Bulldog Group and Javu Technologies Announce Desktop Distribution Tool

Toronto, Canada, April 5, 2001 The Bulldog Group Inc. and Javu Technologies, Inc. today announced an agreement that integrates Javu’s Clip Compiler, a component of Javu’s Video Processing Server technology with Bulldog’s digital product management and distribution software, Bulldog Two.Seven. Now broadcasters, content creators, and new media companies can manage, edit, and distribute videos in a nearline or online archive directly from the desktop using Bulldog’s Digital Asset Management system. Companies can improve time to market for their valuable video content and streamline the video production process by avoiding the time and expenses associated with video editing, approvals, and shipping. The integration with Javu advances Bulldog’s technology in the video production arena and secures Bulldog’s market leadership.

Our agreement with Javu extends the functionality of Bulldog to meet the needs of video-centric organizations, says Chris Strachan, CEO of The Bulldog Group. Javu’s cutting-edge technologies and commitment to digital asset management enable us to provide our customers with access to powerful video editing, transcoding, and repurposing capabilities. As the first digital asset management provider to partner with Javu, we are pleased to provide our media and entertainment customers with tools that encourage the creative process and provide immediate returns on investment.

Bulldog’s advanced, open architecture provides customers with a platform for ingesting, managing, tracking, reporting, and distributing digital content of any kind through multiple channels of delivery including Internet, broadband, and wireless technologies. Joining Javu’s Clip Compiler and video processing technologies with Bulldog’s core product provides authorized users with access to video assets for manipulation and reuse across the enterprise. Users can transcode video assets, perform rough-cut editing, and create new video assets from their desktops. Customers benefit from a streamlined video production process that reduces the time required to compile and review video, improves utilization of video editing suites, and reduces tape management costs.

The technology integration, combining Javu’s Clip Compiler and with Bulldog’s indexing and digital asset management system, allows users to manipulate video files directly on the server, while working online from a desktop machine. Users can search and browse clips, select clips to be cut, sequence clips, select transitions and duration, overlay titles or other metadata, transcode video files into multiple formats, specify output format, resolution, and bit rate, and create new video assets. The combined technologies of Bulldog and Javu provide customers with a seamlessly integrated, end-to-end solution for managing and distributing video archive assets to broadcasters, Web publishers, and Interactive Service providers.

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