It’s been a busy year…

It’s been a busy year…

This year, Jigsaw24, root6 and The Picture Exchange have come together to grow, develop and make life easier for our customers while ContentAgent has branched out to become a standalone company (don’t worry, its excellent workflow automation toolset hasn’t changed). 

To date, we have, among other things, answered over 9000 support calls, supplied 216 editors and colourists with Resolve, installed our 27th Avid S6 and our fourth Dolby Atmos room, teamed up with Amulet, Barnfind and Leader, and became a Quantum Authorised Systems Integrator.

But what does this mean for our customers? Well, in essence, we’ll be providing the same services as always, but better. As three companies, we’ve always had our strengths and weaknesses, but now that we’re working as a single, combined team, we’ll be able to offer all our pro audio and video customers our most comprehensive service yet, delivering everything from control services to high availability SANs, to entire facilities. Additionally, we can cover your more traditional hardware requirements, such as MacBooks for your sales staff or emergency drives.

In one form or another, we’ve been delivering audio and video solutions for the past 20 years, and our team (labelled above) now contains some of the industry’s top technical talent. Between us, we’ve seen every possible pain point our customers encounter, and developed solutions or acquired products to solve them. Whatever challenge you’re facing, we’ve certainly got people who can help.

Since joining together, we’ve worked on a range of fascinating projects, from multi-million pound facility builds in Saudi Arabia, to designing Atmos rooms for Soho houses. We’ve worked with games designers, book publishers, and print operations that are converting to video, bringing our expertise in post and broadcast to customers who aren’t making traditional television, but who do need all the specialist workflow advice, shared storage and asset management knowledge that comes with producing a lot of video.

But our expanded roster of experts have been hard at work with our more traditional base, too. We’ve helped the likes of Twickenham Studios, ITV, The Abbey Road Institute and Spiegel TV continue to evolve their live, post and audio workflows. We’ve also been instrumental in designing a hybrid cloud platform, as we’re confident that facilities who move to external machine room (especially around London) will see tremendous financial benefits without any impact on performance. On top of that, the team have found time to host dozens of events – including our popular Tech Breakfasts series, designed to help facility engineers keep up with the latest standards. (You can sign up for the next one here.)

We want to thank all of our customers for sticking with us through this transition, and are looking forward to seeing more of you in 2018! If there’s anything you’d like to discuss as your facility moves into the new year, you can book a meeting with the team on the details below.

If you want to know more, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Jigsaw24 are now an official Tektronix reseller!

Jigsaw24 are now an official Tektronix reseller!

We’re proud to announce that we’re now an official reseller of Tektronix, a leading supplier of test instrumentation for engineers, focused on electronic design, manufacturing and advanced technology development.

Who are Tektronix?

Tektronix have been around for more than 65 years, helping engineers improve productivity and dramatically reduce time to market. With offices in 21 countries, they are committed to the scientists, engineers and technicians around the world working across health, communication, mobility and even space.

In partnering with Tektronix, we’ll be able to increase our range of leading video and audio solutions for analysis, quality control, service assurance and regulatory compliance. They will also help us in supporting 4K/UHD, HD, and IP applications in content creation and delivery for our customers.

What we can offer

From consultancy and implementation to repairs and support, our media and entertainment team have a range of services and solutions to keep you up to date with the latest broadcast technology.

We can assist with:

– Video production and post-production.

– PC over IP.

– Grading and finishing.

– Audio.

– Storage and infrastructure.

– Encoding.

– Cables and routing.

“We’re very excited to be working with Jigsaw24,” says Lee Ballinger, Director EMEA and India Video Sales at Tektronix. “We’re looking forward to contributing to the their comprehensive products and services portfolio, and working together to provide our customers with the best tech in the broadcast industry.”

For more information on our new status as a Tektronix reseller, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

 

 

Jigsaw24, root6 and The Picture Exchange announce strategic partnership

Jigsaw24, root6 and The Picture Exchange announce strategic partnership

The UK’s two leading broadcast production and post-production solution providers have today announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership.

As two of the top players in the broadcast, production and post-production world over the past 20 years Jigsaw24/root6 and The Picture Exchange will combine to provide clients in Wales and the South West with unrivalled access to local technical expertise as well as extensive customer support and expanded product offerings from Jigsaw24/root6 (the largest, most experienced production and post-production services and solutions provider in Europe).

