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Oliver Zimmermann
onboard at Riedel
Amagi Secures Over $100M to
Accelerate Cloud-Led Innovations
A
and connected
GER: Oliver Zimmermann has
been appointed to serve as Director
of Manufacturing for Riedel
Communications. A physicist, supply
chain expert, and change management
specialist with more than a decade
of experience in the manufacturing
business, most recently in data and
telecommunications, Zimmermann
will focus on Riedel's supply chain and
production processes to enable even
greater efficiency and agility.
" Oliver has always recognized the
human being
as
the
source
of
all
improvement, considering every
employee and every team an integral
part of the overall
organization, "
said Thomas Riedel, CEO at Riedel
Communications. " This mindset makes
him just the right person to guide
the Riedel manufacturing division
through continuous development as a
learning organization - an approach we
believe to be vital in a volatile world
undergoing an exponential pace of
change. "
Zimmermann earned a doctorate in
physics from Ruhr University Bochum
and since then has leveraged his
knowledge of models and processes
to analyze systems, derive meaningful
measures, and refine internal
structures to help manufacturing
organizations become more efficient.
A supply chain expert and change
management specialist, Zimmermann
applies state-of-the-art management
models and optimization tools, such as
digitization and artificial intelligence,
to drive improvement.
He most recently served as Director
of Operations for Telegärtner
Karl Gärtner GmbH, with process
responsibility for the supply chain of
purchasing,
logistics,
production, work scheduling,
industrial
optimized
the
warehousing,
and
engineering. Zimmermann
implemented agile and lean
management methods and digitized
and
production
and
supply chain with tools such as SAP
S/4HANA. In earlier management
roles with Poligrat GmbH and
Steinert
Elektromagnetbau
GmbH,
Zimmermann likewise led digitization
and process optimization initiatives
to transform sales, production, and
administration.
magi, a global leader in cloud-based
SaaS technology for broadcast
TV,
has announced
that Accel, Avataar Ventures, Norwest
Venture Partners, and existing investor
Premji Invest have collectively invested
over $100 million in the company.
The venture funds have bought out
the stake held by Emerald Media (an
investment platform backed by KKR)
and Mayfield India who exit on a high
note. Nadathur Holdings continues as
an existing investor.
The transaction heralds the coming
together of best-in-class SaaS venture
funds and one of the largest media
SaaS companies globally to further
accelerate the tremendous momentum
for the $50 billion cloud-based video
content creation, distribution, and
monetization market. The partnership
will provide media companies the
much-needed agility and efficiency to
succeed in the traditional broadcast
and the evolving OTT and streaming TV
universe.
" Amagi will immensely benefit from
the collective experience of Accel,
Avataar, Norwest, and Premji Invest
in rapidly scaling our business and
expanding our global footprint, "
said Baskar Subramanian, Amagi
Co-founder
and
CEO.
" Their
deep
understanding of B2B SaaS models
will help us enhance value for our
Srinivasan KA, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer, Srividhya Srinivasan, Co-founder
and Chief Customer Success Officer and Baskar Subramanian, Co-founder & CEO
customers
and
partners.
This
will
further nurture an entrepreneurial
spirit in our employees, which
is
critical to building and embracing new
technologies to solve complex business
challenges. "
With over 800 channels on its
platform, including playout and
redundancies, Amagi has emerged as
one of the largest cloud deployment
partners in the world, with distribution
in 40 countries across cable,
connected TV, and OTT. In addition,
it has developed deep technical
integration
with
ad-supported
platforms such as The Roku Channel,
Samsung TV Plus, Pluto TV, Plex,
Redbox, STIRR, VIZIO, Xumo, and other
top 30 OTT platforms, providing one of
the most comprehensive distribution
coverages for content owners to reach
their audiences in the US, LatAm,
BCE Live at the Skoda
Tour de Luxembourg
roadcasting Center Europe (BCE)
was selected by the Skoda Tour
de Luxembourg for the live production
and live transmission of the 81st edition
of the Skoda Tour de Luxembourg 2021,
as well as its live streaming. BCE was
on site with its Outside Broadcast Van
connected to multiple HD cameras, the
on the road action was grasped with
moto-cams as well as aerial means
(helicopter and airplane).
B
BCE's Outside Broadcast Van
matches the actual sanitary measures,
with
a modified
inside
working
environment. With large Plexiglas
windows dividing each working
zone, the production team can work
in a COVID-19 safe environment. In
addition, a cleaning staff was also
present during the complete event
to sanitize the van and the various
production means. Using BCE's
mutualized playout services, the
Skoda Tour de Luxembourg was
broadcast live over IP from BCE's
broadcasting centre on RTL Télé
Lëtzebuerg, Eurosport and L'Equipe.
The live streaming of the Tour was
available in high definition (HD) on
RTL.lu.
" Our evolving expertise in the media
and sports world allows us to provide
advanced services combining high
quality production means with IP
broadcast and digital media services.
We were pleased to produce this
81st edition of the Skoda Tour de
Luxembourg,
and
forward
to
we
continue
are looking
to support
the Tour in its media and digital
communication. "
Concludes Xavier
Thillen, Head of Production and Digital
Media Operations at BCE.
Broadcasting Center Europe
(BCE) is a European leader in media
services, system integration and
software development in the areas of
television, radio, OTT, production and
postproduction, telecommunication
and IT. With its extensive experience
on the media market, our team
provides high-quality services and will
always find the solution that matches
your project and budget.
With more than 200 highly
qualified and motivated people,
BCE serves about 400 clients in
various sectors, such as TV channels,
radio stations, film distributors,
producers, advertising companies,
telecommunications operators and
public services.
Europe, and Asia.
Amagi has established itself as
the de facto SaaS platform for
media brands resulting in significant
growth in the last three years. The
company's revenues have grown by
136% in the fiscal ending March 21.
This momentum continues, driven by
44% YoY growth in new customers,
including marquee brands such
as NBCUniversal, USA Today, and
ABS-CBN.
Amagi enables up to 40% savings
in cost of operations as compared
to traditional delivery models. As ad
spends shift to connected TV and OTT,
Amagi enables customers to effectively
monetize their content libraries with
its new product introductions. The
company has been delivering 5-10x
growth in ad impressions for some of
its top customers.
Picture: © Serge Waldbillig
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