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footage libraries viewpoint
customised high-end server installed will provide access to its advanced content for our customers,” said Simon
in customer data centres. It captures technology platform to BBC Motion Gibbs, managing director of BBC
and forwards the video files to the Gallery. Under the agreement, Thought Motion Gallery. “The partnership plays
customer’s production system. Video Equity Motion will have the right to sell to the strengths of both companies,
editors at the customer location can BBC Motion Gallery stock footage
access AP content on the Media Port content in North America and Asia.
Whilst all
allowing us to grow digitally and
further our reach in major territories
server through an intuitive Web Additionally, BBC Motion Gallery will
browser interface that was designed have the right to sell certain Thought
“This agreement supports our vision
by AP’s editorial, business and Equity Motion content in the UK, have their of delivering next generation motion
software development teams. It Europe, Middle East and Africa,
content services,” said Kevin Schaff, CEO
includes many features that were dramatically enhancing BBC Motion
of Thought Equity Motion. “Working
influenced by feedback from Gallery and Thought Equity Motion’s
customers who participated in a one- global distribution of motion content
most still
with BBC Motion Gallery brings together
an incredible breadth of content rights
year pilot version of the service. and their collective video catalogues.
resides with
across news, sports, natural history and
The server has a unique ‘backhaul’ Additionally, re-launching BBC Motion specialist entertainment. Along with our robust
function that automatically resends Gallery’s website with Thought Equity
technology platform, this alliance will
videos that were missed by the Motion’s advanced technology platform
And it is here
further enable a new range of rich
customer (often before a customer will provide customers with enhanced
knows a file is missing). This feature digital search capabilities and more
that the
interactive services and Contextual
Media offerings that we will be rolling
all but eliminates the need for time- robust content delivery. With cross-
future is
out to drive new value creation for our
consuming file re-transmission representation of content in various
meeting the
requests that have historically been territories, it is proposed that BBC past. With so much content needed to fill
managed over the phone or via e- Motion Gallery and Thought Equity the ever increasing demands of the
mail. The servers are accessible Motion will more effectively market the industry and improved delivery of
remotely by the AP, allowing it to content of both companies by utilising integrated digital content, the
monitor their health and install the local sales expertise in each relationship between production
software updates as needed. company’s dominant sales territories. companies and footage suppliers
Meanwhile, BBC Motion Gallery, the “We believe this strategic seems assured. However, with ever
stock footage arm of BBC Worldwide, relationship with Thought Equity tightening budgets, increasing
and Thought Equity Motion, a provider Motion provides us with an excellent technology and the often complicated
of motion content worldwide, have opportunity to upgrade to a world class relations between the two, just how
entered into a strategic relationship technology platform, which will give long can the celebratory feel of the
under which Thought Equity Motion improved access to a vast library of new decade last? l january/february 2010 l ibe l 15
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