UPDATE: Playboy and Directrix Break Ground14 Jan, 2002 By: Hive News
Playboy Entertainment Group and Directrix Inc. have begun construction on a state-of-the-art studio and production facility near the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale.
Playboy TV Networks will be the anchor tenant of the Directrix Tech Center. The facility will provide satellite and production services, digital archiving, studio facilities and personnel, production and post-production offices and commercial space to Playboy over 15 years and is expected to be operational this summer.
Jim English, president, Playboy Entertainment Group, said, "We look forward to expanding our production capacity in a digital facility specifically tailored to our needs. The studio will be a very cost effective way to provide live programming for Playboy TV and Playboy.com. It will also reduce our technical costs and enable Playboy TV Networks to produce more of the reality-based programs that we know are popular with our viewers.''
"We look forward to establishing the Directrix Tech center on the West Coast, the entertainment capital of the world,'' said Roger Faherty, CEO of Directrix. ``The Directrix Tech Center will integrate digital asset management services with in-studio and network origination service offerings, affording content owners one-stop shopping for all of their production, content management and technical needs.''
Directrix, from its East Coast operations Center in Northvale, NJ, currently provides playback, uplink, satellite security management and various post-production services for Spice, Spice 2 and Playboy Classic, all Playboy-owned channels. Directrix also provides US domestic distribution for Playboy En Espanol.