Dayport Secures an Order from Sky News Australia/NZ

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Dayport has secured an order from the Australian News Channel (ANC) - based in Sydney, Australia - for its PUBLISH solution with additional Data Centre Services and Consumer Player.

The solution for ANC, (regionally known as SKY NEWS - ) will acquire content from ANC's Quantel production platform and data from ENPS. The content will then be transferred to Dayport's datacentre where ANC will then manage, publish and distribute news clips to the SKY NEWS web site, their Podcast and also to their mobile partners. Dayport will also provide a customised Flash video player and integrate it into the existing SKY NEWS web site. ANC will have full control over the design and functionality of the web video player and be able to control the consumer experience.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with the team at the Australian News Channel", said Andy Ioannou, Managing Director at Dayport. "ANC is our first customer in Australia. We believe that ANC recognised the significant benefits which our PUBLISH solution will bring to their operation, in terms of assisting ANC in developing their business and maintaining their position as leader in supplying News to the Australasian market."

ANC Chief Executive Officer Angelos Frangopoulos said, "SKY NEWS' online and mobile services are critical to our future. SKY NEWS believes Dayport can help us stay at the forefront of News delivery in this area and we look forward to building our relationship. We are developing our services across all digital mediums to increase our competitiveness and provide consumers with what they want, when they want it, and how they want it."

About Dayport
Based near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with additional offices in the USA and UK, Dayport has established itself as the international leader in providing Content Management, Content Delivery, Broadcast video IP streaming, Convergence and Workflow solutions.

Dayport's Content Management range of applications provides innovative architecture, asset and content workflow management, in addition to IP streaming delivery products and services, aimed to meet the operational and business needs of broadcasters and content creators.

The Dayport solutions are designed to empower Dayport's clients with solutions which address the converging needs of the content production and broadcast industry. Specifically, Dayport provides the content management tools to enable the delivery of content to multiple viewing platforms; achieve efficiencies in workflow management and offers media collaboration and approval systems.

Dayport has also created new advertising and content related revenue streams for their clients, while providing choice and convenience to operators and a high quality experience for client end users.

Dayport's clients include over 80 world-class broadcast organizations and Fortune 1000 corporations.

About Australian News Channel (ANC):
ANC owns and operates SKY NEWS - Australia's leading 24-hour television news provider. ANC has deployed the most advanced digital news platform in Australia and is the only TV News service delivering interactive News (SKY NEWS Active).

SKY NEWS can deliver its services to any digital medium - cable, satellite, mobile phones, mobile TV, broadband, as well as providing downloads to iPod or MP3 players.

SKY NEWS is watched in more than 2.5 million Australian and NZ homes - with more than 6 million potential viewers. It is provided to all Austar, Foxtel, Optus Television and other subscription TV homes across Australia, plus Sky New Zealand. SKY NEWS is also widely distributed to business premises, government offices, hotels, airports, pubs and clubs and other commercial outlets Australia-wide.

ANC is one third owned by each of the Seven Network, Nine Network and BSkyB.


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