media file transfer

Signiant is the market leader in file transfer software for the media and entertainment industry. We specialize in moving large media files across the global quickly and securely, and our extreme file sharing solutions are particularly well suited for the demanding pace and needs of the industry. Our newest media file transfer product called Media Shuttle is a hybrid SaaS solution that's easy to use, fast, and can send any size file.

Signiant is a member of a number of media associations including the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA), the International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers (IABM), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). We've also been recognized as a media technology leader for our work with media file transfer and workflow automation. In 2009, Signiant received a Hollywood Post Alliance Award for Engineering Excellence for our Content Distribution Management (CDM) software. More recently, Signiant was named among the winners of IBC’s coveted Innovation Awards in support of NBC Universal’s MICAH multi-format, digital media production workflow project. We were also the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2014 NAB Show by TV Technology magazine.

Some of the world’s largest broadcasters, studios, and media companies use Signiant for their media file transfer, content management, and workflow automation needs. ABC, NBC, ESPN, BBC and Fox Sports are all Signiant clients, and our software has been used extensively in Olympic Game coverage. Look through any of the following articles to learn more about media file delivery, or try sending a file with Media Shuttle.

For M&E organizations, file size limits are a deal breaker

Make no mistake, we love Dropbox for many business use cases, but we’ve long seen the challenges when these tools are attempted to use for large media files — most clearly, file size limits.

By Michael Darer Learn more

The demand for niche, local OTT content that’s driving the ultimate human-interest story

The popularity of OTT content remains unabated, driving innovation in not only consumer viewing experiences but the way media and entertainment companies create and deliver content.

By Meg Cater Learn more

Sure signs your media business is outgrowing FTP

Most users of Signiant’s SaaS solutions were once reliant on FTP to transfer large media files. Here’s what they have to say about the transition.

By Meg Cater Learn more

Oscars 2019 Winners: Congratulations to our customers!

We want to recognize and applaud our 30+ customers who were integral to creating this year’s Oscars award-winning films. Here they are…

By Grace Leman Learn more

Media Shuttle’s ‘My Transfers’ Gets an Overhaul

Media Shuttle has always had the option for users to view their file transfer history, but you’ll really like the new “My Transfers” feature.

By Victoria Burt Learn more

8K, Multi-Device, On-Demand, Everywhere: Margaret Craig on the Changing Media Landscape

The Record — a Microsoft-supported technology publication — recently invited Signiant CEO Margaret Craig to provide insight on changes and challenges the industry is facing, and what the future will likely hold.

By Meg Cater Learn more

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.

By Greg Hoskin Learn more

We’re Conducting a Joint Technology Demonstration with Media Links at NAB 2017

Signiant announces a joint demonstration with Media Links, the market leader in media over IP transport solutions, in the Media Links booth, SU5021 at NAB 2017, to transport mission-critical media files.

By Lexi Welsch Learn more

Good Things Come in Threes

Dave North, our Director of DevOps, walks through all three of Media Shuttle’s user interfaces and shows how everyone on the team can get a tailored view that’s made explicitly for the jobs they need to get done.

By Katie McKay Learn more

From FTP to open source file acceleration, Chimney Group tried it all

Chimney Group tried many different options to move media files throughout production, post-production and delivery — including FTP and open-source file acceleration — before adopting Media Shuttle.

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New case study on the Guardian’s use of Signiant technology

We were happy to have the chance to interview the Guardian’s Head of Applications, Matt Whiting, about their use of Signiant technology.

By Meg Cater Learn more

How to deliver DCPs over the Internet to theaters at scale

Sending DCPs over the Internet has been a goal of many media companies, especially those that work with multiple national and international theaters like Japan-based Broadmedia.

By Meg Cater Learn more