platform used to store and share sports media for 19 festivals on five

LUGANO, Switzerland—The Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs
(FICTS) has selected WCPMedia Services’
cloud-based digital asset management platform WCPApp to receive, manage, store
and distribute submissions to its 2016 FICTS Festivals and World FICTS
Recognized by the International Olympics Committee, the
FICTS Festivals are a circuit of 19 sports media festivals held in cities
around the globe. 
The festival showcases work from sports broadcasters,
producers, advertising agencies, national Olympics committees, sports
federations and others involved in sports media. Competitive categories include
Documentaries, Cinema, Television & New Technologies, Sports Advertising,
Sport & Society, Football in Cinema and Television, and Olympic Spirit or
Values. The best work from the local festivals will be selected for inclusion
in World FICTS Challenge slated for 15-20 November in Milan. A worldwide
audience of more than 3 million people is expected to attend the festivals.
Franco Ascani

“Our object is to make these events as accessible as
possible, therefore all the events are free,” says FICTS President Franco
Ascani. “While events in each of our host cities are locally organized, FICTS
is responsible for overall project management and coordination.”

WCPMedia’s WCP Web platform
provides an efficient, fast and reliable way to manage submissions and other
catalog content. It is a holistic solution for digital asset management in cloud
architecture with reliable transcoding and security on par with Swiss banking
systems. “The platform allows assets related to each festival to be stored in
its own account,” explains WCPMedia Services
Vice President of Operations Giovanni Contri. “It is possible to share content
between festivals and to make content accessible to all participants through
virtual screening rooms.”
More than 450 submissions from more than 300 participants
are currently stored on WCP, and that count is continuously rising as the
various events happen during the year in the locations across the world.
This year, the World FICTS
Challenge will include a special retrospective featuring the best footage from
all Olympics Games of the modern era, including 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
“Our aim is to continue to promote Olympism and Olympic culture as priceless
values,” Ascani says.
About WCPMedia Services
Founded in 2011 in Switzerland, World Content Pole SA (aka WCPMedia Services) is an
entertainment software and services company based in Switzerland and USA (and
now also in Toronto) that manages, markets and distributes content to business
partners and clients quickly, easily and securely. WCPMedia Services offers a
platform of smart process applications that combines proprietary software with
top-tier solutions developed by proven and trusted technology companies.
For more information, visit
USA Office:  7083 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood CA 90028 
Canada Office: 390 Bay Street, Suite 1706, Toronto M5H 2Y2
Europe Office: Via Zurigo 35, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
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