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Signiant Media Shuttle Helps twofour54 Support Growing Film Industry in Middle East

Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software today announced it is working with twofour54, Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment hub to support its mission of nurturing the industry in the Middle East Region.

twofour54, which has provided production services for major international blockbusters including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Fast & Furious 7” uses Signiant Media Shuttle the de facto standard for hands-on movement of large files to move terabytes of media files for its clients.

twofour54 is home to more than 400 media and entertainment companies from around the globe and provides a tax-free media zone as well as a range of services including production and post-production to support one of the world’s fastest growing media markets. Prior to working with Signiant, twofour54 used FTP to transfer large files or physically mailed hard drives to international partners.

With the growth of production in the Middle East and increased demand for high-resolution video including 8K, twofour54 had two functional issues to solve. It needed an easier, more reliable way for customers to upload and download files. It also needed to overcome potential bandwidth challenges both in the region and in the customers’ locations. When twofour54 searched for a solution, it turned to Signiant’s patented SaaS solution, Media Shuttle, to easily facilitate fast, secure file transfers to partners around the world.

“twofour54’s goal is to provide services to support the growing media industry in the Middle East today, and to help the industry continue to thrive in the future,” said Jamal Al Awadhi, Head of Commercial at twofour54 Film and TV services. “Media Shuttle provides us with the confidence that we can help our customers get their files where they need to be – anywhere in the world – in advance of production deadlines.”

“Signiant has a long history of commitment to the media and entertainment industry worldwide,” said Greg Hoskin, Managing Director for EMEA at Signiant. “The Middle East in particular is experiencing exciting growth, and this is due to the work of organizations like twofour54 which are attracting talent and resources to the region. We are honored to provide technology to help twofour54 achieve its mission."