• Mediamplify Finalist of MediaSparks

    10 semi-finalists announced for upcoming Miami Media Sparks pitch competition, connecting local media startups with Latin American companies

    The LAB Miami and Festival of Media Latam collaborate on media startup competition

    Also in Spanish http://pulsosocial.com/2014/09/19/10-startups-de-media-marketing-que-apuntan-a-mercados-de-latinoamerica/

    MIAMI—Sept. 17, 2014—The LAB Miami and Festival of Media LatAm today announced 10 semifinalists for the Media Sparks competition, an inaugural event connecting innovative Miami media and marketing startups with Latin American businesses. The Sept. 30 event is being held at The LAB Miami with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

    The finalists represent diverse projects ranging from a publishing platform for freelance and entrepreneurial journalism to an app that provides a convenient way to post multimedia content across multiple social platforms. All have the potential to make an impact in the fields of media and marketing in Latin America.

    At the event, the 10 semi-finalists will present their projects before a panel of judges. The judges will then select the top three to five companies that will go on to present again at the Festival of Media LatAm in Miami Beach on Oct. 3. One winner will be named the “Hottest Media Startup of the Year.” Judges include: Carlos Garcia, CEO of Nobox; Marco Giberti, partner, Vesuvio Ventures and an angel investor; Stephen Grabiner, member, board of directors for Times Newspapers; and Charlie Crowe, chairman, C Squared.

    “Media Sparks provides a global platform for budding media startups and entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative businesses. This year’s shortlist shows we have already uncovered some of the most innovative and game-changing businesses across the Latin American media industry,” said Charlie Crowe, chairman and editor in chief of Festival of Media LatAm.

    “As a gateway to the Americas, Miami  provides innovators with the chance to make an impact both locally and globally,” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation’s Miami program director.. “Media Sparks is one example of this. It gives local startups the opportunity to connect with companies from Latin America to share experiences and scale their ideas, while allowing international media companies the chance to sample innovation being developed here.”

    The 10 semi-finalists participating in the 2014 Media Sparks competition are:

    • SociallyBuzz: a social media management, marketing and advertising company for businesses.
    • Jurnid: a simple way to publish and read news stories of any genre.
    • Everypost: an app that allows an easy and convenient way to post multimedia content across multiple social platforms.
    • Handprint: a smartphone that international travelers can use in the United States that offers a daily, flat rate for talk, text and data.
    • Partnetting: a business-to-business online community that facilitates and recommends connections between enterprises.
    • Yandiki: a digital services company that helps businesses hire and manage creative talent and services from around the world.
    • Komuns: a social network that helps parents meet new families and share events together.
    • Smart Beemo: a digital marketing tool that helps boost social media campaigns with real-time intelligence and data.
    • MediaAmplify: a one-stop-shop media distribution platform through which multimedia content is delivered from one platform to all devices including traditional cable/satellite.
    • Bederr: a smartphone app that allows people to access loyalty programs, credit card services and other benefits in one place, as well as connect with local businesses.

    At the event, the semi-finalists will have five minutes to present, followed by five minutes of a judge-led question and answer session. Finalists will move on to present at the Festival of Media LatAm. To register as an attendee, visit www.mediasparks.eventbrite.com.

    From Oct. 1-3, the Festival of Media LatAm will feature dozens of thought-provoking speakers and panelists including: Dennis Crowley, founder of Foursquare; Ted Nash, co-founder & CEO of Tapdaq; and Adam Ostrow, CEO of Mashable. Innovative companies from all over the globe will share their insights on how they connect with their audience in a fast-changing media landscape, and share insights with semifinalists on ways to grow a successful business.

    For more information visit www.festivalofmedia.com/latam/media-sparks or contact Danny Lafuente at danny@thelabmiami.com.

    Support for Media Sparks forms one part of Knight Foundation’s efforts to invest in Miami’s emerging innovators and entrepreneurs as a tool to build community, while fostering talent and opportunity. Over the past 18 months Knight has made more than 80 investments in entrepreneurship in South Florida.

