Press release: Feb 10, 2021 – Bergen, Norway:
First announced on www.fonngroup.com
Fonn Group is expanding its reach in the American & Brazilian markets and have recently signed a partnership agreement with CIS Group, a US based distributor and digital systems designer and integrator. CIS Group will be reselling solutions from Fonn Group companies 7Mountains and Mjoll in US and Brazil, with the flagship products DiNA and Mimir, as well as providing design, commissioning and support services for the product line in these regions.
“We are pleased to have CIS Group on board. CIS has in-depth knowledge of the media markets, in addition to many years of experience with groundbreaking technologies like Dina and Mimir”, says Isaac Hersly, CEO of Fonn Group Americas.
"We at CIS are very excited to be working with the teams at Mjoll and 7 Mountains. What they have been able to do in such a short amount of time, from MVP to a released product, is extremely impressive and a direct result of their experience in this industry and their commitment to addressing the markets’ evolving needs. It’s clear to us that the dynamics of content creation are changing rapidly, and these cloud-native solutions are uniquely positioned to address the most pressing needs of the next generation of media management." – Matt Silva, CEO of CIS Group.
Mimir is a cloud-based media management and production tool for journalists and video editors. It is used by broadcasters, media houses, production companies and other organisations in need of a smart media management solution. Mimir customers are, amongst others, Al Arabiya News Channel, Danish Radio, IMG, TV 2/FYN, Sky News Australia, Canal9/Kanal9, and ausbiz. Mimir is awarded the 2020 Product of the Year by the NAB Show and the TVBEurope Best of Show 2020 IBC Showcase award.
Dina is a cloud news and storytelling platform that is built for multiplatform storytelling and publishing, collaboration, and for journalists to work from anywhere. DiNA launched for the US and worldwide market in early 2020 and is awarded the TV Technology Future Best of Show Award and the 2020 Product of the Year award by NAB Show. DiNA customers are, amongst others, TV 2 / FYN, TV SYD, ausbiz, and Canal9/Kanal9.
About CIS Group
For over 30 years, CIS has been a distributor and digital systems designer and integrator, providing innovative technology solutions to a multitude of clients in various regions. In doing so, the company has focused on putting their clients’ budgets to good use by optimising their workflows, ultimately enabling them to maximise creativity. CIS’s core expertise lies in broadcast and entertainment, but they also service non-media institutions, such as houses of worship, educational entities, and corporates.
Headquartered in Florida, USA, CIS also has offices and representatives in Brazil (Rio and São Paulo), New York, Boston and Portugal, collectively servicing the Americas, Caribbean, and Southern Africa. Learn more about CIS here.
About Fonn Group
Fonn Group is a technology group headquartered in Media City Bergen, Norway, and with an office in New York City. The group invests in companies delivering production and journalistic tools for the media and entertainment industry. In the Fonn Group portfolio, you find software companies Mjoll and 7Mountains and Nordics professional equipment reseller and systems integrator, Mediability.