Together, Telestream, with its deep video transcoding, workflow design and automation expertise and Anystream, with its large-scale media production management capabilities, are able to address broader and deeper IT-based production workflows.
Anystream’s products, services, and customer base will be incorporated into Telestream to provide media and entertainment organizations with a significant wealth of complementary and synergistic capabilities, increased market presence, and expanded customer services. The acquisition adds a world-class engineering and support team, an East Coast office and a global key account sales team to Telestream’s already profitable and financially stable worldwide business.
Through this acquisition, the combined Telestream customers will benefit from:
- The largest collective understanding of the video industry’s interoperability and workflow challenges
- Deep transcoding, workflow design and automation expertise
- Large-scale media production management expertise
- More tools that allow reduced cost and increased operational efficiencies
“We welcome Anystream customers and employees into the Telestream family,” said Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream. “The addition of Anystream’s product offerings and expertise ensures that our combined customers are provided the deepest, most integrated workflow solutions to safeguard their media assets and ensure their overall business success.”
Telestream will continue to sell Agility and Avalon products at the current prices. The company will also continue to provide customer service and support for all Anystream customers. Agility 2G is an enterprise-class video production and management solution optimized for scalability and reliability. Avalon expands on Agility’s capabilities by providing a metadata ingest, creation and packaging solution to automate the publishing of video to multiple outlets and devices.
With the completion of the acquisition, the Anystream team will be integrated into Telestream with key members of Anystream’s management team maintaining leadership roles in the company. The addition of Anystream’s seasoned team of professionals grows a dedicated, world-class group within the Telestream family.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, as both companies are closely held private companies. [September 13, 2010]
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