SGT and Vivesta

After more than twenty years of growth, SGT is now one of the major European software vendors and integrators of broadcast solutions, with a worldwide installed base:

  • SGT software runs more than 300 TV channels, as well as non-Broadcast customers such as the European Parliament, telecom operators and production facilities.
  • More than 50 % of projects are ordered by customers outside France.

SGT’s Broadcast and Media customers benefit from:

  • A team of 50 people, mainly engineers and PhD’s,
  • A catalog offering over300 third-party equipment drivers,
  • A reseller network in more than 50 countries. SGT works with most global System Integrators.
  • A full range of professional services provided by a team of seasoned engineers and partners.

These services include consulting, project management, bespoke software development, training or maintenance.

  • Parliament, telecom operators and production facilities.
  • More than 50 % of projects are ordered by customers outside France.

Some major steps:

  • 1990 : Company founded in Champs sur Marne in France
  • 1993 : Automation using database automation solution with integrated media database
  • 1999 : Tapeless play-out automation
  • 2001 : Modular video content management solution: « Media Manager »
  • 2002 : Tapeless news production
  • 2006 : Semantic search engine into « Media Manager »
  • 2006 : SGT is acquired by Imagination. Imagination’s equity is 33% management, 33% individuals and 33% private equity
  • 2008 : IBC Pick-Hit Award
  • 2009 : 1st multi-channel playout system at a Premium channel using VEDA
  • 2010 : 1st multi-delivery platform installed at a telecommunications company

Key figures

2010 SGT turnover: 5,7 M€
2011 Group profit (anticipated): 420 k€

2010 SGT staff members: 45p
2011 Group staff members: 75p

 

Vivesta has over 10 years of experience in the field of audio visual media and IT and detailed knowledge of the latest developments. This enables Vivesta to give consultancy on the possibilities and feasibility of media and broadcast technology in a wide range of applications.

In order to ensure a short time to market Vivesta uses in house developed standard solutions, which are based on open standards technology that has a proven track record in a production environment. Vivesta is completely vendor independent and can be characterized as a very open and knowledge intensive company.





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