DG® (NASDAQ: DGIT), a leading provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries today announced that it has entered into a three year agreement with SmartJog establishing a global platform to distribute content to over 70 countries and 5000 stations worldwide. This partnership represents the continuation of DG’s international expansion strategy, following its move into Canada with the recent acquisition of MIJO, based in Toronto.
“This partnership brings together two of the most respected names in digital delivery, utilizing DG and SmartJog’s unique strengths to create a technology platform that will revolutionize the global distribution of broadcast content,” said Neil Nguyen, President and COO of DG. “It is also a key milestone in DG’s strategy to establish a worldwide media services platform for broadcast and online media, matching the position the Company already holds in North America.”
“We are thrilled that DG has chosen SmartJog as its partner for international operations. Together, DG and SmartJog will enable a seamless end-to-end solution for broadcasters worldwide, to receive and ingest all types of digital content. This partnership will accelerate the transition of the content industry to fully digital workflows,” said Julien Seligmann, CEO of SmartJog.
SmartJog is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TDF SAS, the multi-billion dollar European leader in broadcast services. Over its 10 year history SmartJog has built a global network of close to 200 broadcasters representing over 700 stations connected , with a reputation for providing state-of-the-art server based distribution. Movie studios in particular have relied on SmartJog to deliver long form programming to broadcasters and post production houses, leveraging its aggressive approach to fighting piracy and industry leading technology, including delivery optimization of extremely large files, its integration of transcoding and file repurposing into broadcaster workflows.
DG and SmartJog have jointly developed a software package that allows integration of DG’s ADS platform into SmartJog’s long form content delivery solutions, creating an industry leading platform leveraging the best in cloud computing and edge-server technology. The collaboration allows the two firms to leverage their complementary strengths, notably DG’s expertise in digital advertising workflow paired with SmartJog’s relationships with the international broadcast community developed through its delivery of over 50,000 hours of content monthly.