Here TV taps Bitmax for video processing and licensing services

Digital media management and licensing provider Bitmax has struck a multi-year deal to provide digital media processing and licensing services for LGBTQ TV producer and channel provider Here Media.

John Mongiardo

As part of the agreement, Bitmax will take on a range of processing services for Here Media’s films and TV series as well as its global channel, Here TV. In addition, Bitmax will sub-license select titles on digital storefronts, MVPD and OTT providers. Bitmax will provide ad avails for the programmes, provide transcoding, closed captioning, metadata packaging, ad-break conditioning, distribution and royalty processing services.

Bitmax CRO Jim Riley said, “We are delighted to be working with a progressive company like Here Media as they continue to bring critically-acclaimed content to audiences everywhere, and we are particularly excited they will be among the first of our customers to take advantage of our new orchestration tool ‘Maestro’ that we introduced at NAB .”

John Mongiardo, president and managing director of Here Media, said: “Collaborating with Bitmax allows us to concentrate on the art and voice of our creative offerings rather than the technical aspects of media encoding and delivery. Through this partnership, we can scale distribution and deliver our channel and award-winning programs to viewers on the world’s most popular platforms and devices.”

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