CORRECTING and REPLACING utd. by Content Taps into the African Film Market
with New Partnership
CORRECTION by utd. by content
WASHINGTON -- January 23, 2013
The headline should read 'utd. by content Taps into the African Film Market
with New Partnership' (instead of: KIT Digital Content Solutions: utd. by
Content Taps into the African Film Market with New Partnership); The source
has been changed to 'utd. by content' since the company changed their name
from 'KIT Digital Content Solutions' to 'utd. by content'
The corrected release reads:
UTD. BY CONTENT TAPS INTO THE AFRICAN FILM MARKET WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP
Newly launched utd. by content today announced its further global expansion
through a recent deal with WB Cape Media*, a company spearheading the secure
distribution of digital media throughout Africa.
The two companies have already worked together on tent-pole films for Warner
Bros. and other Hollywood majors across cinemas in South Africa. This deal
paves the way for ongoing high profile titles to be serviced and delivered
directly in territory for many years to come.
Under the terms of the deal, utd. by content will leverage its relationships
with major content owners and film distributors to offer local digital cinema
distribution and related services for South Africa and the rest of the African
WB Cape Media will deliver the service in territory and work with the local
distributors and/or regional studio offices to prepare titles efficiently for
it’s theatrical release. The company is the first of its kind in this market
managing this type of workflow.
The deal helps to further streamline the distribution chain for cinemas in
South Africa, and is in line with utd. by content’s strategy of working with
experienced, local “on the ground” partners to expand in key markets.
Alan Christensen, Sr. Director, Digital Cinema, utd. by content says: “The
partnership with WB Cape Media comes at a very exciting time. Our vision for
utd. by content is already taking shape as we continue to forge strong
relationships with local partners around the world. Africa is a territory we
expect to grow exponentially over coming years, and we are delighted to be
working with a company that shares our ethos, and is dedicated to delivering
high-quality content to audiences via efficient digital distribution
Ben Buitendag, Director, WB Cape Media adds: “Forging a strategic partnership
with utd. by content represents a significant step in our business development
strategy. As a well- respected industry player with global reach, matchless
expertise and a wealth of experience, utd. by content provides us with
considerable competitive advantage and greatly enhances our service offering
This news builds on utd. by content’s ongoing strategy to extend its global
footprint and follows recent partnerships with Nevafilm in Russia and Acctcent
utd. by content rebranded from KIT digital Content Solutions on 09 January
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* Please note that WB Cape Media is not a subsidiary company of Warner Bros.
Notes to Editors
About utd. by content:
utd. by contentprovides media management and digital distribution to the
news, media and entertainment industries. The company customizes solutions for
customers that combine technology and services to prepare, optimize, transform
or deliver their content to an ever-increasing number of content endpoints;
digital cinema, home entertainment, online, and digital platforms.
With over 10 years’ experience,utd. by contentis a trusted partner for major
content owners and digital platform operators such as Warner Bros, 20th
Century Fox, DisneyABC, Associated Press, TotalMovie and Vodafone. The company
employs over 100 people in seven major locations around the world; Singapore,
Cairo, Prague, Stockholm, London, New York, and Los Angeles.
utd. by contentwas formerly an integrated business division of KIT digital
Inc., andbecame a wholly independent business at the end of June 2012 through
About WB Cape Media
WB Cape Media helps leading brands to replicate and distribute premium digital
content for their customers in Africa. We are living a revolution that will
forever change the way we distribute and consume content. Yesterday, paper was
the most convenient way to publish and share information and images. With the
rise of the Internet, things changed but the publishing business was (by its'
own fault) left behind.
Today the word content delivery is even faster and WB Cape Media is
spearheading the secure digital distribution revolution in Africa. Its
distribution model can reach all end users in any part of the continent
ensuring world class content is delivered on the continent to improve the
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For more information please contact
Franklin Rae Communications for utd. by content:
Tel: +44 207 490 4050
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