NETIA Builds Momentum in Africa and Middle East

Author:
Publish date:

Implementations With Key Broadcasters and Media Organizations Illustrate Markets' Continued and Growing Confidence in NETIA SolutionsCLARET, France — Feb. 1, 2010 — NETIA today announced that over the past 12 months, the company has increased its presence in Africa and the Middle East, where new and existing customers have demonstrated their confidence in the company's solutions and contributed to its 16 percent growth over the course of 2009. NETIA's success in Africa and the Middle East is reflected through a series of sizeable projects in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia. "These encouraging results are the fruit of long-term relationships and a superb process of exchange with our clients in this area, with the main objective being to forge bonds of trust and to establish lasting connections through which every party finds success," said NETIA CEO, Christophe Carniel.New NETIA implementations include preserving audio archives and the installation of a complete radio automation system for Saudi Arabia's Radio Riyadh, as well as local archiving at Radio Jeddah and an installation in Mecca. NETIA also provided systems for digitizing all radio networks in Algeria and was deeply involved in the launch of Radio Tunis Chaine Internationale in Tunisia (RTCI). Additionally, the company recently announced that it teamed with Radio Fana, a leading Ethiopian media group, on an archiving initiative that included digitizing the broadcaster's media assets and upgrading its broadcast infrastructure with NETIA's Radio-Assist™. In Morocco, the company provided solutions key to the launch of a new radio broadcast chain."A key element in our business model is the careful analysis of our clients' needs," said Mustapha Rezzoug, product director at NETIA. "Building on this knowledge and understanding of our clients, we systematically adapt our solutions to their specific requirements and provide advice, training, and support in helping them meet their workflow goals."NETIA anticipates continued growth in all markets throughout 2010, and a more than 75 percent increase over the company's 2009 growth figures.More information about NETIA and its products is available at www.netia.com. # # #About NETIA NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions for managing and broadcasting television and radio content, and is a major player in the digital broadcast arena. The company's three product ranges, Radio-Assist™ (audio), Manreo™ (video), and OpenNet (audio and video), allow content holders to manage all of their processes from ingest to multiplatform broadcasting over terrestrial channels, the Internet, mobile devices, and other channels. NETIA's products are found in more than 40 countries worldwide, with 10,000-plus users in more than 200 installations including: The Associated Press, Minnesota Public Radio, WNEM (Meredith Group), and WOUB in the United States; ABC and SBS in Australia; BBC Monitoring and BSkyB in the United Kingdom; Italy's RAI and Radio Vaticana; HRT in Croatia; RTM Malaysia; VOV in Vietnam; Mediacorp in Singapore; RTBF in Belgium; MOI South Africa; Kiss FM in Korea; and RFI, Radio France, TF1, Canal+, and France Televisions in France. The company has its headquarters in Claret, France, with offices in the United States, Paris, Rome, and Sydney, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners. www.netia.com

Related