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Media Shuttle’s Storage Independence – Customers Embrace the Choices »

When talking about the cloud it is always easy to confuse hype with reality. Cloud-adoption within the M&E industry remains uneven, particularly when it comes to content storage and processing. That's why Media Shuttle allows customers to have either cloud storage, on-premises storage, or a mix of both.

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October 1st, 2017 – a Landmark Day in the Migration to File-based Delivery in the UK »

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP), an industry organization comprising UK broadcasters BBC, BT Sport, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV, Sky and UKTV, recently announced that as of October 1st its members will no longer accept delivery of programs on videotape. This is a real watershed moment in the transition from videotape to files as the primary medium for moving video content across the M&E supply chain.

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Streaming to the Cloud with Flight, One of Many New Flight Capabilities »

Signiant CTO Ian Hamilton recently wrote an article about the challenges of economically getting high-quality contribution video feeds from remote events back to a permanent facility for, in this case, live processing and delivery to a CDN for live streaming to consumers. This requires a tool - such as Signiant Flight, capable of overcoming the issues of latency and packet loss. Here's an update on some of Flight's new features and benefits and a look at some of its use cases.

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IBC Innovation Awards: Some Congratulations Are in Order »

Another year, another successful IBC in the books! As usual, it was an event filled with industry innovations and newly emerging technologies being showcased across the RAI’s 15 halls. Sunday was one of the show’s biggest nights as hundreds gathered for the IBC Innovation Awards Ceremony. Split into three categories, the award winners are recognized for the “best applications of technology to achieve a real goal for the broadcaster or media company”.

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Imagine downloading half a million one hour shows, in HD, from Netflix »

Media Shuttle continues to evolve as we provide new features and capabilities, and one constant has always been our laser focus on ease of use, and support for ever more efficient workflows. But what it really all boils down to is how well the solution works for the users who actually send, receive and share files through the Media Shuttle portals. From this perspective, the breadth and depth of adoption and usage, and the rate at which these continue to grow, has been staggering. Check out some numbers from our current customers that speak louder than words.

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Upgrades? Who doesn’t hate manual upgrades? »

Enterprise software upgrades – three words that strike fear into the heart of any sysadmin running complex applications, or applications that have not been upgraded in a while. I was recently involved in upgrading an issue tracking application that had not been kept up to date (its last upgrade was 2013), and it really helped reinforce for me one of the key benefits of SaaS: “managed upgrades”.

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All Accelerated File Transfer Solutions Are Not Created Equal – Don’t Just Take Our Word For It »

We spend a lot of time at Signiant explaining why our person-initiated accelerated file transfer solution - Media Shuttle - is so much better than using TCP-based solutions, such as FTP or online file sending and sharing platforms. But what about all those people who already understand that an accelerated file transfer solution is what they really need or those who have already invested in such a solution, from a vendor other than Signiant, but are finding that it’s not meeting their needs?

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New Content Protection Option for Sending Files with Media Shuttle »

With the latest high-profile cyberattack within Media & Entertainment, this one on HBO, occurring just months after the much-reported hack of Netflix's Orange is the New Black, cybersecurity and the importance of safeguarding valuable media content is once again on everyone’s mind.

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What is UX and Why Does it Matter? »

At Signiant, we pride ourselves on ease of use and providing a great user experience for all of our products. So much that we have an in-house UX Designer working side by side with our engineering, product, and marketing teams. While I've been working closely with Ryan since he came on board at the end of last year, I finally had the opportunity to sit down with him to learn a bit more about UX and how he applies it to everything he does.

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And Now For Something Completely Different… »

With our deep roots supporting the M&E sector, and its common need to move large files over distance, it is easy to forget that Signiant has long had customers from other industries. Often utilizing very different data types, workflows and tools - and typically involved in products and services utterly unlike those in the media space - many of these industries nevertheless share M&E’s need for fast, reliable, and secure solutions for the movement of their valuable data.

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