Ascent Media Group, Akamai, Sofatronic partner on BD Live workflow, distribution

January 13, 2009

Ascent Media Group has teamed with Akamai Technologies and Sofatronic to create an integrated digital workflow and distribution solution for the production, hosting and delivery of BD Live functionality for Blu-ray Discs.

Available through Ascent Media's Blink Digital, the platform provides an efficient way for movie studios and content creators to harness the full power of BD Live’s Internet-enabled features, such as bonus content, online community and interactive and e-commerce applications.

Under the joint initiative, Sofatronic is responsible for the development of a new software platform based on its Kaleidoscope technology, a development platform for interactive entertainment on Blu-ray. Akamai's global distribution platform will enable Internet-connected devices to support large file downloads and acceleration of rich, interactive media content and applications. Blink Digital is responsible for providing creative delivery, design, authoring and programming services and BD Live integration for Blu-ray Disc production.

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