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Discovery Communications Moves to Box for Content Sharing and Collaboration in the Cloud
[December 19, 2012]

Discovery Communications Moves to Box for Content Sharing and Collaboration in the Cloud

LOS ALTOS, CA, Dec 19, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Box today announced that Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company, has elected to adopt Box to power collaboration and content sharing across its global organization of more than 4,500 people. Discovery chose Box to address both its employees' need to quickly and easily collaborate across teams and locations to produce their award winning content and meet its IT team's high standards for enterprise-grade security.

"Moving to the cloud has given us a new way to communicate and empowers users to work from anywhere on any device," said Sam Garfield, Vice President, Enterprise PMO at Discovery Communications, who is charged with bringing innovative software solutions to the company. "Box has been an incredible partner for us -- saving our business time and allowing us to better manage, store and secure documents easily." Discovery first bought Box licenses for the departments that had the greatest content-related needs, and was adopted quickly due to its ease of use and the deeply collaborative culture at Discovery. After several months, additional groups began to request access to Box, and today, eight months after the initial rollout, more than 2,100 employees in 40 offices around the world are using Box.

Discovery's employees use Box to collaborate and share files quickly and easily with their teams and with a wide variety of partners, including press, language translation services, advertising agencies, suppliers and production teams. In total, Box users at Discovery have stored more than 1,500 unique file types on Box, including PDFs, movie clips, images, and presentations. Box's support for a broad array of tablets and smartphones also ensures users have access to their content anywhere on any device, whether they are online or offline.


"Discovery is in the business of creating amazing content for people all around the world, and the best content comes from making it easy for talented, creative people to collaborate, no matter where they are or how they like to work," said Whitney Bouck, GM of enterprise at Box. "With Box, Discovery is tackling content sharing, collaboration and mobility with a service that's simple and intuitive for users, with rock solid security and administrative control." To learn more about Box's growth and momentum in the media and entertainment industry, please visit http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1 release_id=967799.

About Box Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, and extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce.

Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.

SOURCE: Box

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