our talented teams.”
“PFT’s operational agility and flexibility to set-up a compliance team at extremely short notice using a global delivery model of distributed resources in the UK and India, as well as the robustness of our CLEAR technology stack impressed A+E Networks UK,” added Nick Kaimakami, Executive Vice President & Head – EMEA & USA East, Prime Focus Technologies. “We look forward to adding value to the engagement.”
PFT will perform end-to-end compliance review and edit as per standards laid down by regulatory bodies like OFCOM, BLM, and BCCSA. The end-to-end compliance process orchestration will be enabled by CLEAR, making it easy for the A+E Networks UK teams to preview content and perform collaborative reviews.