11 March 2021, London, UK and Melbourne, Australia – Blackbird plc (AIM: BIRD), the developer and seller of the market-leading cloud video editing platform, Blackbird, announced today that Australian headquartered educational technology company, Typsy, has chosen Blackbird for ultra-efficient, remote cloud-native video editing. The deal is for 3 years.
Typsy is a market leader in the production of e-learning content for the global hospitality industry. Counting the world’s largest hotel and restaurant chains amongst its user community, Typsy empowers its members with access to insider tips and knowledge to serve the world better and make every hospitality moment exceptional.
Blackbird is the world’s fastest, most powerful professional cloud-native video editing and publishing platform, providing rapid access to video content for the easy creation of clips, highlights and long form content to multiple devices and platforms. An ultra-green technology, Blackbird supports the sustainability goals of the media production industry.
Typsy’s globally distributed production team will remotely access and use the Blackbird toolset to edit and enrich online classes. The crafted content will then be published alongside Typsy’s existing library of learning materials for immediate availability to their global community. The deployment will be another of Blackbird’s installed base running on Microsoft Azure public cloud infrastructure.
Typsy CEO, Jonathan Plowright, said: “We’ve seen an exponential increase in demand for online hospitality training over the past few months. As a result, we were in need of a service that not only provided top-quality production but could ensure we kept up with demand for new, industry standard course content. We’re excited to be working with Blackbird, where speed and access to media are critical in reducing post-production times and removing technical overheads and file movements. The platform will enable Typsy editors, from Australia to Belgium, to access the new content, create new courses and publish them to our platform in a timely manner.”
Blackbird CEO, Ian McDonough, said: “I am delighted Typsy have chosen Blackbird to meet their customers’ increasing demand for content and to drive their business to the next level. Typsy’s globally distributed production teams are collaborating using our professional toolsets centrally and editing, enriching and publishing innovative, high quality finished content from wherever they are. From our perspective, e-learning and corporate communications video content are high growth verticals and ones for which Blackbird is a strong and effective solution.”
Blackbird drives awareness, reach and monetization for brands in the sports, news, entertainment and enterprise sectors. The company’s customers include Tata Communications, EVS, IMG, Deltatre, Sky News Arabia, A+E Networks, NHL, Eleven Sports, Riot Games, Arsenal FC, the U.S Department of State and 50 local US news stations with TownNews.
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