ZOO Digital Group plc (LON:ZOO), has been named as one of the top ten innovators of 2016 in a new report that surveyed international entertainment industry professionals.
Published by the organisers of TV Connect, a leading industry event for the entertainment industry, ZOO ranks 8th in the survey for its technological innovations in localisation and digital distribution. ZOO appears alongside major global brands and household names including Amazon, Sky, Google, BBC and Apple and is the only company involved in localisation amongst the 25 names recognised.
The report, Disrupting The Connected Entertainment Value Chain, provides a snapshot of how the connected entertainment industry is managing rapid change. Opinion was canvassed from a cross section of companies in the entertainment digital supply chain across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, India and Asia-Pacific. The findings have been merged with the views of leading analysts to identify the trends that are likely to dominate the entertainment debate during 2017.
The number one challenge highlighted for operators of streaming services is the complexity of coordinating global launches across multiple territories as they expand. Another key concern is piracy and security. ZOO’s strategy, using the company’s revolutionary, cloud-based approach, positions it well to address the challenges of the rapidly changing entertainment industry.
Last year ZOO launched three technological innovations. These include an ultra-secure digital screener for streaming video content; an enriched metadata service to enable content discovery and a compliance editing service to adapt TV and movie content for different territories during international release.
Dr Stuart Green, CEO, ZOO Digital said: “The entertainment industry and the way in which consumers view content recently has undergone the most transformational change since the introduction of VHS. Businesses have therefore had to adapt and innovate to meet ever changing demands. We are delighted to be recognised by our peers for our role in this evolution and to be named alongside some of the biggest global names in our industry.”