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Case Studies

Why The Guardian uses Signiant Media Shuttle to handle global sources of video

The Guardian recently went through a "multi-media IT transformation" with Signiant as a core componant. This case study details what they are up to and why they chose Signiant.

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Rushing Digital Yards: The Detroit Lions’ accelerated approach to media distribution

With Media Shuttle, the Lions were not only able to reach local and nonlocal stations, but many smaller stations with limited budgets around the nation.

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London-based global broadcaster creates a new pathway for high-speed, large file delivery

This broadcaster operates in 77 countries, in over 60 million homes, in 15 languages, and centers its business on fast, efficient delivery of content globally, where programs must be edited, dubbed and subtitled anew for regional rebroadcast, then sent to regional playout center partners. Delivering the entire US catalog of programming across the world via the corporate network is no small task—nor is the daily workload of sending large files between 2 GB to 12 GB.

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Post Office Films finds success with large file movement software

Post Office Films is a post house based in Budapest and works with hundreds of films and production houses globally. They are accustom to the challenges of transfering large media files (up to 2 TB of video files in a day), and often juggle three or four productions at one time. They sorely needed an FTP replacement — it was slow and cumbersome — and had resorted to shipping physical media and flying in editors.

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Hearst Television gains a “tremendous advantage” with Signiant’s private cloud solution, Managers+Agents

Hearst’s new system—called UploadSpot—leverages Managers+Agents from Signiant to deliver a private cloud solution that centralizes ingest processing, and distribution across the 29 Hearst US local stations. Using the UploadSpot system, local commercials to be aired on a particular station are delivered directly to the Centrally Hosted systems, instead of the local station.

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RadicalMedia: A leading global media studio achieves their longtime goal: seamless digital operations

RadicalMedia is a multi-disciplinary company that crafts notably moving content such as feature films, television, commercials, music videos, documentaries and digital programming. The company long dreamed of becoming a seamless digital studio across their bicoastal and international locations. We worked with them to not only achieve that goal, but also put in place a fully bandwidth-optimized system. Now, they turn out their sought after work much faster and with far less stress.

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Local Hero Post: A boutique post production studio closes the digital gap in end-to-end feature film production

Local Hero Post has been a file-based studio since opening their first location in Hollywood nearly a decade ago, during the RED camera revolution’s genesis of professional digital filmmaking. However, like many media companies, they struggled with a critical technology gap trying to send large and numerous high resolution files.

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Harbor Picture Company: A New York premium brand enables next generation collaborative workflows

Harbor Picture Company has designed and built some of the most state-of-the-art post production facilities in NYC. They already occupy 50,000 sq. ft in Soho, and just broke ground on New York’s largest scale theatrical mix stage and premier screening room with Atmos, 3-D, and 4K projection. Harbor also deployed Signiant’s Media Shuttle, a hybrid SaaS large file transfer solution to address a critical aspect of the next phase in their business growth.

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Broadmedia: Terrestrial Digital Cinema Distribution Using Signiant Technology

With the use of Signiant technology, Broadmedia was able to successfully distribute DCPs over the Internet at scale.

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A growing international agency delivers on its promises, by delivering large media files faster

Chimney Group, a full-service filmmaking and creation agency headquartered in Stockholm, tried everything from open-source to FTP for local and international file deliveries before finding Media Shuttle. Here's their story.

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How one Post-Production Supervisor makes everything possible with the right file transfer solution

Accord Productions has put the three Media Shuttle portal modes to use in a highly optimized way, allowing them to "operate much larger than they are." Read the full case study for details.

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Turner International: Delivering a Global Vision

Turner, one of the United States’ largest global media companies, currently delivers international programming through 38 brands in 36 languages to more than 200 countries via its Technology and Operations team.

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At Discovery, over 600 production partners are delivering to the cloud, turning what took days… into just hours.

At Discovery Communications, a file delivery process that once involved the shipment of thousands of data tapes from around the world into the U.S. media giant’s Quality Control center has been reimagined for the cloud.

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Berliner Synchron Chooses Signiant for Fast, Secure, and Managed File Exchanges with Business Partners

Working with the foremost motion picture distributors, Berliner Synchron has built its business on top-shelf service and high-quality dubbing in all European languages. Using Signiant, they help clients maximize the revenue potential of their movies and other content by speeding the distribution of foreign language versions to market.

