Sky leads investment round in US technology company SDVI

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Sky has invested $2 million in SDVI, a leading provider of content supply chain management solutions for the media and entertainment industry. The investment is part of Sky’s ongoing strategy to invest in innovative companies that can bring new ideas, insight and services into Sky's business.

SDVI provides a cloud-based service that helps media companies manage applications and resources across the content supply chain. The platform has sophisticated analytics which allows customers to transform the utilisation of technical infrastructure and drive end-to-end efficiency improvement.

Sky joins existing SDVI shareholders Fox, Turner and Discovery who are also participating in this round of investment.

Emma Lloyd, Group Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Sky commented: “This new deal shows Sky’s ongoing ambition to invest in pioneering and disruptive emerging technologies that can enhance our products and customer offering. This is an exciting opportunity to gain insights from a leading provider of supply chain management to improve the efficiency of a core part of Sky’s business.”

Lawrence R Kaplan, Co-Founder and CEO at SDVI said: "This strategic investment allows SDVI to partner with a true, global leader in television and media, while expanding our strong US position across Europe. SDVI and Sky have very strong alignment on the strategic future of media supply chain technologies and analytics, and this investment ensures our two companies continue to learn and grow together."

Media Contacts

Sky
Jafar Al-Kamali
Jafar.al-kamali@sky.uk
Tel: +442070320110

SDVI
Simon Eldridge
Email: simon.eldridge@sdvi.com
Tel: +1 408 594 5184

About Sky

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 23 million households across seven countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The company has annual revenues of £13.6 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with an annual programming spend of £6.5 billion.

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About SDVI Corporation

SDVI Corporation was founded on the premise that there is a better way to run and optimize media facilities. Modern technical approaches can help, but this challenge is not entirely technical - it’s also fundamentally commercial. SDVI brings supply chain thinking and modern technical approaches to the space, backed by decades of experience in the media and entertainment technology sectors. SDVI is a privately-held company, based in Silicon Valley, California, with offices in the US and Europe.

Visit www.sdvi.com for more information.

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