Pebble, the automation, content management, and integrated channel specialist, has announced the appointment of Besco as its channel partner in Korea. The partnership has seen Pebble and Besco implementing playout technologies for CJP, now known as CJ OliveNetworks.Co., Ltd – a subsidiary of CJ E&M Group as a result of a recent merger.
Besco has been acting as the lead on the installation of a series of Pebble solutions including Pebble Automation, Integrated Channel and Pebble Remote (web-based monitoring), bringing 11 channels to air in the first phase.
“The Korean market is one of the most technically advanced in APAC,” said Samir Isbaih, Pebble’s VP Sales, Middle East and APAC. “Pebble has market leading solutions that are both flexible and technically demanding, providing a combination of different I/O (SDI,NDI,IP compressed and uncompressed), extensive redundancy schemes (1+1+1), multiple graphic plugins, on-premises/remote operations and much more, all in one system. Combined with Besco’s local expertise and support, Pebble is confident we can offer the Korean market the most technically compelling solutions in broadcast playout automation and IP broadcasting. I’m delighted that we have managed to deliver our first setup in Korea with the region’s biggest broadcaster.”
Besco, a leading equipment and services provider in the Korean film and broadcast market has supported Pebble in translating its user manuals into Korean, and provides first line support on the company’s behalf. Besco has also been instrumental in supporting successful Pebble test systems prior to the implementation of the large scale 11+11+11 channels system for CJ OliveNetworks.Co., Ltd.
Besco CEO, Young Bae Kim, said: “We are thrilled to have become a trusted channel partner for Pebble in Korea and are excited to become an integral part of the company’s expansion. We’re looking forward to growing this partnership and providing ongoing support to Pebble by offering its world class solutions to the broadcast community in the APAC region and what better way to start than with CJ OliveNetworks.Co., Ltd.”
Ash Ellis, Solutions Architect, commented: “It’s been an exciting project to design and deliver. The approach has been truly collaborative; listening to the CJP’s requirements, finding solutions and tailoring the installation accordingly. Working with a trusted channel partner like Besco has enabled us to easily determine the needs of the customer and gives us the competitive edge to aid our expansion into the APAC region.”
Pebble CEO, Peter Mayhead, adds: “I have no doubt that working with Besco will be instrumental in our ambitions to grow our presence in APAC. I am looking forward to us working together to achieve our business objectives for this market and it’s brilliant that we have already delivered a complete Pebble solution to a major broadcaster here.”