– This is a great opportunity for both companies and will enable them to combine forces in Wales and the South West to bring even more insanely great solutions to their customers through:

– Providing local, on the ground, technical expertise combined with support from Europe’s largest post-production technical support operation.

– Creating an organisation that is connected throughout the marketplace, to offer the widest range of products, services and solutions.

– Offering customers access to enhanced services and technical solutions with insanely great customer service.

– Enabling customers access to the market leading, next generation workflow automation and transcoding software, ContentAgent, developed in house by Jigsaw24/root6.

“We are very pleased that we have agreed to work in partnership with The Picture Exchange and look forward to working closely with Mike and Steve and the team in Wales and the South West of England. For Jigsaw24/root6 this is a natural fit which completes our geographical offering for the UK and gives both companies’ customers a much stronger service and product offering with local support.” Rupert Watson, Sales Director, root6, for Jigsaw24/root6.

According to The Picture Exchange Directors, Steve Ridge and Mike Fitchie: “Jigsaw24/root6 are the major player in the UK creative technology market and we are delighted that we can work together to give the customer base in Wales and the South West a truly great service and access to the extensive products and services that Jigsaw24/root6 have in their portfolio: it’s exciting times ahead”.

To find out more about Jigsaw24/root6 visit Jigsaw24.com and root6.com, and for The Picture Exchange, visit thepictureexchange.co.uk. If you have any questions, please contact Rupert Watson at rupert@root6.com.

 

About Jigsaw24/root6

Jigsaw24 are the most magical IT company, providing an insanely great experience for more than 30,000 businesses, major organisations, education establishments, professionals and prosumers over the last 25 years. Our team includes some of the best Apple systems architects and integration specialists in the UK, and we pride ourselves on being passionate, open, innovative, creative and very different from your usual IT solutions provider.

root6 is a highly-experienced supplier of technology to the UK broadcast, film, post-production and media communities with a high level of technical competence and practical experience, many of the team have had proper jobs in post-production and understand the priorities and processes. root6 provides a range of services from workflow design and systems integration to training and technical support.

ROOT6 Technology, the product development arm of the company, develops innovative workflow productivity solutions including the extremely popular file-based workflow management and automation platform, ContentAgent.

About The Picture Exchange

The Picture Exchange is the number one provider of technology solutions to the broadcast, TV and film industry in Wales and the South West, with over 15 years’ experience providing a high level of technical competence with local, on the ground support to its customers.

Jigsaw24 and root6 join forces

Jigsaw24 and root6 join forces

The UK’s two leading Media & Entertainment technology solution providers have today announced that they are joining forces. Jigsaw24 has acquired root6 to create the largest, most experienced and most awesome Audio and Video Technology services and solutions business in Europe. 

As the top two players in providing Media & Entertainment IT solutions over the past 20 years, combining Jigsaw24 and root6 will provide the depth and breadth of technical expertise needed to deliver the full range of Audio and Video Technology solutions and managed services.

This new acquisition is a significant step for both companies and will enable them to bring even more insanely great solutions to their customer base through:

– Providing the fastest, most reliable and innovative Audio and Video Technology solution for any customer through combining the technical expertise of root6 with the datacentre, managed service and logistical capability of Jigsaw24.

– Creating an organisation that is connected throughout the marketplace, to bring the full range of latest products, services and solutions.

– Delivering an enhanced services-centric, technical business providing insanely great customer service.

“We’re incredibly excited about welcoming the root6 team to the Jigsaw24 family. They have an unbeatable history of providing the very best audio and video solutions to the creative industries – we have been truly envious of their technical capabilities and over the moon that we are now one team. We truly believe that we’re at a point of change in creative technology as businesses increasingly start to demand cloud-based solutions. Our combined business – root6’s unparalleled technical knowledge and Jigsaw24’s datacentre, managed service and logistical expertise – is perfectly placed to meet that demand,” said Jigsaw24’s CEO Martin Balaam.

According to root6 Sales and Marketing Director Rupert Watson, who will continue to head up the Media & Entertainment sales team, “Jigsaw24 have long been the major player in the UK Creative Technology market and we have seen them building their technical expertise in the Media and Entertainment sector. root6 are very excited about joining forces with them to offer our mutual customers the best from our combined businesses. The natural fit made it a no-brainer. We are looking forward to working together to take our solutions to the next level; creating a complete one-stop-shop for current and future Jigsaw24 customers.”

