Swiss company will
demonstrate its revolutionary, cloud-based content management and distribution
platform for the first time in the U.S. at NAB 2015.
of cloud-based content management and distribution services for media and
entertainment companies, today announces the launch of expanded North American
operations. Based in Los Angeles, WCP Media Services USA will support the
introduction of the company’s groundbreaking content management and
distribution platform, WCP Web App, to the U.S. and Canadian markets. WCP Web
App is a PaaS (platform as a service) product that provides a fast, direct,
secure and affordable way to upload, manage, transcode and deliver content to
broadcasters and others worldwide.
Kenneth Yas, Managing Director/Americas; Daniel R. Smith, Director of Marketing
/Americas; and Brad
Maeder; Director of Sales/Americas.
|(l to r) Kenneth Yas, Daniel R. Smith, Brad Maeder|
WCP Media Services was formed in Lugano, Switzerland in 2011
to develop a standardized platform for managing and distributing entertainment
content using the latest cloud-based technologies. WCP Web App combines
proprietary software with top-tier solutions from Signiant, SNELL, Harmonic,
Telestream and others in an integrated platform that allows content owners to
manage their assets and deliver them to business partners domestically and
producers who create and distribute a large volume of content for domestic and
international markets. It is also an ideal solution for other independent
producers, distributors, buyers, film festivals and institutions. The platform
is currently being used by Sierra/Engine Television, distributors of such shows
as SAF3, Crossbones and Ghostbreakers;
MonteCristo International, distributors of long-form television content;
and Electus, producers of such shows as Style
by Jury, Mob Wives and Wake Up Call.
Web App is the first affordable PaaS that directly addresses each step in the
process of managing and preparing large digital media files for widespread
delivery. “Our web-based, pay-per-use service allows our users to distribute
content in the same manner as major studios with million dollar investments in proprietary
systems,” Molinari explains.
and high-speed digital delivery are at your fingertips. Activities are recorded
and tracked online, so you know instantly (without having to ask) where your
content is going, when it arrives at its destination, and what costs are being
this first time in North America at NAB 2015, April in Las Vegas, Booth SU14410.
production and post-production industry veteran with more than 20 years of
executive experience. His past includes service as president of Lightning
Media, and senior managerial and sales roles with Santa Monica Video,
Thomson-Grass Valley, The Post Group and Lucasfilm. He began his career with
Sony Video Institute.“WCP
Web App represents a leap forward in providing television producers and others
with a robust, end-to-end professional distribution platform,” says Yas. “It
overcomes the limitations of current cloud storage and transport systems for
professional file deliveries by providing a simple, standardized platform that
is fast, affordable and secure.”
background includes posts as Vice President, Digital Content & Production
for Playboy Plus Entertainment and Vice President, Development and Production
for ABC Family Channel. He is also the founder and principal of jimmyCASE, a
digital branding, product and entertainment company.
business development and sales leadership in the entertainment and technology
sectors. He previously held executive positions with European technology
company Adyen, GoldenGate Software and Element Films International.
WCP Media Services
a Swiss-based entertainment software and services company that manages, markets
and distributes content to business partners and clients quickly, easily and
securely and for less money. We offer a platform of smart process applications
that combines proprietary software with top-tier solutions developed by proven
and trusted technology companies.