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Sohonet and SmartJog link-up

7 June 2007

Sohonet and SmartJog, two of the most established companies in the fast-growing world of digital distribution for the entertainment industry, have entered into a strategic commercial relationship, bringing Sohonet a stronger presence in Continental Europe and North America and SmartJog an increased presence in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The newly formed partnership brings the services and expertise of both companies together to create the largest international network in the media and entertainment industry, with more than 600 locations serviced in 65 countries worldwide. The relationship will enable existing and future SmartJog clients to benefit from Sohonet’s high bandwidth network and solutions, while existing and future Sohonet clients will have access to SmartJog’s global footprint and end to end applications.

“This partnership provides added value for both companies which means added benefit for our clients,” said Dave Scammell, President & CEO of Sohonet. “With Sohonet powering clients on the SmartJog system, these connected clients not only will have a broadened distribution footprint, but greater collaborative possibilities as well.”

“Sohonet’s service offering and expertise, combined with SmartJog’s existing footprint and innovative application offers unparalleled security, reliability, and ease of use and puts us in a position to offer clients additional speed in a fully controlled environment.” said Julien Seligmann, CEO of SmartJog. “This relationship allows us to build on our hugely successful co-operation in the UK market over the last few years and adds further value to clients of both companies worldwide.”

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