UAE firm forms strategic alliance with Salam Mediacast


THE UAE-based Ascent Media Systems and Technology Services has announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Qatar-based systems integrator Salam Mediacast, a member of Salam International.

Designed to bring a full range of consulting, systems integration and support services to the broadcast and media industry in the Middle East, the partnership will allow broadcasters, telecommunications companies and cable and satellite TV operators across the region to avail the latest solutions.

Ascent Media has advanced capability in file-based techniques and integration of IT technology from different suppliers and specialist software applications, while Salam Mediacast offers engineering ability and a reputation for delivering turnkey solutions across a wide range of applications. These types of solutions are now being applied to many areas of production including news, sports, post-production, playout and digital archiving.

Salam Mediacast general manager Samiel Shafai said the complementary strengths and competencies of both the organisations would be of great help to the current integration market.

Ascent’s senior vice-president and managing director Richard Scott described Salam Mediacast as the perfect partner. Over the past 10 years, Salam Mediacast has worked with the region’s major broadcasters including Al Jazeera, Emirates Media, MBC, Dubai TV, Ten Sports, Sharjah TV and others.

Source : Gulf Times