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Swiss Production Company tpc Leverages Signiant File Transfer Solution to Accelerate Production Workflows

Secure, Managed System Delivers Greater Speed, Efficiency and Competitive Advantage (January 24, 2012)

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/24/12 -- Signiant, a global provider of solutions that automate, accelerate and manage the secure transfer of file-based content for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that tpc (technology and production center switzerland ag) has built a value-added service incorporating Signiant Media Manager™. With the Signiant solution, tpc is able to support the live production workflows of its broadcasting clients with a secure, managed system for transferring digital media fast and efficiently.

"Based on Signiant, we're able to offer a service that gives our clients the peace of mind that their valuable content will arrive safely when and where it is supposed to. That's a cut above many other production companies who are still relying on manual processes, such as tape shipments, to exchange video content," said Andreas Lattmann, engineering project manager at tpc. "Beyond this competitive advantage, the Signiant service is also helping our operation run more efficiently and deliver content in highly time-intensive situations."

tpc is Switzerland's largest provider of production and post-production services for broadcast media. The company chose Signiant as a means of accelerating post-production workflows for its primary client, SRF (Swiss Radio and Television), the Swiss national public radio and television broadcaster. Prior to using Signiant, tpc was dependent upon complex, time-consuming transfer of content by tape.

Installed at tpc's headquarters in Zürich and key client locations, Signiant Manager Agents use exclusive content peering technology to enable automated transfers of large batches of files and to handle the authentication, authorization and encryption steps necessary to ensure secure delivery. In a typical workflow, the client transfers raw video files to tpc for editing and final production. Finished output can be returned in a fraction of the time previously required, and the client is able to avoid having to install costly editing facilities and personnel at an on-site venue for live event coverage.


"The Signiant solution is rapidly becoming the standard for media organizations in many countries for moving and managing high-value content, but tpc is taking it several steps further by creating a value-added service around the system's capabilities. In this manner, tpc will be able to offer its clients a more comprehensive range of production and post-production services," said Joachim Bause, Signiant's general manager for Central Europe. "We look forward to our continued partnership with tpc as they expand this service offering to new clients and markets."

About tpc
As Switzerland's largest provider of audio-visual media and broadcast production services, tpc (technology and production center switzerland ag) is a full-service company and offers all services for creating and managing high-quality TV, video and radio productions. The company is an independent subsidiary of SRG SSR, the Swiss national public broadcaster. tpc switzerland ag offers its customers full services for image, sound and technology from a single source. For more information, visit http://www.tpcag.ch.

About Signiant
Signiant automates, accelerates, manages and securely controls the movement of high-value digital content within and between media and entertainment organizations. Signiant solutions go far beyond simple transport to streamline file-based workflows and facilitate the integration of IT infrastructure with media technology. From content creation through cross-platform distribution, Signiant software can enable new business models, reduce costs and integrate with existing investments. Headquartered in Burlington, Mass., with development facilities in Ottawa, Signiant connects tens of thousands of enterprises and media professionals in more than 50 countries. More information is available at www.signiant.com.

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