05.09.2008 12:00 AM
Genesis Networks Partners with SmartJog for Broadcast Video Delivery
Genesis Networks, a provider of global transmission services of high-quality video transport, is teaming up with SmartJog to provide a service to deliver live feeds, as well as pre-recorded content, over fiber.

SmartJog is a subsidiary of TDF, a Paris-based operator and provider of audiovisual, new media and broadband services to radio, TV and telcos based in Paris. SmartJog has offices in Paris and Los Angeles and specializes in the secure delivery of media assets, including 2K trailers, TV spots, EPKs, dubbing elements, broadcast programming, DI, VFX elements and digital dailies. Its international network comprises more than 500 access points in 56 countries. Genesis, which maintains a network operations center in New York City, operates an IP-based fiber and satellite video network with more than 160 locations worldwide.

Company officials say the joint operation will provide a single, high-quality source from which customers will be able to access all of the live and recorded content needed to produce and deliver a wide variety of TV programming. The combined networks will provide built-in redundancy.

“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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