NBCU picks thePlatform video publishing system for multiscreen programming

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 20-06-2012

Leading US media firm NBCUniversal has signed a multi-year agreement with white-label video publishing company thePlatform to install back-end video management system for several of its most popular programming networks.
NBCU channels USA Network, Syfy, and Oxygen will now use the cloud-based mpx online video management system to reach viewers on PCs, tablets, and other IP-connected devices, joining fellow channels E!, NBC Local Media, NBC Sports Regional Networks, Sprout, Style, and the Golf Channel as users of thePlatform technology.

"NBCU is committed to staying at the forefront of innovation and providing our customers the best entertainment options across any screen," explained Marc Siry, Senior Vice President of Digital Products and Services at NBCUniversal. "Given the independent needs of our programmers, thePlatform provides us with proven flexibility and enterprise-grade reliability that will benefit us across our organisation."
"We’re very proud to have been selected to play such a key role in the new digital efforts of USA Network, Oxygen, and Syfy," added Ian Blaine, co-founder and CEO of thePlatform. "Our video management system provides leading programmers across NBCU with the efficiency, scalability and versatility they require. We look forward to helping them address their evolving video needs and opportunities."