EVS launches Blackbird partnership

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Blackbird, the developer and seller of the cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, has announced a partnership with EVS with launch deployments for international sporting events.

EVS is globally recognized as the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions. Through its wide range of products and solutions, EVS delivers some of the most high-profile and prestigious live sports images, entertainment shows and breaking news content from around the world to millions of viewers every day – in real-time. With 16 regional operations strategically located around the world, EVS is at the very heart of the global live ecosystem.

Blackbird is the world’s fastest, most powerful professional cloud-native video editing and publishing platform, providing rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips, highlights and long form content to multiple devices and platforms. An ultra-green technology, Blackbird supports the sustainability goals of the media production industry.

EVS Chief Marketing Officer, Nicolas Bourdon, said: “As a certified partner within our Technology Partner Program, Blackbird is helping EVS to expand its live and near-live content management and distribution offering with the integration of a flexible infrastructure and future-proof cloud-based video editing that meets the challenging demands of the world’s most prestigious sporting events.”

Blackbird CEO, Ian McDonough, said: “It’s a real thrill for us to announce this partnership with EVS who are synonymous with the production of the world’s most emotive and high value sports content as well as global news and market leading entertainment shows. To announce this together with a deployment on two of the greatest international sporting events taking place in the near future is simply fantastic. It highlights not only the attributes of the Blackbird technology but also the confidence that EVS has in our team to deliver on the biggest of stages.”

Blackbird drives awareness, reach and monetization for brands in the sports, news, entertainment and enterprise sectors.  The company’s customers include IMG, Deltatre, Sky News Arabia, A+E Networks, NHL, Eleven Sports, Riot Games, Arsenal FC, the U.S Department of State and 50 local US news stations with TownNews.


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