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Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) is the creator of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, CLEARTM for the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. It offers broadcasters, studios, brands and service providers transformational solutions that help them lower their Total Cost of Operations (TCOP) by automating business processes around content and managing their business of content better.
PFT works with major M&E companies like Disney, Turner, PBS, 21st Century Fox-owned Star TV, Hearst, Warner Bros., CBS Television Studios, 20th Century Fox Television Studios, Lionsgate, Starz Media (a Lionsgate company), Showtime, A+E Networks, Complex Networks, HBO, IFC Films, FX Networks, Miramax, CNBC Africa, TERN International, Sony Music, Google, YouTube, Novi Digital – Hotstar, Amazon, HOOQ, Viacom’s Voot, Cricket Australia, BCCI, Indian Premier League and The Associated Press.
PFT is the technology subsidiary of Prime Focus, the global leader in M&E industry services. For more information visit: www.primefocustechnologies.com
Responsible for pioneering ERP system tailor made for Media and Entertainment companies globally, Ramki has over 22 years of rich experience performing technical, strategy, customer service, marketing, sales & general management roles in the IT industry. Ramki has solid experience in deployment of technology within the Media & Entertainment sector. Prior to starting PFT in 2007, he was CEO of Subex Technologies.
Ganesh Sankaran is the co-founder of PFT. He is an engineering graduate from BITS Pilani, India and has 23 years in product development and engineering management. Prior to Prime Focus, Ganesh was Director of Engineering at Sanmina-SCI. He has also served Wipro, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) and Essar Steel.
Raghu as the COO is responsible for R&D, technology development and service delivery operations at PFT. Prior to joining PFT, Raghu had stints at IBM and Wipro Technologies. As a veteran in IT industry, Raghu has been successful in conceptualizing, setting up & running Global Delivery & Operations centers across globe, leading teams to successful programs completion within time frames and budgets.
Nick has a rich industry experience spanning over 30 years and has worked across a number of market segments, including media, telecom, technology and finance. Most recently, he was with Wipro Technologies as Head of Media Europe. Prior to his career with Wipro, he was in sales with Sutherland Global Services, Atos Origin and British Telecom/British Telecom Global Services.
Caesar is a 20-year industry veteran and is an authority in cybersecurity, risk, and privacy matters. He has held positions in information security at Warner Bros. Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company and currently also lectures at University of Southern California. Caesar comes to PFT most recently from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he led risk assessments, developed security strategies and implemented cybersecurity response programs for a wide range of content and entertainment industry clients.
At PFT, we believe we have to be both global and local in our approach. Global infrastructure, local project management. Global aspirations, local mindset.
We have operations in all major content markets around the world – Los Angeles, New York, London, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Sydney – close to the studios, broadcasters and brands. We have local talent working out of these facilities. Our glocal model grants us customer proximity and market access – both necessary to serve the needs of our customers.
We are one of the few companies in the media and entertainment industry services space to operate a sustainable global digital pipeline where talent and technology collaborate daily to deliver customer projects. Our WorldSourcing® model ensures we have the ability to leverage the right talent at the right place at the right time for delivering a project.
Prime Focus Technologies won Gold at the PromaxBDA India Awards for an ad film made for Tata Sky - India's leading content distribution platform providing Pay TV and OTT services. PFT won the award for ‘Best Original Music Composition’ for a film promoting Tata Sky’s Emergency Top Up service.
Across the world, PromaxBDA Awards stand for marketing excellence in the media marketing space and are recognized as the most prestigious recognition for creative talent in this field.
Prime Focus Technologies’ marketing team won Gold at the Hermes Creative Awards 2018 in the Marketing Collateral/Branding category for themed customized party invite created for an internal event. PFT also received an Honorable Mention in the Communication/Marketing Campaign category for the campaign run on lowering Total Cost of Production.
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry and is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
Prime Focus Technologies’ Subtitling Tool for Pre-Release Content won the inaugural IABM BaM awards at the NAB Show 2018.
The BaM Awards, judged by a panel of more than 40 non-affiliated expert judges, represent a real window on the future of the broadcast and media industry. More than 100 submissions were received in ten new categories under the heading of Content Chain: Creator to Consumer.
Prime Focus Technologies’ Subtitling Tool for Pre-Release Content won the industry renowned NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology.
NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards recognize outstanding products and technology in the media and broadcast space. Shortlisted winners were judged at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas, according to a range of criteria, including ease of use/maintenance, performance against category, richness/relevance of the feature set, value/ROI, versatility, and innovation.
CLEAR™ Media ERP’s Work Order Management (WOM) functionality won TV Technology’s ‘Product Innovation Award 2017’. The NewBay ‘Product Innovation Awards’ honor outstanding product introductions that serve professionals who work in the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. The evaluation criteria included innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology, price value, and suitability for use in a broadcast TV/pro video or broadcast/online radio environment.
Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has been awarded DPP's ‘Committed to Security’ mark for both Broadcast and Production. The award demonstrates PFT’s clear commitment to achieving security best practices and building a more secure media supply chain.
Prime Focus Technologies’ DAX® Production Cloud was recognized by TV Technology as a Best of Show Award winner at 2017 NAB Show. NewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products were selected to receive a Best of Show Award from among hundreds of new products in competition.
CLEAR™ Media ERP's Promo Operations Module won the ‘StudioDaily Prime Award’ in the post-production software and services category at NAB 2017.
Prime Focus Technologies’ Interoperable Master Format (IMF) Media Player was recognized by TV Technology as a 'Best of Show Award' winner at IBC 2017. NewBay 'Best of Show Awards' at IBC honor innovation and outstanding product development, and winners are selected by an independent panel of eminent judges who evaluate the products live on the event floor. This year, the event saw a record number of entries with over 150 products.
Prime Focus Technologies’ Global Marketing and Communications Head T Shobhana wins Gold at Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. Watch the acceptance speech.
MarCom Awards recognize outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing and communication materials and programs. The awards were bestowed on marketing assets from PFT’s NAB 2016 campaign ‘Be Bold. Take The Leap’.
Our Founder & CEO, Ramki Sankaranarayanan, was honored with the ‘Hall of Fame’ award at the Digital Studio India Channel Awards 2016 for his outstanding contribution to the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry.
Prime Focus Technologies CLEARTM Broadcast Cloud's Promo Operations was recognized by TV Technology as a Best of Show Award winner at 2016 IBC Show.
NewBay Media's TV Technology Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. Only a small number of products are selected to receive a Best of Show Award from among hundreds of new products in competition.
T Shobhana, Vice President and Head of Global Marketing and Communications, PFT was awarded Marketing Professional of the Year, while PFT’s high profile ‘Be Bold. Take the Leap.’ campaign, launched at NAB 2016, received the Marketing Campaign of the Year award.
Designed in the shape of an iPhone that emulates various well-known Apple iOS interface menus, the Digital Next sales collateral won Platinum Awards in both “Brochure for Business to Business” and “Print Creativity for Brochure” categories.
Based on its analysis of the media workflow and resource management market, Frost & Sullivan recognized PFT with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership.
“PFT leverages its expertise in media and technology to design cloud solutions that can help media companies drive their next-level digital transformation,” said Mukul Krishna, global senior director, Digital Media, Frost & Sullivan. “With a solution such as Digital Next, it offers a comprehensive breadth of applications that are must-have for the changing media environment.”
Prime Focus Technologies-restored Associated Press (AP) Archive Digitization wins FOCAL International Award 2014. AP took home the award for Best Archive Restoration/Preservation project at the eleventh FOCAL (Federation of Commercial Audiovisual Libraries) International Awards.
Primetime Emmy for outstanding achievement in engineering development for DAX's core dailies service and application.
For demonstrating best in class capability, market leadership and commitment to meet customer CIOs’ evolving needs through the success of its CLEAR hybrid cloud platform for content management. The survey was conducted by the Centre of Recognition & Excellence with KPMG as the Knowledge Partner.
The award recognizes PFT’s innovation in digitizing broadcast networks and enabling content owners to transition from traditional supply chain to TV Cloud and digital media supply chain.
The EMC Transformers Award is an annual property that recognizes outstanding IT players who have successfully deployed truly transformational IT solutions within large and mid-size enterprises. Prime Focus Technologies won the award for transforming the way media and entertainment industry works with Media ERP platform, CLEAR.
The annual industry awards honor the top tier of new software and hardware being used in production and post today.
CLEAR was selected for ‘Best of IBC 2010’ award by the editors of TVB Europe and IBC Daily magazine. CLEAR was the only product to be listed in the Content Management category of the awards, which are published in the October edition of the magazine.