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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
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 (www.primefocustechnologies.com)
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-
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About Prime Focus World (www.primefocusworld.com)
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:
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