Qvest Media and Simplylive Announce Strategic Sales Partnership
Simplylive disrupts the live production business by combining easy-to-use control elements with powerful live production systems. The company’s all-in-one production system ViBox features highly versatile and intuitive touchscreen controls for all live production functions such as video and audio mixing, editing, replay, slow motion or live streaming. Since game controllers are common currency with millennials, the ViBox system comes with additional off-the-shelf Xbox One controllers complementing the touch controls. Aside from improving user interfaces and controls, Simplylive aims at raising the bar for live broadcasting production systems: At IBC 2017, the newcomer introduced the world’s first six-channel 4K slow motion server and all-in-one production system.
“We are happy that Simplylive placed their trust in us to jointly provide our customers with state-of-the-art live production technologies”, says Daniel Url, Managing Director of Qvest Media in Europe. “We are convinced that Simplylive’s intuitive user interface combined with affordable and compact live production systems is a true market changer”, Url adds.
Luc Doneux, Managing Director and company founder at Simplylive: “Qvest Media was our first choice when it came to finding a partner to introduce our innovative products to the sports and broadcast market. Their success as a systems architect confirms their decades of experience, hard work and dedication.“
Though only founded in Hong Kong in 2016 and thus relatively new to the business, Simplylive is run by a team of industry veterans. Luc Doneux has gathered longstanding industry experience before he started his own business with a team of software experts. Simplylive seeks to establish its brand across Europe and the MENA region by forging a strategic sales alliance with Qvest Media.
Under the label “Qvest Media Academy”, the Germany-based systems architect will offer training sessions on Simplylive’s portfolio for live operators in early 2018. There will be a roadshow in the GSA region and Nordics with hands-on sessions and live demos with the new products. Demo equipment is also available at the Qvest Media offices and the Simplylive product line-up is going to be available for rent as well.
Simplylive is a technology company developing innovative solutions for the broadcast and digital industry. Simplylive solutions come with an innovative approach that breaks with the traditional blueprint and focuses on intuitive, collaborative user experiences. We simplify the learning curve with smart touchscreen UIs to allow the focus on the editorial for the highest production value. Created in 2016, it has offices in Hong Kong, US, Belgium and China.
About Qvest Media
Qvest Media is a world-leading systems architect and ICT integrator in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, specialising in the television, media and telecommunications industries. The company, headquartered in Cologne, has additional locations in Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. With a powerful spectrum of services consisting of Consulting & Development, Systems Integration and Service & Support, Qvest Media offers 360° expertise in the design, development, implementation and operational support of media technology infrastructures. With its business unit Managed Technology, Qvest Media supports media organisations along their entire digital transformation process by covering everything from technology infrastructures to services and technical operations offered within streamlined and future-oriented payment models. In addition, Qvest Media ranks among Europe’s largest trade and distribution houses for technology in the fields of Professional AV, IT and Broadcast with a commercial portfolio of around 250,000 products as well as partnerships with nearly all major manufactures from the media and IT industries. Qvest Media is also one of the biggest suppliers of dry-hire equipment and systems solutions for live broadcasting of events, sports and entertainment. Today, the customer base includes eminent international broadcasters, telco providers and media networks such as ARD and ZDF, Sky, RTL, Al Arab, SRG, Al Jazeera, tpc switzerland ag, Mediacorp, beIN SPORTS, Dubai Media Incorporated, SES ASTRA, Etisalat, Turner Broadcasting, etc.