 

To find out more about Jigsaw24 visit www.Jigsaw24.com and root6 visit: www.root6.com

If you have any questions, please contact Ade Leader at Ade.Leader@Jigsaw24.com or on 0115 970 7790.

 

About Jigsaw24

Jigsaw24 are the most magical IT company, providing an insanely great experience for more than 30,000 businesses, major organisations, education establishments and prosumers over the last 25 years. Our team includes some of the best Apple systems architects and integration specialists in the UK, and we pride ourselves on being passionate, open, innovative, creative and definitely very different from your usual IT solutions provider.

About root6

root6 is a highly experienced supplier of technology to the UK broadcast, film, post-production and media communities, with 19 years’ experience. Characterised by a high level of technical competence and practical experience, many of the team has worked in post-production and understand the priorities and processes. As the world of IP supplements traditional video engineering, knowledge and experience are paramount. Complementing technology supply, root6 provides a range of services from workflow design and systems integration, training and technical support. root6 Technology, the product development arm of the company, develops innovative workflow productivity solutions including the extremely popular file-based workflow management and automation platform, ContentAgent.

 

Jigsaw24 Roundtable: Broadcast Awards 2016 Best Post House

Jigsaw24 Roundtable: Broadcast Awards 2016 Best Post House

A few weeks before the 2016 Broadcast Awards take place at the Grosvenor Hotel Ballroom, Jigsaw24 partnered up with Broadcast TECH magazine editor, George Bevir, to invite the nominees for Best Post Production Facility 2016 to come into Jigsaw24’s Soho Studio and discuss the state of the industry now and looking forward to the next year of business.

 

Broadcast Rountable
Nominees getting ready for the shoot

 

We’d like to thank the attendees – Johnny Whitehead, Director of operations for Encore, Dave Cadle, Managing Director of Envy, Leo Casserley, Managing Director of Flix, John Rogerson, Chief Executive Officer of Halo, Julie Parmenter, Managing Director of Molinare and Matt Adams, Director of Sales for Technicolor – for providing us with an invaluable insight to the industry and a very interesting discussion with topics including rates, creative UK talent, Soho facility dominance and where new business opportunities can be found. Here you can watch the discussion in its entirety, or scroll below for links to specific sections covering the topics you may be interested in.

Featured Section Shortcut Links:

What do TV production companies want from post facilities in 2016?

What has happened to the rates paid by production companies?

What is the best way to grow post facility?

Is there enough creative talent in the UK?

How much of a threat to post facilities are in-house post operations?

Will Soho always remain the capital of UK post?

Where do the opportunities for post firm lie in 2016?

If you’re interested in how we’ve helped the nominees become so successful as a key technology partner and supplier for all of the represented companies, get in touch with our post production and broadcast experts by emailing broadcast@Jigsaw24.com and checking out our solution pages at jigsaw24.com/workflowspecialists.

 

Jigsaw24 and Code42 strike deal with global entertainment company

Jigsaw24 and Code42 strike deal with global entertainment company

Nottingham, 4th February 2015 – Jigsaw24 and Code42 have secured a six-figure deal to provide an enterprise-wide, cross-platform device backup solution to more than 1000 staff.

A global interactive entertainment company for the mobile world selected Jigsaw24 and Code42’s CrashPlan to make it more secure and more productive. Bruce Wright, Head of Solutions at Jigsaw24 commented, “this contract demonstrates Jigsaw24’s ability to deliver mixed platform solutions that incorporate Apple devices into an Apple-enabled business and firmly establishes our ability to offer solutions that meet business needs rapidly”.

Andy Hardy, managing director at Code42 confirmed, “Jigsaw24 is a trusted and respected partner of Code42, and continues to add value to its Apple portfolio through the introduction of market leading products such as CrashPlan enterprise endpoint backup.”

About Code42

Code42 connects people to the files they need, securely, quickly and from any location via any device. Combining CrashPlan, a one-click backup solution, and SharePlan, a file syncing application that allows end users access to sync and share files from devices to your company servers – all with unparalled data security and all hosted on premise or in a private cloud.

Want to know more? Contact Lisa Jones, Marketing Communications Manager at Jigsaw24, on 0115 916 5592 or email lisa.jones@Jigsaw24.com.