    About The LAB Miami

    The LAB Miami is a 10,000 square-foot campus for startups, creatives, entrepreneurs, and innovators of all types nestled in the thriving Wynwood Arts District in Miami, FL. The LAB Miami provides workspace, educational programming, mentoring, and community events as a means to catalyze and foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida. Learn more at www.thelabmiami.com.

    About C Squared (producers of Festival of Media LatAm)

    C Squared Networks Ltd is one of the fastest-growing specialist publishing, events and technology companies in Europe. Its mission is to help the global media and marketing industry become more connected and better informed so that it is fully equipped to respond to the challenges and opportunities brought about by digital technology and globalization. The company first launched Cream magazine in 2005 to reflect the changes taking place in global media. Cream has now become the world’s largest database of media innovation and its bespoke technology serves many of the leading global agency groups and multinational advertisers. C Squared launched The Festival of Media in Venice in 2007 and the brand now has 3 major Events across the world, attended by 4,000 senior delegates and receiving over 3,000 Awards entries annually. In 2009, C Squared acquired the leading brand M&M Global; plus the M&M Global Awards and the popular media training course, IMM. In 2013 C Squared received private investment from Stephen Grabiner allowing for further opportunity for development and growth in the brands. www.csquared.cc

    About Knight Foundation

    Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. More at knightfoundation.org.

    CONTACTS:

    Daniel Lafuente – Co-founder, The LAB Miami and contact for Festival of Media LatAm (305) 496-4448, danny@thelabmiami.com

    Anusha Alikhan, Director of Communications, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 305-908-2677, media@knightfoundation.org

    About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

    Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.

  • Citrix Service Provider and Amazon Partnership

    EGLA COMMUNICATIONS is glad to announce that we have recently became a “Citrix Partner” which enables our company to provide tools such as XenSermediamplify blackver, XenClient, and many other virtualization options.  EGLA will be using Citrix Cloud-based tools and software, as well as Open Stack in its Mediamplify  Platform.  Instances in our multimedia delivery platform will be using XenServer tasks under development in our offices in Boca Raton, FL.

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    Citrix is the major provider of software for the cloud including several products that include GotoMeeting, Podio, Sharefile, and many others software and platform tools.

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    EQUINIX Data Center

    EGLA is also glad to announce that as part of its plans and a member of the “Amazon Partner Network,” our company will be providing its Mediamplify cloud as part of the AWS network including direct connectivity to EGLA’s cloud in EQUINIX.  We can broadcast any content and use all the required tools form the AWS cloud, as well as provide competitive pricing from our own cloud.

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  • Mediamplify Music

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    We offer a set of multiple genres and productions from around the world. Our API and cloud are designed to scale and meet all your music streaming needs.

    Our platform is available in different formats:

    • Service Provider:  Cable Operators, Mobile Telecommunication Carrier, MVNO to supply musical content and streaming from your own network
    • IPTV and Smart TV Platform:  To provide musical content to Smart TVs, and IPTV Systems
    • Mobile and Tablet:   Enabling your mobile experience with adaptive bit rate streams.
    • Web: Supporting your web experience

    For more information visiti: http://mediamplifymusic.com/  and http://mediamplify.com 

  • EGLA CLOUD PLATFORM

     

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    We are offering different cloud options specially designed to satisfy your needs on web, mobile, and video applications.

    • IaaS:  Infrastructure as a Service, where we offer the entire set of infrastructure as a service end-to-end
    • PaaS:   Platform as a Service, as an example Mediamplify is offered both as a PaaS and IaaS
    • SaaS:   Software as a Service, likewise application developers and owner can enjoy of APIs and access our cloud/scalable resources.

    We have several location or regions for our cloud:

    • Boca Raton, Florida
    • St. Louis, Missouri
    • Soon in Maryland, Virgina

    And many other locations. We are releasing 10GbE access and software-defined routing components to create and manage several network infrastructure needs.

  • Minority Business Enterprise

    EGLA COMMUNICATIONS has been certified as a “Minority Business Enterprise” by the Southern Florida Minority Business Council. As part of these efforts, EGLA is now able to participate in many programs and be part of corporate/government diversity opportunities.

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    EGLA’s high technology offering will come in hand to serve our country in several ways. As part of this process, EGLA is also a vendor for several organizations including “Broward College” and many others.