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Deluxe Conquers Film Distribution Deadlines Reliably and Securely with Signiant Media Manager

A film's domestic version can change throughout the post-production process, typically very close to its release date, leaving little time to make the necessary changes to the international versions. To meet increasing industry demands, Deluxe chose to transition from hardware and satellite-based distribution technology to file-based technology from Signiant.

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Epix Uses Signiant to Bring HD Content Workflow Innovation to Marketplace

Signiant was a key technology partner in EPIX's ability to streamline media workflows and automate back-end processes to help drive profitability. The multi-platform approach EPIX developed necessitates the free-flow of large file sizes between in-house studios, cable and online distribution channels and multi-screen end users.

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Digital Domain Saves Time and Optimizes Production Workflows with Signiant

Digital Domain chose Signiant's file movement software to meet the company's high throughput requirements, streamline the file transfer process and increase editing productivity, . The solution's central management functionality enables Digital Domain's production staff to speed delivery of content while monitoring the multi-step process of creating 3D content from 2D original material.

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Signiant Helps Deliver On-Demand Video for NBC’s Online Coverage of the Vancouver Games

NBC chose Signiant software because of its process automation capabilities. After content is successfully delivered, a confirmation of receipt is automatically generated so that the URLs can be published. Because the volume of content was large, automation of workflows, job monitoring and delivery receipts were critical to deliver the Winter Games online successfully.

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NFL Network Moves Gameday Footage Coast-to-Coast With Signiant

Using Signiant, NFL Films footage from each game can be uploaded to a secure, shared, digital storage folder to be reviewed and edited by NFL Network employees. These clips are then securely sent across a high-speed, Wide Area Network (WAN) spanning almost 3,000 miles.

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PMG Moves to File-based Delivery with Signiant

Signiant's software helps Premier Media Group distribute a diverse amount of content from various sources across the globe through peer-to-peer content movement within the FOX, Sky and the wider News family, in addition to easily exchanging content with other key partners.

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NBC News Chooses Signiant for File Transfers to Support Coverage of Royal Wedding

For the royal wedding coverage, editors were able to create preliminary cuts of raw footage in London using Avid Media Composer, and then activate the Signiant-ATM transfer from within the Avid software. In New York, editors were able to directly access the footage in minutes, and then perform final editing to cut the video into breaking news or nightly features on the wedding.

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SDI Media Saves Time and Money with Signiant’s Intelligent File Movement Software

Given its broad industry reach, SDI sought a solution that was widely accepted by the media and entertainment industry. With Signiant, the company felt secure knowing that many of the world's leading broadcasters and studios entrust their digital media management to Signiant.

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Lifetime Networks Moves HD and SD Content Cross Country with Signiant

Using Signiant, Lifetime transfers its video content considerably faster than it could using traditional distribution of physical tapes and at a significantly lower cost than real-time video circuits. Lifetime estimates that it transfers dozens of promos a day and more than 100 promos a week using Signiant.

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Building Media-Centric Video Facilities, Channel Five Implements a File-Based Workflow

With multiple sites across London and a mix of outsourced and in-house resources, Five's model presented a number of challenges as it looked to evolve its tape-based operation to a file-based workflow. Yet the broadcaster regarded the move to a file-based workflow as much more fundamental than a technology project. It's a business transformation, driven by a change in culture, enabled by technology.

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Signiant Keeps Current TV Viewers …Current

Approximately one-third of Current's on-air broadcast consists of user-generated content, submitted via short-form, non-fiction video "pods." Each pod, which runs between two and 12 minutes in length, is created and submitted by viewers in more than 51 million households spanning the U.S., U.K., and Ireland via the Current website.

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Signiant Media Exchange Faciliates Fast, Secure Transfer of Video Assets for Japan’s Mainichi Broadcasting System

In observance of MBS’s anniversary, “Around the World in 60 Days” plotted the adventures of Japanese journalist Nishi Yasushi as he traveled to multiple destinations on each continent and sampled the food and local culture along the way. Every day, the engineering team used the So-Air service to file video reports from each location over public Internet connections using Signiant software.

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