MAY 7, 2008 -- Genesis Networks (search for Genesis Networks) and SmartJog today announced a new cooperative offering for the delivery of live feeds, as well as prerecorded video content, over a global fiber-optic infrastructure.
The joint offering 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, say the companies.
Genesis Networks, provider of global transmission for full-time point-to-point broadcasting as well as occasional feeds, says it offers a highly reliable and cost-effective alternative to satellite for live transmissions. SmartJog provides 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 claim they are able to provide a complete single-source offering for broadcasting operations managers that includes the built-in redundancy offered by the combined networks.Â
"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," explains 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."Â
"This solution reflects the natural synergy of the Genesis Networks and SmartJog service offerings," adds 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," he says, "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."Â