Prime Focus Technologies Inks Deal with A+E Networks UK

Oct 13 2020

 

 

 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 leading media network with a portfolio of popular, high-performing, and creative brands like Sky HISTORY, HISTORY, Crime+Investigation, Lifetime, History2, 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,” said 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 extremely easy for the A+E Networks® UK teams to preview content and perform collaborative reviews.

With a smart approach to compliance editing, CLEAR comes with an extensive in-built framework of parameters for all content scenarios considered objectionable by various regulatory bodies, helping automate the generation of edit suggestions. As the central compliance operations workflow orchestration engine, CLEAR will add significant value to A+E Networks® UK by lowering their Total Cost of Operations (TCOP), ensuring faster Turn Around Time (TAT), driving greater efficiencies, and achieving never-before scale in compliance operations.

CLEAR has been deployed successfully on Cloud for the last eleven years. It automates the content supply chain and currently manages 1.5 million hours of content across 220+ multi-cloud locations. CLEAR helps content creators enhance efficiencies, lower costs, and realize new monetization opportunities.

Think Automation. Think CLEAR.

 

 


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Takeda launches mobile application to support patient for treatment of genetic diseases
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Club Mahindra launches ‘We Cover India. You Discover India’ – a leadership campaign to boost domestic travel
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    Club Mahindra, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited’s flagship brand, has recently launched a new 360* campaign - We Cover India, You Discover India. The campaign is uniquely designed to encourage people to discover the hidden beauties of Incredible India – from mountains, wildlife to beaches, it has something to offer to every traveler. With resorts across mountains, deserts, beaches and back waters, Club Mahindra is present across India. The campaign focuses on sharing the amazing experiences that are available in India and how one does not need to travel abroad for it.   Owning to the pandemic, there have been various restrictions imposed on travel across countries. With International flights still restricted, domestic leisure travel, particularly to drivable destinations, continues to be in demand. With 60+ resorts at various destinations across India, Club Mahindra offers over 2000 unique holiday experiences that enables oneself to experience India in its entirety.   Commenting on the campaign, Mr. Pratik Mazumder, Chief Marketing Officer, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited, said, “With the launch of this campaign, we aim to inspire people to experience the unmatched offerings that India has to offer to travelers. Club Mahindra’s unique proposition, allows the traveler with an opportunity to discover India like never before. At Club Mahindra, our focus is to redefine the holiday experiences of our guests. Being present across 60+ resorts at various destinations along with 2000+ unique experiences, we want people to explore India through Club Mahindra”.   The campaign is crafted and launched on multimedia across TV, print and digital to remind people about the exquisite experiences that are available in the country.      
Levi’s Shows How ‘When You Take A Step, We All Move’ In Its Latest Campaign
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Feb 25 2021 By Admin
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Httpool Indonesia appoints Devinder Sharma as Partner Director for Twitter
Feb 16 2021 By Admin
    Httpool, the largest international partner of major media platforms representing Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and others, today announced the appointment of Devinder Sharma as Httpool Indonesia Partner Director for Twitter. He will report to Siddharth Correya, Managing Director, Httpool Indonesia. Httpool is Twitter's Authorised Sales Partner in Indonesia, where it exclusively represents also a reseller partner for Dailymotion, Accuweather, and Lifesight.   “As we prepare to exponentially scale the Httpool Indonesia business, from the strong foundation we have laid over the past 3 years, one of our key areas of focus has been securing the right talent. Devinder comes with a wide-ranging and in-depth experience of proven success across geographies, including Indonesia. His hands-on approach and wealth of experience will allow us to continue delivering demonstrable value to our partners both on the platform and demand side. We are looking forward to the next stage of our journey together with Devinder,” said Siddharth Correya, Managing Director, Httpool Indonesia.   On the appointment, Devinder said, "I am super thrilled and excited to be a part of this journey at Httpool. Indonesia is the fastest-growing market with lots of unique challenges, and I am confident that Httpool's multi-platform solutions are the best fit to fulfill the advertiser's requirements. Twitter has seen phenomenal growth over the past few years, and I am glad to have the opportunity to ride the wave. Looking forward to more learning and implementing the experience I have gained so far."   Devinder has more than 18 years of digital sales and business development experience with brand solutions as the core. Before joining Httpool, he was heading the Business Development of India and Indonesia with MediaDonuts.  
Sahiba Sachdev Joins Interactive Avenues as Associate Vice President
Feb 12 2021 By Admin
    Sahiba Sachdev joins Interactive Avenues as Associate Vice President. Sahiba, a seasoned executive with over 11 years of experience, ranging from consulting/strategy, content & e-commerce. She has also co-authored several reports with Kantar Millward Brown and Mobile Marketing Association India. In her new role as the Media Head of North & East, Sahiba will be responsible for driving the entire media practice for the region. “The Digital Ecosystem has been put on a very fast acceleration post COVID, and more brands are in the process of digital transformation than ever before. Sachdev is a seasoned digital professional and her multi-faceted experience is going to add immense value to our Paid Media craft in the North & East regions. I am delighted to have her on-board and wish her success”, said, Harish Iyer, Executive Vice President, Interactive Avenues – A Reprise Network Company. Talking about her new role, Sahiba Sachdev, Media Head – North & East, Interactive Avenues, said, “What attracted me to Interactive Avenues was their philosophy of integrating all the digital brigades to narrate a holistic business story for its clients. I am looking forward to working with a great team and an exciting roaster of cross-category clients; continue building the already strong media prowess; drive a data-driven philosophy; and also learn new things during my journey.” Sachdev comes with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Dublin University and a dual Masters in Advertising/PR &English Literature. At her last stint with PHD Media (Omnicom Group), she led, key businesses like VIVO & Royal Enfield. She has worked with brands like Vivo India, Google, Royal Enfield, Airtel, Perfetti Van Melle, Pepsi to name a few.

