Signiant Adds Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services as a Premier Systems Integrator


Last Updated: November 28, 2007 3:46 pm GMT
(Burlington, Massachusetts--November 28, 2007) Signiant® Inc., the leading developer of digital media distribution management solutions for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that it has added Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services to its expanding list of premier systems integrators.

The two companies will work together to design and implement solutions that will manage, secure, automate and accelerate workflows for leading media and entertainment companies.

Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services is a global leader in engineering and systems integration services for broadcast, cable, telecom, satellite and other electronic media industries. It will work with Signiant on a global basis and join its expanding list of partners which includes EMC, BT and HP. Signiant is the digital media supply chain company that telecommunications, media and entertainment executives rely on to manage the movement of media to the right place at the right time.

“Three powerful social forces are converging to fuel the demand for solutions to service digital media supply chains. The adoption of file-based workflows, the demand for content on a worldwide basis and on an increasing number of devices, and the growth of user-generated content are creating more digital assets, different production processes, and an entirely new range of distribution channels,” said Tom Ohanian, chief strategy officer, Signiant, Inc. “The team at Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services has in-depth experience and a proven track record in helping media and entertainment companies to identify and implement solutions to service these supply chains.”

“The migration of content management to file-based architectures now enables us to economically enable global distribution. We at Ascent Media Systems & Technology Services are excited about offering our customers such an impressive solution for moving content between their facilities worldwide,” said Tom Canavan, executive vice president, systems and technology services for Ascent Media.

The relationship was announced on Thursday, November 8, at a reception at the Soho Grand Hotel in New York City, where a who’s who of executives from broadcast networks, cable channels and film and production companies gathered to discuss digital trends in the media and entertainment industry.

About Ascent Systems & Technology Services
Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), which, through its Creative Services and Network Services divisions, provides creative and technical media services to the media and entertainment industries. Through more than 75 facilities in California, New York, London, Singapore and other locations throughout the world, Ascent Media Group provides effective solutions for the creation, management and distribution of content to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies that produce, own and/or distribute entertainment, news, sports, corporate, educational, industrial and advertising content. More information about Ascent Media Group is available at

About Signiant
Founded in 2000, Signiant ( is the digital media supply chain company that telco, media and entertainment executives rely on to manage the movement of media to the right place at the right time. With its open software platform that unites best-in-class management, acceleration, automation and security technologies, Signiant ensures that some of the world’s most recognized brands are able to deliver their digital assets and drive new revenue models. Signiant is headquartered in Burlington, MA with development facilities in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and offices in New York, Los Angeles and Manchester, UK. Read the Signiant blog at


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