Founded in 1983 with two cable channels, A+E Networks has since grown into one of the world’s largest media networks. With TV shows available in 8 out of every 10 American homes and content cumulatively reaching 335 million people worldwide, its collection of hugely popular culture brands includes A&E®, HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Lifetime Movies™, FYI,™, VICELAND® and BIOGRAPHY®.
Over the years, A+E Networks has produced and continues to create a vast volume of popular entertainment content including movies, documentaries and reality TV – top rated shows include The First 48, Storage Wars and Vikings.
Gold Rush is one of the highest rated TV shows of all time. Produced by Raw TV, this gritty reality show focuses on a group of ambitious gold miners living off grid in the brutal wilderness of Yukon, Canada.
The global fitness industry is booming. Growing an average 8.7% per year, the sector is expected to reach $106b in 2020. Major technical advancements in internet connectivity and streaming capabilities are enabling a whole new generation of fitness services that tap into consumers’ desires for personalisation, freedom and experience.
Leading this new wave of health and lifestyle providers is Peloton – the $4 billion global fitness technology giant that is reinventing the industry by bringing the energy and benefits of studio-style workouts to the convenience and comfort of your home.
The European Tour approached Deltatre looking for a solution that would make their golf content easily accessible to its media partners in a much shorter time period. The requirement was for a fast, reliable cloud video editing platform that could support the time critical delivery of video content.
The New-York based Buffalo Bills is an institution in the National Football League (NFL). Founded in 1959, the 4-time Super Bowl finalists boast one of the largest and most loyal fan bases in the league.
Each week the Bills’ production team manages a 5-hour block of TV programming that covers game action, expert opinion and behind-the-scenes content. Accessing, editing and publishing this content for fans to enjoy had been laborious and slow using traditional editing systems. The team wanted an ultra-efficient cloud-based solution that would dramatically speed up their workflows and deliver content to fans much faster online. The Bills turned to Blackbird.
Ian McDonough CEO, Blackbird We asked Ian McDonough, CEO at IABM member Blackbird, to tell us a bit about this apparently new name in our industry. Forbidden Technologies could really be described as a customer-centric R&D company for many years, led by our founder Stephen Streater and his visionary team. They were correctly convinced by the future of the cloud and so they focused on significantly improving the video experience on the internet for all – consumers and professionals. Coming in as CEO last year when the ground-breaking technology was so advanced and the world has shifted so dramatically towards the cloud is what attracted me most. Although we are still working on B2B2C technology, we have Blackbird, our ‘video workstation experience in the cloud’ for any businesses that work with video, across any sector. Back in March, we elevated Blackbird to be the master brand because it helped highlight the main point of differentiation between us and any other cloud-based platform – namely our cloud-native Blackbird proxy codec. Our unique and patented Blackbird codec allows us to reach what many believe is the holy grail of video production – the workstation experience in the cloud. It provides all the...