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Disney+ Hotstar Selects CLEAR™ Production Cloud to manage their Originals Production Supply Chain

Wed 07, 04 2021

Mumbai, India – April 6th 2021: Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the technology arm of Prime Focus, announced that Disney-owned video streaming service Disney+ Hotstar has signed a multi-year deal for CLEAR Production Cloud to enable secure and collaborative production workflows for their Originals content.

“COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of cloud-based workflows for Media & Entertainment industry in production. And virtualized collaboration is a heightened requirement now more than ever for our Originals. We evaluated multiple products in the market place and found CLEAR to be more promising to cater to our production supply chain needs. We will now be using CLEAR to handle our supply chain for all of our Originals” said Akash Saxena – Head of Technology, Disney+ Hotstar.

CLEAR gives users the flexibility to log-in from anywhere, anytime to upload, review, approve, edit, and share content. It allows for user-friendly features like mobile (iOS and Android) and Apple TV support, virtual playlist editor, elastic search engine, customizable projects homepage, and next-gen HTML5 Player, that will change the way the production teams work and collaborate at Disney+ Hotstar. CLEAR is bolstered with industry-leading security including powerful administration control, 256-bit encryption, JIT watermarking, Okta SSO, enterprise-scale managed security operations and, threat protection.

“We are extremely delighted to be supporting Disney+ Hotstar on yet another transformation initiative. We’ve been managing production workflows in Hollywood for over 10 years and are excited to have a major studio in India sign up for CLEAR to help manage their production workflows — from pre-production prep files, schedules, scripts to production dailies and post-production cuts all on ONE software,” said Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder and Global CEO, Prime Focus Technologies.

Think Automation. Think CLEAR.

For more information, visit: www.primefocustechnologies.com/production-cloud

About Disney+ Hotstar

Disney+ Hotstar is an online video streaming platform owned by Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Star India Private Limited. Disney+ Hotstar currently offers over 100,000 hours of TV content and movies across 8 languages, and every major sport covered live. Highly evolved video streaming technology and a high attention to quality of experience across devices and platforms, make Disney+ Hotstar the most complete video destination for Over The Top (OTT) video consumers.

For more information, visit: www.hotstar.com

About Prime Focus Technologies

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is the creator of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, CLEAR™ for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. It offers broadcasters, studios, brands and service providers transformational solutions that help them lower their Total Cost of Operations (TCOP) by automating business processes around content and managing their business of content better.

PFT works with major M&E companies like Turner, PBS, Walt Disney-owned Star TV, Hearst, Channel 4, CBS Television Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Studios, Lionsgate, Starz Media (a Lionsgate company), Showtime, HBO, IFC Films, Miramax, CNBC Africa, TERN International, Sony Music, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Viacom’s Voot, BCCI and Indian Premier League.

PFT is the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus, the global leader in M&E industry services. For more information visit www.primefocustechnologies.com.

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