With offices in Berlin, Los Angeles, and New York City and operations throughout the world, Jesta Digital GmbH is one of the largest companies in the digital entertainment sector, delivering compelling products and services to millions of consumers at home and on the go. The company started as an internet gateway to bring business, news, and e-mail services to wireless users under the Jamba brand, and the company soon became one of the leading mobile device and digital content and application providers. Jesta Digital is home to a number of well-known and established brands, which deliver branded content, music, games, and applications to millions of mobile consumers.
Sold in 2004 to VeriSign Inc. in a deal valued at US$273 million, the company became a joint venture between News Corporation and VeriSign in 2006 to form the world’s largest provider of mobile entertainment—Fox Mobile Group. In 2010, the company was acquired by London-based Jesta Group to become Jesta Digital. Despite its young age, the company has achieved numerous chart successes with its custom mobile applications and digital characters.
“Jesta Digital was a former Red Hat customer. Oracle Linux provides the same source code and binaries plus better support and lower total cost of ownership, so we decided to move to Oracle Linux,” said Claudius Michalk, Director Business Systems Technology, Jesta Digital GmbH.