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arvato Systems Selected for Central Media Asset Management System for New Cable Television Channel in the US

America's newest cable television channel for music and youth culture, REVOLT, launched in the U.S. into 25 million homes with arvato Systems at the core

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  • arvato Systems' VPMS solution for media asset management
    chosen at the heart of new cable television channel, REVOLT
  • Launched on October 21st on the Comcast and Time Warner cable networks, arvato Systems' VPMS will manage the music videos delivered to 25 million households across the US
arvato Systems was selected by America’s newest cable network, REVOLT, founded by renowned artist and entrepreneur Sean Combs, to deliver its VPMS system for central management of media management.

The REVOLT TV channel launched on October 21st 2013, and is targeting the "millennial" audience of young adults 18 to 34 with a mixture of music videos, live performances, news, and interviews. In addition to its cable distribution, REVOLT uses social media to enable artists to engage with viewers through its web site,

Sean "Diddy" Combs has partnered up with MTV veteran Andy Schuon, and the REVOLT founder has described it as “the first channel created entirely from the ground up in this new era of social media. We’re building this platform for artists to reach an extraordinary number of people in a completely different way.”

arvato Systems’ VPMS media asset management system is a modern and sophisticated solution that allows media companies to manage and automate the movement and processing of media. VPMS is an "enterprise-class" MAM, and is in daily operation with thousands of users in the largest private and public broadcasters in Europe and the Middle-East.

"We were thrilled to be chosen by REVOLT for the launch of their new television channel," says Manfred Heinen, Managing Director of arvato Systems S4M, "With resources from our US and Cologne-based teams, we delivered VPMS and provided our services expertise to set up our first US-based Media Asset Management customer."

"With a very tight deadline from project start to launch, arvato Systems worked closely with our internal teams and other vendors to deliver the central MAM for REVOLT," says Josh Hatter, CTO of REVOLT. "We chose arvato Systems because VPMS' functionality, flexibility, and their ability to build up the system we needed for a successful on air launch."

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REVOLT is the new #1 name in music. Launching in October 2013 on Comcast’s Xfinity TV and Time Warner Cable, the multi-genre, multi-platform music network delivers music news in real-time, and the best of the best in music programming. A "social by design" network built to play at the speed of social media, REVOLT is live, direct, and always on - anytime, anywhere, any screen.

Presented by multifaceted, entertainment powerhouse Sean “Diddy” Combs, REVOLT is led by an executive team of award-winning, media veterans that include Keith Clinkscales (ESPN, VIBE Magazine), Andy Schuon (Ticketmaster, Warner Brothers, MTV) as well as Val Boreland (Comedy Central, Lifetime Television). REVOLT is owned by Combs Enterprises.

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arvato Systems is a systems integrator with a solid reputation. We not only implement standard software, but also offer tailor-made, industry-specific and individually developed solutions. About 2,500 dedicated employees at 25 sites throughout the world are always there for their customers. As part of the arvato network, a leading global BPO provider belonging to Bertelsmann, we have the unique capability to create entire value chains and combine IT with other arvato services to deliver an integrated service offer from one source. The strength of arvato Systems lies in the intelligent combination of systems integration and planning, operation and support.

For the broadcast and new media industry we offer integrated software solutions for broadcast management and media asset management. So far, the systems are being used in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Our customers appreciate the way we bring in-depth industry know-how, cross-platform expertise, a true partnership approach, and genuine entrepreneurial spirit to the table. Our solutions pave the way for your success.