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DreamWorks Animation selected Lenovo as Preferred Workstation Innovation Partner

Lenovo recently announced on 11th November 2021 that DreamWorks Animation has selected Lenovo as its Preferred Workstation Innovation Partner to deliver high-end power and performance that are needed by Dreamworks to bring their next cutting-edge animation feature films to life. This PC collaboration further strengthens the two companies’ partnership, as it expands upon Lenovo, a technology leader in the world, their current role as DreamWorks’ data centre innovation partner. As part of this multi-year agreement, DreamWorks will deploy Lenovo workstations, including the ThinkStation P620 and ThinkStation P920, across all departments for the development of content and characters, including the highly anticipated release of the studio’s upcoming film, “The Bad Guys.”

The extension of this partnership follows the rollout of a new on-premises Lenovo computing infrastructure designed to transform DreamWorks’ data center into a high-performance, ultra-scalable and sustainable operations center for all of its content creation.

There is an all-time high strong consumer demand for premium animated content around the world. DreamWorks Animation looked to Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group to find innovative workstation solutions that could keep up with its ever-scaling ambitions, increasingly complex workflows and faster production timelines. Lenovo workstations are designed for high productivity, engineered for power, performance and industry-leading reliability that allow artists to bring their creative ideas to life.

“At DreamWorks, the ability to operate our workflows at the speed of our creative thought process is critical in capturing those instant moments of expression that shape the unforgettable experiences our animators and creative professionals develop. Workstations need to exceed the demands of our artists’ relentless imaginations. Hardware needs to be an enabler; harnessing performance and speed to meet their expectations.” said Bill Ballew, Chief Technology Officer at DreamWorks. “We had the opportunity to test Lenovo’s ThinkStation P620 workstation and realized it’s a game changer for our workflows. Built on the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO architecture, the ThinkStation P620 drives new and improved performance for multi-threaded application environments that our team can take full advantage of.”

From 3D modeling, rigging, surfacing, and simulations to high performance animation and creating hyper-photorealistic renderings, DreamWorks Animation specialists, artists and engineers alike leverage high performance compute capabilities. By relying on the flexibility and future-proofed platforms that Lenovo’s workstations deliver, the DreamWorks’ team can focus on their creative ambitions knowing they are equipped with the world-class technology necessary to meet those complex workflows – now and in the years ahead. In addition to the Lenovo ThinkStation P620, DreamWorks Animation will also be able to take advantage of Lenovo’s most advanced dual processor workstation, the ThinkStation P920. Built with the latest generation of Intel® Xeon® processors, the workstation’s extreme performance will help DreamWorks accelerate their most challenging workflows in a production studio environment.

“We’re excited to expand our partnership with DreamWorks Animation and equip them with workstations that help accelerate their increasingly demanding workflows,” said Rob Herman, Vice President of Lenovo’s Workstation and Client AI Business Unit. “Our workstation collaboration further exemplifies Lenovo’s ability to holistically support our customers with the most advanced technology solutions available, allowing them to innovate faster and transform their respective industries.”

If you like to know and learn more about DreamWorks Animation and how they are strengthening their partnership with Lenovo to bring about the next evolution of production, please visit: https://techtoday.lenovo.com/us/en/workstations 

* Information courtesy of Lenovo Singapore and WE Communications *

Singtel and NBCUniversal launch DreamWorks in Singapore

Singtel and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) recently announced the launch of DreamWorks on Singtel TV and CAST in Singapore. For families with children, this would definitely be of interest to you! DreamWorks, a 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment.

From 1st June 2020, DreamWorks (CH 233) launches with a free preview available to all Singtel TV customers until 30th June 2020. For existing Singtel TV customers who are already on the Family Starter pack or the Singtel CAST Learning Plus pack, they will have access to the new DreamWorks channel at no additional cost.

Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director, Home, Consumer Singapore, Singtel said, “We are focused on expanding our range of entertainment content to ensure our customers enjoy more variety and viewing options. With viewership of both Singtel TV and CAST growing significantly especially over the last three months, DreamWorks joins our line-up at a good time to bring even more world class entertainment to our customers.”

“We are excited to be able to give even more Singaporeans access to our leading DreamWorks content by partnering with Singtel, one of the ultimate destinations for entertainment,” said Ms Christine Fellowes, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks, Asia Pacific. “With back-to-back programming featuring some of the most loved DreamWorks characters, we’re confident our growing slate will ignite the magic of adventure and imagination in even more households across the country.”

DreamWorks offers quality animation and storytelling in its kids and family content. Young viewers on Singtel TV and CAST can join panda cubs save the world on Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, as well as explore cultures and navigate obstacles worldwide in Where’s Wally?. Signature DreamWorks TV shows include Trolls: The Beat Goes On! from the blockbuster film Trolls, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dawn of the Croods, Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show and Turbo FAST.

Singtel TV customers can sign up for the Family Starter pack pack at singtel.com/TV or by calling 1609. Subscribers can stream DreamWorks by signing up for the Singtel CAST Learning Plus pack at $5.90 per month with no contract. Singtel customers signing up can enjoy the first 3 months’ subscription for free.

Singtel TV is the market share leader for pay-TV in Singapore, offering a total of 221 channels currently and they are available in 383,000 households. As for Singtel CAST, it streams live channels and on demand entertainment on mobile devices. Subscribers can choose from 7 content packs across sports, lifestyle, Chinese entertainment, English entertainment, children’s learning and education genres.

For families with children, do check out the launch of DreamWorks on Singtel TV and CAST. Do share this information with your loved ones, families, relatives and friends, Pass It On and Pay It Forward!

* Information courtesy of Singtel Corporate Communications, pictures courtesy of DreamWorks *