BURBANK— 2G Digital (www.2gdigital.com), which specializes in digital supply chain services, has entered into a strategic partnership with DuArt (www.duart.com), a New York facility that offers comprehensive post production services for video, digital media and film. The partnership will allow both companies to expand their geographic reach and add new services.
Under the agreement, the 2G Digital and DuArt will work cooperatively to service each other’s clients. 2G Digital clients on the East Coast will now be able to deliver media to DuArt for encoding and distribution to VOD/EST portals such as iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. DuArt, meanwhile, will now be able to provide file-based delivery services to its clients with 2G Digital acting as its fulfillment arm. Additionally, 2G Digital clients will gain access to a variety of other post services offered by DuArt, including editorial, color correction and audio. The companies have established a direct, dedicated, high-speed data link that will facilitate the transfer of media between their two facilities.
“It’s a logical fit,” says DuArt VP of operations Joe Monge. “Both companies gain a national presence and both can now provide services that they did not previously offer. Digital fulfillment is a service our clients increasingly need and this agreement allows us to meet that need with trusted partners who are experts in the field. 2G benefits by being able to service its New York accounts more efficiently, and through access to the sound, grading and finishing services that we specialize in.”
“We deliver content to iTunes, Google, Netflix, Amazon, Xbox, PlayStation and many other portals where turnaround time is critical,” adds 2G Digital’s COO, Stephen Buchsbaum. “Having an outpost on the East Coast will make things quicker and more efficient for our clients there.”
Pictured (L-R): 2G Digital COO Stephen Buchsbaum and DuArt VP of operations Joe Monge.