STUDIO CITY, CA--(Marketwired - October 29, 2014) - ContentBridge Systems, LLC, has formed a strategic partnership with FilmTrack, a global leader in intellectual property management for the media and entertainment industry, to provide an automated digital supply chain solution for distributors of movie, television, and short-form content.
The co-announcement was made by FilmTrack CEO Jason Kassin and ContentBridge COO Doug Reinart.
The partnership will provide a seamless service for clients looking to streamline the management and distribution of their digital content. Users of FilmTrack will be able to access automated transcoding, packaging, and delivery of media to a large and growing network of digital retailers such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Google, Hulu, Vudu, and many more. Under the agreement, ContentBridge becomes a member of the FilmTrack Technology Alliance, while FilmTrack joins the ContentBridge Technology Partner Program.
FilmTrack's suite of cloud-based SaaS solutions is in use by more than 200 companies, including some of the most established brands in film and television, to better manage, monetize and deliver their IP. Recently, FilmTrack extended its position as the leading royalties and licensing solution for media and entertainment through the acquisition of software provider Jaguar Consulting. FilmTrack also recently announced a partnership with Aspera, an IBM Company, to offer a high-speed direct-to-cloud file transfer platform, providing clients with unprecedented digital delivery speed, security and service into and out of the cloud.
ContentBridge provides technologies and services that help major studios, aggregators and independent distributors meet their digital distribution challenges. The company's best-in-class software provides cost effective ways to manage, transform and deliver media and metadata to major retailers worldwide.
Reinart said: "Our FilmTrack relationship is motivated by a vision for automating the digital content supply chain -- from information capture during concept and development, through contracting and definition of rights and avails, to the actual fulfillment of feature and TV content to business partners," says Reinart. "Content owners will be able to manage their media, metadata, and distributions through connected best-in-class applications that will consolidate data entry, eliminate errors, and provide greater supply chain visibility. In the end, this is about giving our clients the means to lower total supply chain cost, increase agility, and deliver superior service to their retail partners."
Kassin added: "FilmTrack is continually expanding its partner ecosystem both to inform our strategic roadmap and to provide an expanded suite of services to help clients reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase revenue. This partnership with ContentBridge allows our clients to dramatically improve the efficiency and transparency of content value chain."
About ContentBridge Systems, LLC:
ContentBridge provides content distribution solutions for the media and entertainment industry. Through our direct involvement with major studios, independent distributors, and leading consumer services like iTunes and Netflix, we have developed automation software and best practices for efficiently distributing digital content among business partners. Our technology operates as a SaaS solution and powers a highly capable managed services team. We also deploy our technology directly within enterprise environments, giving clients control over their supply chain execution. In 2014, ContentBridge earned the Entertainment Merchants Association Industry Leadership Digital Award, given to a company that has made a significant contribution to the Industry. For further information please visit www.contentbridge.tv or call 310-405-6178 x1.
For over a decade, FilmTrack has been transforming the way the media and entertainment industry monetizes, measures and delivers its content and related assets across every point in the intellectual property lifecycle. FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process -- from project inception to distribution -- and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, FilmTrack serves as both a front and back office to hundreds of clients worldwide. Visit www.filmtrack.com to learn more.