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We are BeBanjo

A technology company developing tools for managing the editorial and operational sides of video distribution services.

Some of the most successful media companies in the world - such as WarnerMedia, BBC Studios, and ITV - trust our products at the heart of their operations. Our software lets them create schedules and plans, and to manage workflows, rights and metadata for their linear and non-linear channels - simply and efficiently.

Our Mission

The business of video distribution is in the middle of a revolution. New technologies, and profound changes in consumer habits - accelerated by the pandemic - create new opportunities and new threats for media companies.

BeBanjo’s mission is to help media organisations - broadcasters, Hollywood studios, platform operators - adapt and thrive in this rapidly changing environment. Our tools bring control and efficiency to the business of video distribution.

Our scope is focused: we specialise in the issues of planning, scheduling, rights and metadata (sorry we can’t offer you products for playout or transcoding!). And our ambition is high: we aim to build the best tools in the world for teams managing TV and VOD distribution.

BeBanjo products let our customers:

Be efficient
BeBanjo is a growing and sustainable business. We value long-term relationships with staff and customers.
Gain control
What comedy content do I have rights for SVOD distribution in Canada next quarter? What Spanish editorial metadata am I missing for my content going online next month? This information - often scattered across spreadsheets, systems, emails and individual heads - is available at a glance in BeBanjo products.
Experiment
At low cost with new business models, e.g., direct-to-consumer or third-party affiliate distribution / AVOD, TVOD, SVOD, or EST / new territories…

Our Strategic Choices

To fulfil our mission, we make the following strategic choices:

Pure Software-as-a-Service
from day one.
Work from anywhere with a web browser. Collaborate in real-time with your teams across the world. Let BeBanjo handle the hosting, support and maintenance.
True products approach
All customers of BeBanjo’s use the exact same version of the products at all times. Products are configured and integrated in different ways, but no-one is running off a custom and orphaned version of the software. Everybody gets every enhancement. The costs of hosting, maintenance and support are effectively shared.
Openness
The data our customers store in our products has value across their entire organisation - in content operations but also in strategy, marketing, press, compliance, finance… BeBanjo products come with modern APIs and a data warehouse that let our customers’ data flow.
Specialists
BeBanjo can’t be everything for everyone. The scope of our products is tightly defined, and we want our products to be best-of-breed for that scope. We are transparent about what we can and cannot do for your business.
High-Quality development
We care about attracting and retaining talented engineers, designers and product managers. We constantly aim to improve our agile software development methodology. Yes, you’ve heard “agile” before but we truly mean it! For instance, we release a new version of the products several times a day, every day. Literally, and safely.

Our Story

BeBanjo was founded in 2008 as a response to an emerging opportunity in the video industry: viewers were increasingly favoring on-demand consumption over traditional linear television. Meanwhile, companies serving these viewers were lacking the tools to efficiently manage their growing content operations. Schedules, plans, rights, metadata were often left to be handled through creative use of spreadsheets and with poorly-supported in-house builds. This meant A LOT of extra work for those tasked with overseeing content operations. BeBanjo’s Movida product was designed as an alternative to these inefficient DIY practices from day one.

Over the following years, BeBanjo expanded the breadth and depth of the product offering. We added capabilities for reporting, for advanced metadata management, for long-term planning, and for linear channels - because broadcast is by no means dead and must work hand-in-hand with non-linear. We did so while aiming for high quality, with products and services that stand out from the competition.

BeBanjo has become a global organisation with offices in London, Madrid, and Los Angeles. With customers all around the world, BeBanjo makes 45% of its revenue in the USA, 45% in Europe, and 10% elsewhere.

Throughout our journey, we have developed long-term relationships with some of the biggest and most successful media companies in the world, such as WarnerMedia, BBC Studios, and ITV. Ask us - or directly ask your friends in the industry! - for references. We’re confident you will hear great things about working with BeBanjo.

Our Values

Here are some of the constant objectives - or values - that collectively guide our decisions and actions as a company:

  • We aim to delight customers with products and services that stand out from the competition. We aim to delight your technology teams, who are all too often used to under-performing vendors. We aim to delight your users by empowering those who are doing the job day-to-day.
  • We aim to make BeBanjo a sustainable business. BeBanjo is not a VC-funded startup. It is a real business predicated on successful long-term relationships with customers. And, of course, sustainability also means we aim to minimise our impact on the world.
  • We aim to make BeBanjo a decent place to work. Our company culture is based on trust, accountability and inclusivity. We aim to build trusted long-term relationships, not just with customers, but with staff too.

Our Team

François Chabat
CEO
Steve Mills-Haunch
Director of Operations
John Mackinnon
General Manager, Americas
Patricia Blanco
Technical Account Manager
Lidia Blázquez
Technical Account Manager
Dan Meyer
Sales Manager
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