Published: 14.20 Europe/London, May 17, 2011

TDF Group’s Cognacq-Jay Image has announced its acquisition of BeBanjo, the Spanish company that builds back-office software for teams managing non-linear on-demand television services

The acquisition combines Cognacq-Jay Image, a French broadcast and broadband technical service provider, and BeBanjo. Together the companies will focus on providing a complete digital media solution for
linear and non-linear platforms. This full-service solution will provide platform operators, broadcasters and content owners everything they need to 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.” said Bastian Manintveld, founder of BeBanjo, in a statement.

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