    EGLA is registered with SAM.gov, and many other online platforms for federal biddings.

    EGLA will provide expertise in the areas of:

    • Multimedia Streaming : TV/Music/Radio
    • Cloud-based Computing
    • Data center and hosting services for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS Services
    • Fiber and internet communications
    • Software Engineering and consulting

     

     

     

  • EGLA signs agreement with EQUINIX and TW Telecom

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  • Emerge Americas – EGLA Finalist 2014

    eMergeColor_ForLightBackEGLA COMMUNICATIONS was invited to participate in “Emerge Americas” Tech week held fom May 5th – 6th, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

    We were on Table #1, our team is composed by:

    • Edwin Hernandez, PhD, Chief Technology Officer,
    • Mark D. Neppl – Business Development, and some other members.

    Feel free to download our marketing materials at [button link=”https://eglacomm.net/brochures/” color=”green”]Marketing Documents[/button]

    EGLA COMMUNICATIONS made it to the final round and was one of the finalist to present as one of the Top 10 startups in the event http://miamiherald.typepad.com/the-starting-gate/2014/05/emerge-tech-week-and-the-50000-winner-is.html.

    We congratulate the winner! Good job Team EGLA!

     

  • EGLA COMMUNICATIONS has moved

    As of May 1st, 2014. EGLA COMMUNICATIONS is no longer a resident of the TBI at the FAU Research Park, but instead is has a new office at:

    751 Park of Commerce Dr. Suite 128,
    Boca Raton, FL, 33487

    Also, in Honduras:

    Col. Elvel  Pa. Miramontes , #2212,
    Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

     

     

  • MOOD MEDIA sells DMX to Stingray Digital for $US 16M

    STINGRAY DIGITAL acquires DMX MEDIA from MOOD

    APR 15, 2014.  Boca Raton, FL. The Mediaplify platform has served to deliver music and video content to several media conglomerates in the United States that include DMX music and MOOD MEDIA. EGLA has served and tested its devices in US and LATAM markets. Our presence has been in cable and telecommunication operators in Brasil (SKY), Mexico), México (CABLEVISION, CABLE MAS, and AXTEL TV), Colombia (UNE) with content from DMX/MOOD MEDIA, also other countries in Latin America, including Honduras (Cable Color). Mediamplify served over 20M subscribers during the acquisition of DMX by STINGRAY DIGITAL in 2014 [1]  MOOD MEDIA in an statement release on June 27, 2014 reads

    “Mood Media Corporation (ISIN: CA61534J1057) (TSX: MM) (LSE AIM: MM) (“Mood Media” or the “Company”) today announced an agreement to sell its remaining eight thousand Canadian commercial accounts to its long-term affiliate and operating partner, Stingray Digital (“Stingray”), for US$11.2 million. Stingray and Mood Media will continue to work together to serve the accounts with Mood Media services. The transaction further advances Mood Media’s strategy to simplify its portfolio, aggressively integrate strategic assets, strengthen partnerships and streamline operations, while investing in its core businesses.”[2]

    [1] http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stingray-digital-completes-its-second-largest-acquisition-yet-now-reaches-more-than-100-million-paying-subscribers-239635781.html

    [2]http://www.moodmedia.com/news-company-single/1024/27/6/2014/Mood-Media-Sells-Canadian-Account-Portfolio-to-Stingray-Digital 

  • Mediamplify Platfrom Web Updates

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    February 18th, 2014 – Boca Raton, FL. Mediamplify® has updated and improved its web-presence in mediamplify.com  likewise has updated its latest product offering “Mediamplify Music” with this effort our platform will be focussing on gaining cable operators in the US, Mexico, Central and South America.  Mediamplify® truly amplifies your reach and enables service and content owners to monetize their media services and deliver this content, audio or video, to any device.   Mediamplify® is already powering DMX Media and delivering content to several operators in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and many others.

    “Mediamplify Music”is designed for cable and mobile operators and can quickly scale in size, features, and integration capabilities with many billing systems.  Our platform is a cloud-based system offered for licensing or a “Platform as a Service.”  Mediamplify Music offers entertainment content in all genres, from Jazz to Latin, Rock, Christian, World beats, Oldies, Electronic music.