Founded in 1996

Tightrope is
the Pioneer of

Web-centric broadcast automation
and digital signage systems

1996

1997

Founded

Tightrope Media Systems was founded in 1997 by JJ Parker and Andrew Starks.

First Products

The first two products created by Tightrope wasAxisTV and Axis MC, video bulletin board and media retrieval software for schools.

2000

2001

2008

2015

Cablecast

Cablecast, introduced then as AxisCS, was created to help PEG TV stations manage their schedule and automation better. This was in the days of VHS tapes and composite video.

Video Servers

To serve our PEG customers better we created some of the first digital video servers for television playback.

2005

2013

2018

Signage Boom

With flat-screen LCD prices dropping, digital signage became an industry! Carousel was a stable, mature product in a market that was taking off.

ZEPLAY

Leveraging our early video server expertise, we created an instant replay server for live sporting events. Today ZEPLAY lives on an an independent company.

Modernizing PEG

After we brought out PEG customers through upgrades from SD to HD broadcast we continued to help modernize their operations with new internet-based video delivery.

Carousel Cloud

The latest evolution in our long history in digital signage, Carousel Cloud boasts deep enterprise CMS features with the ease of deployment of a SaaS product.

Growing

Tightrope went through many growing pains as we brought the company from a scrappy startup to a mature, growing company.