The news caps a year of integration as TVT Media also announced that it now delivers 99 channels via its private broadcast cloud. Since acquiring DMC from AMC Networks International just over 12 months ago, TVT has launched a number of new services, expanded across the globe, and hired a number of people.
Ian Brotherston, TVT Media’s Chief Executive, says: “This has been an eventful year in which we have taken some huge steps and transformed what were two businesses into a unified, dynamic force. We’ve done this by blending talent, extending already-strong capabilities, adopting the best technologies from each, and building on the experience and expertise both groups brought to the table a year ago.”
In the year since the DMC deal, TVT Media’s business has not only doubled in size but has seen a series of major milestones.
“Linking all the elements of our business together over the past year has put us in a strong and largely unique position to address the full complexities of global content delivery across cultures, languages and regulatory environments – all while overcoming technical hurdles,” Brotherston notes.
“We have now positioned ourselves to more effectively enrich, localise and publish content, delivering it in 50 countries and 40 languages.”
Under its new deal with ITV, which was announced in June, TVT Media manages media logistics, content preparation and access services through a unified platform for content distribution, linking closely with the ITV team and its partners to process more than 35,000 hours of content per year – including volumes being delivered to ITV Global Entertainment customers around the world.
The 99 channels now being delivered via TVT Media’s full-IP virtualised platform include brands owned by A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Fox Networks Group, Liberty Global and Sony Pictures.