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New York, NY – April 12, 2016 — SintecMedia today announced that EPIX, a leading premium entertainment network in the U.S., has selected SintecMedia’s IBMS system for managing the entire broadcast management and workflow solutions. IBMS is the leading technology solution for premium networks, providing the business platform for end to end management of premium content from content acquisition, program financial management, advanced rights management, and cross platform content scheduling. EPIX joins the other leading US premium TV networks in adopting IBMS as the solution to manage their content business.
A joint venture of Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, and Lionsgate Entertainment, EPIX delivers the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. EPIX launched in 2009 and has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.”
In this strategic project, EPIX will utilize key aspects of IBMS Content, including Advanced Rights, Program Finance, On-Demand Scheduling, Linear Scheduling, Promotions and Media Management. In addition, EPIX will utilize the integrated workflow manager, and a number of complex interfaces to in-house and third party content management platforms, including VOD and TV Everywhere delivery systems.
Amir Lavi, President of SintecMedia Americas added “With the addition of EPIX to our esteemed SintecMedia client base, IBMS is well-positioned to be the leading content management solution for premium TV networks”.
IBMS Content is a highly flexible and integrated channel management system that streamlines the running of any TV business. Media assets can be scheduled and managed throughout the entire broadcast lifecycle, from acquisition to post-production processing, transmission, reconciliation and finance. IBMS is available in two basic configurations: IBMS Content and IBMS Sales. Part of the SintecMedia portfolio of broadcast management solutions, IBMS is a customizable solution designed to meet the challenges of today’s media business.
More information about the complete IBMS product family is available at operative.com.
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EPIX is a premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases and biggest classic film franchises, plus original programming including series, documentaries, comedy and music specials – all available on TV, on demand, online and across devices. Launched in October 2009, EPIX has pioneered the development and proliferation of “TV Everywhere.” It was the first premium network to provide multi-platform access to its content online at EPIX.com and to launch on Xbox, PlayStation®, Android phones and tablets, and Roku® players. EPIX is also available across Chromecast, Apple® iPhones® and iPads®, Android TV and more and is the only premium service providing all its programming on all platforms, delivering more movies than any other premium network, with thousands of titles available for streaming.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc., its Paramount Pictures unit, Lionsgate and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Through relationships with cable, satellite and telco partners, EPIX is available to over 50 million homes nationwide. For more information about EPIX, go to www.EPIX.com. Follow EPIX on Twitter @EpixHD (http://www.twitter.com/EpixHD) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EPIX), YouTube (http://youtube.com/EPIX), Instagram (http://instagram.com/EPIX), Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+EPIX), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/EPIX) and Vine (https://vine.co/EPIX).
SintecMedia is the preferred business software partner for over 100 of the world’s top media brands. No other software company brings a comparable depth of experience to create truly innovative software that performs across all platforms, revenue models, and business units. Since 2000, SintecMedia has grown to over 800 employees in 12 offices around the world and processes more than $33 billion in advertising dollars for the best known companies in the industry. SintecMedia is proud to play a pivotal role in the way advertising is bought, sold and managed in the television industry. More information is available at operative.com.