Current Media Selects Argo Systems for Affiliate Sales Operations
ATLANTA, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Current Media, whose cable TV network is distributed in 75 million households worldwide, has launched Argo’s Medea Affiliate Management platform to manage their end-to-end affiliate sales process, including such areas as affiliate distribution, contract and contact management and subscriber and system history. Medea is the leader in affiliate management systems for cable television networks, with over 250 networks worldwide utilizing the software
“We selected Medea because the system provides us with the ability to easily process our monthly remittances and access the information we need to operate our business. With Medea, we are better able to identify distribution opportunities and effectively manage our affiliate relationships,” said Courtney Menzel, Executive Vice President of Distribution at Current. “Medea is the industry standard in affiliate management systems and Argo’s experience in this space made this an easy decision for us.”
“Argo is pleased to have Current TV as our latest client partner. In just six weeks, we were able to work together to implement Medea and have the affiliate sales team trained and utilizing Medea,” said Eric Levitan, Argo Systems COO.
About Argo Systems
Argo Systems is a software and professional services company with unparalleled expertise in providing management solutions exclusively designed for the cable industry. Argo Systems’ software solutions process billions of dollars annually in programming revenues via Medea for over 250 cable networks worldwide and programming expenses via Nestor for our multichannel operator clients. Argo Systems is based in Atlanta, GA.
About Current Media:
Current Media, the Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, engages viewers with smart, provocative and timely programming -stories that no one else is telling in ways that no one else is telling them. Current’s programming shines a light where others won’t dare and boldly explores important subjects — opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The channel’s audience is comprised of affluent, curious, social and connected adults who crave the kind of entertaining, enlightening, witty and informative programming found on Current’s TV and online properties. Current is now available via cable and satellite TV in 75 million households worldwide – 60 million households in the US – through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107); Time Warner; DirecTV (Channel 358 nationwide); Dish Network (Channel 196 nationwide); Verizon and AT&T. In the UK and Ireland, Current is available on BSkyB (Channel 183) and Virgin Media (Channel 155), and in Italy, Current is available on Sky Italia (Channel 130). Viewers can also find Current online at www.current.com.
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