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Lionsgate Play launches its first Original Indian Production
Feb 25 2021 By Admin
     Premium global streaming platform STARZ, which launched its Lionsgate Play direct-to-consumer OTT app to a strong response in India last year, is partnering with Lionsgate Television (LGTV) on its first Indian original series, a remake of LGTV’s critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated hit series CASUAL. CASUAL will kick off Lionsgate Play’s first original slate of dramas, comedies, crime and action series for the Indian and South Asian market, building on its success with acclaimed award-winning series such as NORMAL PEOPLE (nominated for two Golden Globe), THE GOES WRONG SHOW and the hit series LOVE LIFE.  The remake of CASUAL will offer great drama with bold character explorations that have already become a trademark of Lionsgate Play’s content offering for Asian subscribers. “Lionsgate Play continues to gain momentum in India, proving to be a strong driver of Starz’s international growth,” said Starz President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch. “Partnering with Lionsgate Television to kick off our first original series tailored for the Indian and South Asian market is the next step in curating our offering for our subscriber base who resonates with our bold, unique and defining series that make up our ‘Best of Global SVOD’ content strategy.” Since Starz began its international rollout in 2018, the STARZPLAY global subscription platform has achieved unparalleled growth worldwide and is now available in 56 countries (including its STARZPLAY Arabia joint venture). “The launch of Lionsgate Play’s first slate of original series in India is the next logical step in the continued rapid growth of the platform,” said Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs.  “Our ability to kick off the Lionsgate Play original slate with the remake of a great intellectual property like Casual, with a renowned director and world-class stars, shows what we can achieve through the continued collaboration of our STARZ, Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate India businesses.” “Lionsgate is committed to bring the best and most exciting premium content to India and other South Asian countries,” said Rohit Jain, Managing Director South Asia and Networks - Emerging Markets Asia. “We’re excited to launch our first line-up of original series with a great slate of accomplished writers, directors and actors as we continue to broaden and diversify our strong and exceptionally well curated content offering.” The series will be directed by Kunal Kohli, the award winning Bollywood film director known for films such as Hum Tum and Fanaa, and it will star Lara Dutta and Prateik Babbar.  A talent powerhouse and former Miss Universe, Lara has won several film accolades and starred in hit films including Housefull and Don 2, among others.  The role of her brother will be played by Prateik Babbar, known for his versatile acting talent in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Mumbai Diaries and numerous other films and premium series. Building on its reputation for being a disruptive force in the market, Lionsgate Play is committed to innovation in its content, technology, pricing, and accessibility by making premium Hollywood content available in multiple Indian languages. In India, the app is available to download across a broad array of platforms and devices including Google Play store, Apple app store and Amazon firestick.  
Lionsgate Play brings Antebellum, a highly acclaimed psychological thriller direct to digital in India
Feb 18 2021 By Admin
