France Télévisions takes 10th MatrixStore cluster to the Archipelago of Mayotte
Cardiff, October 19, 2015. Object Matrix, the leading provider of object based nearline storage to the media and entertainment industries today announces that the France Télévisions group (French public television network) has ordered its 10th MatrixStore cluster to protect file based content on the islands of Mayotte, a French Department, located in the Indian Ocean.
Since 2012 Object Matrix has been a trusted storage partner of France Télévisions supplying nearline object storage in multiple locations and satisfying multiple workflow requirements.
“Working with Object Matrix, since 2012, has created a progressive and collaborative relationship that has provided integrated storage platforms that have worked as we need them to and as promised,” stated Erwan Roth, Deputy Technical Director. “Adding the 10th MatrixStore cluster to our global infrastructure is a direct result of working closely with the Object Matrix and IVORY teams to provide storage and workflow solutions that meet our specific needs” he added.
Updating the infrastructure at the remote locations is a complex process, given that a number of the stations broadcast content that is both locally produced and content that is delivered from central operations near Paris, in Malakoff. Fast access, high data security, excellent value for money, and ease of deployment are among the main advantages of deploying the Object Matrix solution in such environments.
“In todays fast turnaround and complex workflow environments, organisations require more from their technology partners than simple file system storage. At Object Matrix we work closely with our customers to ensure that the solutions we deliver add business benefit in a non-disruptive and integrated manner” stated Nick Pearce, co-founder Object Matrix. “Working with Erwan and the team at France Televisions confirms the importance of engaging collaboratively in order to produce solutions that solve real world problems” he added.
The 10th MatrixStore cluster consists of three 12 Terabyte nodes and is integrated and supported by Object Matrix representative IVORY and reseller DID Technology who are both located in Paris.
About France Televisions
France Télévisions is France’s number one audiovisual group with six national channels (outre-mer 1ère, France2, France3, France4, France5 and FranceÔ), plus a strong regional and overseas network. As the core French TV offering, it captures more than one-third of the audience in France. Boasting a range of complementary, distinctive channels, the group offers a diverse range of programming, allowing viewers to choose from satellite, DTT, ADSL, Internet, mobile phones, tablets, smart TV, etc. In this fast-changing environment, the number of different media is constantly increasing together with different types of usage. France Télévisions anticipates and adapts to new technologies in order to better satisfy viewers’ expectations and needs.
About DID Technology
Established in 2010, DID Technology is a certified reseller for leading professional video vendors such as Avid Technology, Adobe, Apple, AJA, Blackmagic Design and Object Matrix. The team of experts at DID Technology leverage their know-how to advise and integrate end-to-end solutions for video, audio, storage, collaboration, archive, transcoding, capture and playout services. DID works for producers, postproduction houses, broadcasters and institutions in France.
Founded in 2011, IVORY offers three services to the European Media industry: a strategic and operational consulting practice, a manufacturers representation, and develops a software platform to enhance Adobe® based graphics workflows called Automate-IT.
About Object Matrix
Object Matrix is the leading provider of object storage and nearline archive solutions to the media/entertainment industry. Based in Cardiff (UK), it has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, Fox Sports, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Deutsche Bank & the Miami Heat to name a few.
Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.