London-based digital distribution specialist JCA has announced an expansion plan to address the increase in demand for digital media services it is experiencing. Simon Kay, managing director at JCA, told D2D: “The way content is distributed continues to evolve at a frantic pace. A rise in demand for our digital distribution services, which make the process simple and easy to manage, coupled with our organic growth meant a further investment into the technology our experts use was logical.”
The first phase of the staged expansion plan takes the form of a £600k+ investment. The initial investment is across all service areas with the main aim of increasing capacity. The expansion of bandwidth provision, an increase in storage and extra transcoding farms for automated versioning and delivery will enable JCA to meet the increase in demand it is experiencing in the digital and distribution sectors. Despite the rise of digital workflows, JCA has also seen a considerable increase in demand for file to tape services and therefore additional capabilities have also been developed in this area.
To ensure service reflects the investment in technology, JCA has also expanded its technical and operational teams with eight new recruits since the turn of the year. The next stages in the expansion plan will see JCA invest in additional shared storage along with establishing additional premises. JCA is also continuing to develop international strategic partnerships in order to provide a more global service offering to clients.
“By expanding our capacity we can continue to offer our clients the most advanced and efficient service possible,” said Kay. “We are now looking forward to the next stages in our expansion to ensure growth is maintained.”