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Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Blackbird PLC

Blackbird signs A+E Networks

RNS Number : 6793C
Blackbird PLC
19 June 2019
 

19 June 2019

 

Blackbird plc

("Blackbird" or the "Company")

 

Blackbird signs A+E Networks

 

Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD), developer and seller of market-leading cloud video platform Blackbird, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a significant six-figure, multi-year deal with A+E Networks.

 

A+E Networks, a joint venture between Hearst Communications and Disney, will incorporate Blackbird within its media infrastructure for a range of key video workflows. The use of Blackbird is designed to deliver major productivity enhancements across A+E Networks' business.

 

A+E Networks has a portfolio of global brands that includes A+E, History, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, fyi and Viceland. The integration of Blackbird will enable A+E Networks' vast video library to be rapidly ingested and accessed in the cloud. Executives, producers, editors, marketers and others within A+E Networks will be able to view, edit and enrich content from anywhere, on any device. Blackbird will significantly accelerate the visibility, immediacy and management of A+E Network's video archive for the repurposing of content.

 

Blackbird will also enable live clipping workflows. With the growth of live video aired across its portfolio, A+E Networks can quickly deliver content highlights to social media channels. In addition, the Blackbird Review app enables A+E Networks to review, comment and approve video content on handheld devices.

 

The agreement with A+E Networks continues Blackbird's growth across North America and internationally. It follows recent deals with Peloton, MSG Networks, Deltatre, IMG, NRL and TownNews.

 

Contacts:

 

Blackbird plc

 

Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Ian McDonough, Chief Executive Officer


Adrian Lambert, Marketing Director




Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 5656

Nick Naylor


Nicholas Chambers




Yellow Jersey (Financial PR)

Tel: +44 (0)776 932 5254

Joe Burgess


 

Felicity Winkles


 

 

About Blackbird plc

Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD, www.blackbird.video) floated in February 2000.

 

Blackbird develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using its patented Blackbird technology. The technology underpins multiple applications, which are used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, esports live events and content owners, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels and corporations.

 

The Blackbird technology allows full visibility of multi-location digital content, improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social media distribution, and results in much more effective monetisation.

 

Blackbird® is a registered trademark of Blackbird plc.

 

Websites

www.blackbird.video

 

Social media

www.linkedin.com/company/blackbird-cloud
www.twitter.com/blackbirdcloud
www.facebook.com/blackbirdplc


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