Prime Focus World continues long-term partnership with Sohonet with new Vancouver SMN connection

Leading global entertainment services company signs up for its 6th SMN connection to facilitate significant expansion plans in Canada
Sept. 26, 2012 - PRLog -- 26 SEPTEMBER 2012: Sohonet (, the global expert in connectivity and data management for the media and entertainment industry, continues its strong partnership with global visual effects and 3D conversion specialists, Prime Focus World (, with the installation of a 1Gbit/s SMN connection at its new state-of-the-art VFX and 3D conversion facility in Vancouver, Canada. Prime Focus now has SMN connectivity across five UK sites and three North American sites – including Los Angeles and New York - to support its expanding, international operation and ensure the seamless, secure and superfast delivery of its high-value data across its global sites.

In addition to its enviable global reputation for 3D conversion expertise and premier VFX services, the Prime Focus group also specializes in other core industry-serving business solutions, including broadcast, advertising and film post-production. Additionally, Prime Focus Technologies ( offers groundbreaking digital content services through its award-winning content operations platform and delivery solution, CLEAR™.

Rory Lubold, VP Technical Operations North America for Prime Focus World said: “We have a long history with Sohonet and the company continues to play an integral role in our global expansion programme. Sohonet’s global connectivity infrastructure enables us to effectively and cost-efficiently share with and deliver data to thousands of our creative and technology experts across four time zones on three continents. I trust Sohonet with our digital content. Simply put - Sohonet understands our business better than anyone else and is consistently reliable. Its service support and expertise is exceptional and whether it is Los Angeles, London or New York, any service request or problem is dealt with straight away.”

Sohonet’s close relationship with leading studios worldwide has been of benefit to Prime Focus over the years as it is able to reassure content producers that it can receive and deliver potentially sensitive and highly valuable content securely over Sohonet’s dedicated, point-to-point network.

Dave Scammell, Sohonet’s CEO comments: “We value our partnership with Prime Focus very highly indeed. The company has been operating in London going back over 10 years and was one of the early adopters of our fully scalable dedicated fibre services. We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship which has helped the company remain one of the leading global players in 3D conversion and VFX.  Canada has become a veritable hot house of creative talent for the film, production and video game industries in recent years, and Prime Focus World has chosen the perfect location in Vancouver – one of our latest Sohonet-enabled cities. Its new state-of-the-art VFX facility will offer the most advanced digital technologies available and will be able to capitalise on the talents of both a highly creative local team as well as an International pool of creative and technology experts, partly as a result of its extensive SMN connectivity.”

For images and/or an interview with Rory Lubold, VP Technical Operations North America or Sohonet's CEO, Dave Scammell, please contact  Laurena McKenna at or on T: +44 (0) 7585 441287

About Prime Focus World (

Prime Focus World is a leading global technology services company providing comprehensive creative and technical services to the film, broadcast and advertising industries.  Providing 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects and animation services for major media and entertainment companies, Prime Focus has brought its expertise to many wide release Hollywood films, including Men in Black 3, Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace, Dredd 3D, Total Recall, Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Green Lantern, Immortals, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Avatar. Prime Focus World has global operations with a presence in key centers of creative content production – Los Angeles, New York, London, Vancouver and Mumbai.

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