Qvest Media, a world-leading systems architect and ICT integrator in the fields of broadcasting and media technology, and live production systems manufacturer Simplylive team up for a strategic sales partnership in several European countries. The Simplylive line-up will be available through a close partnership with Qvest Media in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, France, UK and Spain as well as in the MENA region.
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, they introduced the world’s first six-channel 4K slow motion server and all-in-one production system.
Major broadcasters like Canal+, BeIn sports, BBC or Fox Sports already benefit from Simplylive’s advanced technology, allowing them to dramatically cut the costs of live broadcasts while at the same time ensuring high product quality. Compared to traditional production hardware, Simplylive’s live production systems offer easier and more intuitive handling: A single operator can now carry out the same tasks that usually requires several operators. In addition, the ViBox all-in-one system is compatible with the widely-used jog/shuttle controls.
“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 a relatively new startup in the broadcast business, Simplylive is run by a team of industry veterans. Luc Doneux has 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.