June and Firstlight Media merge to become JuneFirst - a strong new player in Media/Tech
25 April 2023 - Stockholm
Two industry experts who have long worked in the fields of TV, media, production, rights ownership and distribution, now become JuneFirst. The merger creates a company with a unique full-service offering that includes everything from localization, media and content management to associated tech services such as CMS, packaging, distribution and integration services.
“For a long time, we’ve had requests from content providers, streaming platforms and distributors alike to deliver a cohesive service chain. The desire for a partner who can fulfill the whole chain is a strong trend, in Europe as well as in the Nordics. That’s why we created JuneFirst, so that we can be the first people you turn to in order to launch your content in a new market or on a new platform. We help our customers adapt, localize and transcode to take their content all the way.” /Katarina Svensson, CEO for JuneFirst
”Today’s customers want to create, manage and deliver content globally, in any language on any platform. At the same time, they want lower costs, shorter delivery times and higher quality. JuneFirst’s tech and localization services are designed to meet those needs.” /Martin Königsmark, Chairman of the Board, JuneFirst
Clients can still choose to use JuneFirst's Tech, Localization and Content services separately. In addition, Comet, JuneFirst's CMS, is offered as a SaaS service for customers who wish to manage their content themselves, where the customer receives a complete CMS for OTT, VOD, traditional linear TV and Live as well as modules for packaging and distributing content to any platform.
With offices and knowledgeable staff in the four Nordic countries, JuneFirst can guarantee localization and fast deliveries of so-called day and date material for customers with demanding contracts and delivery schedules.
”Players in the market choose to manage their content in very different ways. This creates opportunities for a flexible player who delivers technology, localization and content under one roof and at the same time lets the customer choose to use only the parts they need. Merging the companies was therefore a natural step for us; we share a passion for innovation and providing our customers with the best service and solutions. Together, we can create even more value for our customers and the industry." /Martin Königsmark, Chairman of the Board, JuneFirst
For more information contact
Magnus Sjögren, CMO, +47 920 77 899 or Katarina Svensson, CEO, +46 709 91 81 33
About JuneFirst AB
JuneFirst offers localization and content services such as subtitling, accessibility services, dubbing, voiceover and content management, as well as technical services like the Comet platform – a CMS for TV & Media – integration, media processing and distribution services. JuneFirst has offices in Stockholm, Bergen, Aarhus and Turku. See junefirst.tv for more information.