EVS Broadcast Equipment : EVS Broadcast Equipment announces a new
market-focused strategy and vision
~ Strengthened leadership to deliver Enriched Live Production ~
Liege, Belgium, 21 February 2013 - EVS, the leading provider of live video
production systems, today announces a new market-focused strategy. The
announcement responds to a growing worldwide viewer demand for more engaging
live programming, and supports the increasing desire for content owners to
enrich their live content. The new strategy includes:
oA focus on four key markets: Sports, Entertainment, News and Media
oA new internal structure led by a reinforced Executive Committee
oA new brand and visual identity to support the new vision of the company
This will be publicly unveiled at NAB 2013 (stand SL2416) under the broad
theme Enriched Live Production. During the show, EVS will highlight new and
innovative workflow solutions aimed at optimising the live broadcasting
infrastructure to embrace new connected operations and 'live everywhere'
offerings for the consumer.
A focused strategy
The new strategy, drawing on the existing strengths of EVS, will be focused
around four key markets - Sports, Entertainment, News and Media. "It will,"
says EVS CEO Joop Janssen, "enable us to better deliver our investments in R&D
and product innovation, help drive the expansion of our sales network, and
continue to improve our user training and customer support and bring even
better products to the market faster."
He adds: 'Our ambition is to accelerate the growth of our company and reach a
wider range of customers more quickly through a more focused strategy. Each
market has its own specific challenges and opportunities, so by aligning our
structure with the particular market demands of our customers, we aim to help
them continue to be successful, both now and in the future.'
EVS' four key markets are:
oEVS Sports: On the back of a highly successful Olympic sporting year, EVS
is now firmly on the road to Rio 2016. EVS Sports will enable broadcasters
and rights owners of all sizes and types to make use of extended remote
production and multi-platform distribution to help enrich their content,
maximise their revenues and improve the viewer experience. It partners
with customers to help improve their live outside broadcast operations,
enhance their sports venue and arena production capabilities and enable
their media handling and transfer workflows.
oEVS Entertainment: Production companies look to balance the need to
produce and deliver high-quality, enriched programming as efficiently as
possible. EVS' entertainment solutions deliver ultra-reliable recording
and playback for entertainment production - spanning concerts, stage
shows, reality TV, talk and game shows and TV series. Its modular
solutions enable the reliable and efficient ingest, editing and enrichment
of content in a highly collaborative, integrated environment.
oEVS News: In the competitive world of news, EVS' solutions provide
first-to-air news production workflows to enable broadcasters to capture
and keep viewers' attention by delivering quality, live news content,
fast. Enabling reliable, multi-source ingest and editing of content in a
highly collaborative, integrated environment, EVS' solutions allow
broadcasters to manage news footage from multiple sources so it can be
aired instantly and viewed on multiple platforms.
oEVS Media: EVS Media answers the growing needs of content owners -
including film studios, broadcasters, post-production houses, archive
libraries and enterprises - to manage, monetise and repurpose their
valuable media content. EVS' technology and services enable an open and
flexible media asset management lifecycle - from capture and production to
output and archive.
A stronger organisation
To better support the new market strategy, EVS is strengthening its Executive
Committee. Fully operational from 21 February 2013, it will be headed up by
CEO, Joop Janssen. The Executive Committee comprises the following people:
· Joop Janssen, Managing Director & CEO
· Luc Doneux, EVP Sports division
· Henry Alexander, SVP Entertainment and News division (as from April
· Benoît Février, SVP Media division
· Jacques Galloy, EVP/CFO, Corporate Services
· Bernard Stas, SVP Product strategy
· Vincent Theunissen, SVP Human resources
· Michel De Wolf, SVP/CTO
· Nicolas Bourdon, SVP Marketing
A SVP operations and professional services will soon be appointed to manage
manufacturing and supply chain, customer support, project management and
The sales organisation has also been updated with Quentin Grutman as SVP EMEA,
Frédéric Garroy as SVP Americas and Olivier Heurteaux as SVP Asia Pacific.
They report directly to CEO Joop Janssen.
A new brand, a new look
To support its new corporate strategy and vision, EVS will be rolling out a
new brand and visual identity, as well as a redesigned website, www.evs.com.
Janssen says: 'The dynamic new brand aims to capture the evolving nature of
our business and the way customers see us. It encapsulates all the essence and
hallmarks of EVS - reliability, professionalism and passion - and combines
them with innovative, fresh thinking to deliver a new market-focused approach
to support our customers today and tomorrow.'
For more information about this press release, or to set up an interview with
EVS, please contact:
Trade media contacts:
Nicolas BOURDON, SVP Marketing
Tel: +32 4 361 58 09, Email: email@example.com
Sarah Kelley (EMEA) or Kim Willsher (Americas and APAC)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (PR company)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7403 8878 / +1 310 569 2603
Corporate and financial media contacts:
Joop JANSSEN, Managing Director and CEO
Jacques GALLOY, Director & CFO
Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT, Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate
Tel: +32 4 361 70 14, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the
business, financial condition, and results of operations of EVS and its
affiliates. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs
of EVS's management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results or performance of the Company to differ
materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. These
risks and uncertainties relate to changes in technology and market
requirements, the company's concentration on one industry, decline in demand
for the company's products and those of its affiliates, inability to timely
develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, and loss of
market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition which could
cause the actual results or performance of the company to differ materially
from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. EVS undertakes no
obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking
statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable
the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more
efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast
and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies,
post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries
around the globe. It spans four key markets - Sports, Entertainment, News and
Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live
broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its
market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live
productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations,
such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise
the value of their media content.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle
East, Asia and North America. Approximately 465 EVS professionals from 20
offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide
customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext
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