LONDON, September 8, 2016

Sony DADC New Media Solutions today announced that they have extended their strategic partnership with BBC Worldwide continuing their global asset management and distribution agreement to the end of the decade.

Sony is responsible for the delivery of BBC Worldwide content to over 800 distribution points globally. Working together, the companies have focused on significantly improving time to market. Over 90% of all content is distributed same day and with Sony’s migration to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Sony will provide the ability for all distribution to take place within one hour.

“I’m really excited to be extending our global content distribution agreement with Sony. Sony’s service quality, collaborative approach and investments in innovation, were all important factors in this decision. The strength of the partnership that we have developed over the past 5 years drove us to renew our distribution agreement with Sony to the end of the decade.” Andrew Bell, EVP Global Operations, BBC Worldwide.

Sony’s industry-leading Media as a Service (MaaS), Ven.ue currently enables hundreds of millions of transactions, with more than 5M users streaming video along with consumer experiences and content delivery across all devices and over 1,200 distribution points worldwide. With its platform built on the reliable, high-performance, and scalable AWS Cloud, Sony meets the needs of content owners, broadcasters, and distributors looking to embark in the next generation of digital media in today’s marketplace.

About Sony DADC New Media Solutions

Sony DADC New Media Solutions provides complete digital supply chain solutions to power a new era of media consumption. Major film studios, broadcasters, music labels, game companies, software providers, and other content providers rely on us for innovative technology to keep pace with rapidly evolving consumer demand and emerging multichannel distribution models. Our market insight, proven expertise across both physical and digital media, and strategic partnerships throughout the industry enable us to provide unmatched end-to-end services that deliver the speed, efficiency, and quality required by today’s digital media businesses and the audiences they serve.