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NEW YORK -- May 7, 2008 -- Genesis Networks and SmartJog today announced a new cooperative solution for seamless delivery of live feeds, as well as prerecorded video content, over a global fiber optic infrastructure. The joint solution provides broadcasters with a single high-quality source from which to access all of the live and recorded content needed to produce and deliver a wide variety of television programming.


Genesis Networks, a next-generation provider of global transmission for full-time point-to-point broadcasting as well as occasional feeds, offers a highly reliable and cost-effective alternative to satellite for live transmissions. SmartJog is a leading provider of global distribution and digital file transfer services for the media and entertainment industries, providing a secure on-demand service for delivery of any type or format of prerecorded video content. Working together, Genesis Networks and SmartJog are able to provide a complete single-source solution for broadcasting operations managers that includes built-in redundancy offered by the combined networks.


"In working with Genesis Networks, we've realized that we have many mutual customers that could benefit from a shared resource delivering all video assets necessary for programming," said Julien Seligmann, CEO of SmartJog. "Genesis Networks' reputation for high performance and reliability makes them our ideal partner to offer a packaged delivery solution for live and non-live content."


"This solution reflects the natural synergy of the Genesis Networks and SmartJog service offerings," said Xavier DeVynck, vice president, EMEA, Genesis Networks. "SmartJog is well-known for its global distribution network for fast, reliable data transmission, which provides an excellent complement to our broadcast transmission capabilities. Together, we can offer our mutual customers a cost-effective, streamlined workflow for high-quality live and archival news and sports production, as well as a wide range of entertainment content."


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About SmartJog

SmartJog, a TDF company, is a digital delivery service specializing in delivering content for the entertainment industry. SmartJog's international network comprises over 500 access points in 56 countries. SmartJog provides a fully managed global distribution and file transfer platform for the secure and reliable digital delivery of media assets including 2K trailers, TV spots, EPKs, dubbing elements, broadcast programming, DI, VFX elements, and digital dailies. With offices in Paris and Los Angeles, SmartJog ensures 24/7 supervision and integrity of service. SmartJog was created in 2002 and is a subsidiary of TDF, a leading operator and provider of audiovisual, new media, and broadband services to Radio, TV, and telecom operators based in Paris. More information is available at www.smartjog.com.


About Genesis Networks

Genesis Networks provides broadcasters, cable networks, production companies and corporations with high-quality customized global video transmission services that are reliable, flexible and affordable. The Genesis Networks' platform is a next-generation, IP-based fiber and satellite video network with cutting-edge switching and compression technologies. With more than 160 locations worldwide and growing, many organizations can now take advantage of Genesis services. The company's network operations center in New York City maintains the health and standards of the global network while the Genesis proprietary software system, IRIS, allows clients to have remote, real-time network monitoring, scheduling and control capabilities. For additional information on Genesis Networks and its innovative products, please visit www.gen-networks.com.


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