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Deluxe And BT Media & Broadcast Announce New Global Strategic Alliance To Deliver Enhanced Software Orientated And Managed Broadcast Services

LONDON, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. today announced details of a contract with BT Media & Broadcast that will extend the reach of MediaCloud, Deluxe's software orientated broadcast platform, utilizing BT's global network connectivity. The alliance is focused on delivering managed channel origination and distribution globally.

Transforming the broadcasting chain from content acquisition through to play-out and delivery, this new alliance will maximize agility, cost effectiveness and resilience, offering broadcasters increased flexibility free of compromise and with the capability to deliver to any platform, anywhere, anytime and in any format.

While other companies talk of convergence, the global supply chain, true distribution agility, and the future of cloud technologies, global media and telecommunications companies Deluxe and BT Media & Broadcast have created a first of its kind solution that truly addresses these market pain points.

The solution details

Under the new agreement, Deluxe and BT Media & Broadcast will offer an agile, software-based broadcast playout solution giving broadcasters and content owners an alternative to legacy owned and operated hardware-centric broadcast platforms.  In contrast to the complex, expensive and inflexible infrastructures of old, the joint revolutionary solution eliminates the need for large capital investment and refresh, considerably reduces operating cost, and future-proofs the broadcast supply chain - all of which drives flexibility and control back to the broadcaster.

Designed to meet even the most complex and demanding distribution and delivery requirements for linear and non-linear broadcast platforms, the alliance enables clients to quickly and reliably launch, manage, and monetize channels and content on a global scale.

"This is a very significant step in the revolution taking place in broadcast technologies," commented BT M&B VP Mark Wilson-Dunn. "The combination of our media grade global networks, and the Deluxe MediaCloud platform, together with the professionals behind it, is a winning proposition," he adds.

Deluxe MediaCloud MD, Maurizio Cimelli says: "The MediaCloud platform is designed to transform broadcasting from content acquisition through to play-out and delivery. Its agility, cost effectiveness and resilience is designed to offer broadcasters far more flexibility without compromising quality. We are proud to be partnering with BT to extend the reach of the platform, and their enthusiasm in supporting this innovative approach to broadcasting has been unparalleled."

BT Media & Broadcast (M&B) is the digital media and broadcast services arm of BT Wholesale. All of the UK's digital terrestrial TV is underpinned by BT M&B's specialist media network, whilst it is also responsible for delivering outside broadcast services from over 150 sports and news locations around the UK. BT M&B's global media network links every major location around the world where broadcast or film content is created or distributed.