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Cognacq-Jay Image announces today its acquisition of BeBanjo, the spanish company that builds award winning back-office software for teams managing non-linear television services

May 17th, 2011

A PDF version of the press release can be downloaded here.

The acquisition combines Cognacq-Jay Image, the leading French broadcast and broadband technical service provider, and BeBanjo, the company that builds best-of- breed back-office tool for teams managing on-demand services.

Together the companies will focus on providing a complete digital media solution for linear and non-linear platforms. This full-service solution will provide platforms operators, broadcasters and content owners everything they need to efficiently distribute media content across multiple platforms, devices and countries.

“We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Cognacq-Jay Image and to benefit from their technical leadership, their vast knowledge of the media business and their successful video processing services. It enables us to continue and expand on our mission of creating the world’s best back-office for companies looking to optimize their non- linear media workflow.”

Says Bastian Manintveld, founder of BeBanjo.

“With the acquisition of BeBanjo, Cognacq-Jay Image is broadening its expertise in the management and processing of multimedia content. We now are in a unique competitive position where we can service our customers across many different video platforms through our MediaOnDemand offer. The combined offer helps our customers to monetise their media on any platform in an easy, transparent and efficient way” says Régis Martin, deputy CEO of Cognacq-Jay Image. “We are glad to welcome BeBanjo’s team and customers to the TDF group.”

With this acquisition, BeBanjo joins Cognacq-Jay Image and SmartJog in the TDF Group Multimedia Business Unit. The Spanish company will retain its distinct brand identity, strengthening and complementing Cognacq-Jay Image’s fast-growing service delivery platform. BeBanjo will continue to be based in Madrid, Spain.

Thanks to Cognacq-Jay’ successful technology, media relationships and broadcast expertise, BeBanjo will continue to build on its success as one of the world’s most efficient back-office tool to manage non-linear services and will keep investing in R&D to improve its suite of products.

About BeBanjo

BeBanjo is a software company focused on building the world best back-office for teams managing video-on-demand and catch-up services. BeBanjo was founded in 2008 by Bastian Manintveld and Jorge Gómez Sancha and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. BeBanjo clients include Channel5, BSkyB, Telefonica and Tv Numeric.

For more information: bebanjo.com

About Cognacq-Jay Image

Since 1996 Cognacq-Jay Image, a TDF Group company, operates broadcast playout services for TV channels. Part of the TDF multimedia division, Cognacq-Jay Image proposes new services that drive innovation and deliver next generation multimedia solutions to its customers.

Led by Thierry Carpentier and Régis Martin, the company offers easier and more efficient management of linear and on-demand services for TV channels, service providers and content owners.

For more information: cognacqjayimage.com

Contact

BeBanjo – Bastian Manintveld
bastian@bebanjo.com +34 600 616 941

Cognacq-Jay Image – Ysabelle Alcide
ysabelle.alcide@tdfvs.tdf.fr +33 149 550 201

Originally published by Bastian Manintveld.

Filed under Business

Press release: Cognacq-Jay Image and BeBanjo join forces to make management of catch-up TV and on-demand services easier and more efficient

April 4th, 2011

A PDF version of the press release can be downloaded here.

Cognacq-Jay Image , the leading French broadcast and broadband technical service provider, and BeBanjo , the Spanish start-up that builds best-of-breed tools for teams managing on- demand services, join forces to propose an innovative offer to companies looking to optimize their non linear television workflow.

This offer, called MediaOnDemand , helps content owners to get their programming out to multiple platforms in a highly automated and cost effective way.

MediaOnDemand is a combination of BeBanjo’s award winning software products and Cognacq Jay Image’s expertise in media asset management software and services. It provides platforms, broadcasters and content owners everything they need to efficiently distribute on- demand content across many different platforms, devices and countries.

“BeBanjo is about to celebrate its third birthday.” says Bastian Manintveld, Founder of BeBanjo. “The partnership with Cognacq-Jay Image is a major break through in our quest to provide the world’s best back-office for teams managing video-on-demand services.”

“We have worked with Cognacq-Jay Image on behalf of our clients for a while now” says Jorge Gómez Sancha, Founder of BeBanjo. “We’re very proud that this collaboration has now resulted in a far reaching partnership”.

“With the BeBanjo tools, Cognacq-Jay Image is adding very user-friendly interfaces to our core transcoding and video processing services” says Régis Martin, deputy CEO of Cognacq-Jay Image. “Thanks to this partnership, not only can our customers rely on our service capabilities, but we also make their life easier”.

About BeBanjo

BeBanjo is a software company focused on building the world best back-office for teams managing video-on-demand and catch-up services. BeBanjo was founded in 2008 by Bastian Manintveld and Jorge Gomez Sancha and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. BeBanjo clients include Channel4, BSkyB, Telefonica and Tv Numeric.

For more information: bebanjo.com

About Cognacq-Jay Image

Cognacq-Jay Image, a TDF Group company, operates since 1996 broadcast playout services for TV channels. Part of the TDF multimedia division, Cognacq-Jay Image proposes new services to drive innovation and multimedia solutions for its customers.

Its offer is now segmented as follows:

  • MediaOnAir: dedicated and mutualized channel playout services.
  • MediaOnDemand: content processing tools and services to publish on any on-demand platform.
  • MediaLive: headends services to grab and reroute live content to any device.

For more information: cognacqjayimage.com

About the MediaOnDemand solution

Media Manager – Software Solutions

The Media Manager suite of software products is comprised of the following:

  • BeBanjo’s Movida: Rights management and Scheduling for catch-up and on-demand across multiple platforms, devices, networks and countries.
  • BeBanjo’s Metadata Manager: Simple and efficient management of metadata across multiple platforms without ever worrying about the technical specifications.

Media Factory – Services

Cognacq-Jay Image’s Media Factory provides a fully outsourced content processing solution for on-demand and catch-up television on multiple devices: cable, IPTV, mobile, web, tablet, TV, connected TV, etc.

Through BeBanjo’s award winning Sequence workflow product, Cognacq–Jay Image’s clients have real time control and visibility over the workflow status for each title across multiple platforms.

Contact

BeBanjo – Bastian Manintveld
bastian@bebanjo.com +34 600 616 941

Cognacq-Jay Image – Ysabelle Alcide
ysabelle.alcide@tdfvs.tdf.fr +33 149 550 201

Originally published by Ale Muñoz.

Filed under Business