Netia, founded in July 1993 in Claret, France by Christophe Carniel and Pierre Keiflin, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.
“From its humble beginnings 20 years ago, Netia has evolved into a strong company and a leader within a competitive and rapidly evolving marketplace,” said Philippe Fort, Netia CEO. “Through the years, our agility, our unparalleled research and development department, and our willingness to meet the specific needs of our customers have made Netia a success in delivering valuable, forward-looking solutions for smart, cost-effective media production, management, and content delivery for radio and TV broadcasters throughout the world.”
Netia launched its first product range, “News-Assist,” in 1995 to enable audio storage, editing, and mixing. Its second product, “Video-Assist,” enabled France-based Euronews to deliver its broadcast programming in the language appropriate to each of its target regions, says the company.
In 1999, following the acquisition of Audio Follow and its music planning and broadcast production technology, Netia introduced the first version of its Radio-Assist solution, which today is deployed in more than 40 countries.
With the 2005 acquisition of Manreo, Netia completed its range of video solutions and laid the foundation for the Netia Media Asset Management solution and the Netia CMS, announced in 2010. Netia, which today employs some 60 employees, became part of GlobeCast in 2008.