  Having a stellar month with multiple shows and movies exclusively releasing on the platform, Lionsgate Play has now announced the release, of the much-awaited movie Antebellum on 19th February 2021. Starring Janelle Monroe, the movie is a psychological thriller that will leave you reasoning. Direct to digital, making it the biggest premiere of the month for Lionsgate Play in India. Directed by the writer-director duo, Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz. Switching between two different era Janelle Monae plays the lead role as Eden, a slave in the southern plantation in Louisiana and Veronica Henley, a renowned sociologist in present times. The movie follows Veronica as she commences her book tour finding it difficult to leave her husband and daughter behind. The story weaves between the past and present, so is Veronica’s experience a thrilling betwixt nightmare and reality. As strange events starts happening, she must uncover this mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. Antebellum is a sure shot bone-chilling experience.   So if you’re hanging out with friends this weekend and you struggle to select a movie, we’d suggest Antebellum be the one you watch! Exclusively streaming on Lionsgate Play.   Download Lionsgate Play on Google Play Store, Apple app store and Amazon Firestick.  
ALTBalaji and ZEE5's youth drama Crashh, skyrocketed to the top of IMDB's India's most anticipated shows list.
Feb 16 2021 By Admin
    ALTBalaji and ZEE5's latest youth drama Crashh is now number 2 on IMDB's most anticipated shows list. Launched on Valentine's Day, which also happens to be a Sunday. The series has been making headlines everywhere long before the launch was on the horizon. The series comes at the perfect time of the year. The familiar faces in the cast that we have fallen in love with added to the series. The distinct storyline and characters are not what audiences are generally used to, making Crashh all the more impressive.   The story of Crashh is about four siblings whose lives are altered forever when they lose their parents in a road accident. They are taken into an orphanage and later separated when various families adopt them. There is also the mental trauma of all this that never really leaves. Years later, the oldest sibling, Kabir, a cop who never got adopted, goes on a search for his long-lost siblings. The story highlights the special subconscious connection they share despite being worlds apart.   The series directed by Kushal Zaveri, has Zain Imam, Rohan Mehra, Aditi Sharma, Anushka Sen, and Kunj Anand in the lead roles. They truly bring the characters to life.
Lionsgate Play now available through Apple TV channels in India
Feb 16 2021 By Admin
    Lionsgate Play, the recently launched streaming entertainment service, announces it is now available to customers in India through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, and Sony smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.     Lionsgate Play launched its streaming service in December last year, offering bespoke premium Hollywood content for its Indian consumers. With a philosophy focused on featuring the best from the world, Lionsgate Play has an extensive library with highly curated and best in class content from global giants like BBC, Lionsgate, ITV, and Endeavour. Their content is edgy, thrilling, sensational and urban. Lionsgate Play also has localized their content in India in various regional languages and further will be introducing Indian originals and local language movies in the coming months. Lionsgate Play’s offering includes award-winning titles like Normal People, The Goes Wrong Show, Midway, Love Life, Manhunt, John Wick 3, Knives Out, Primal, Bombshell, and Rambo, to name a few.   Subscribers to Lionsgate Play through Apple TV channels can watch online or enjoy offline downloads of their favorite shows and movies on the Apple TV app. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share subscriptions to Apple TV channels using just their Apple ID and password.    Mr. Amit Dhanuka, Executive Vice President, Lionsgate, said, “Apple enjoys unprecedented consumer loyalty and their strong foothold especially amongst premium consumers will help us expand our premium service to all their users. We are proud to offer customers curated compelling and quality content on Lionsgate Play through Apple TV channels in India.”   The Apple TV app brings together all the ways to watch shows and movies into one app and is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, select Samsung, LG, and Sony smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and will launch on Chromecast with Google TV early this year. The Apple TV app also features Apple TV+, Apple’s video subscription service offering original shows, movies and documentaries from the world’s most creative storytellers, as well as other Apple TV channels, personalized and curated recommendations, and movies to buy or rent.