MultiChoice partners with Datacentrix for content archiving retrieval

The company’s new enterprise storage solution provides a platform for high-resolution and proxy files, and drastically improves the storage and management of content on the DStv channels.

Leon van Wyk, MultiChoice head of department for the Media Technology Media Asset Management (MAM) division said, “The installation process took place in two phases, providing a platform for high resolution and proxy files, with the project completed in March 2017.”

Van Wyk added, “The hardware for our MAM system runs on a five-year cycle, with a planned refresh at the end of this period. From the start of this project, we knew it was time to go big and go different for the archiving and retrieval of our media clips for insert and news productions and delivery to all our platforms.”

The new platform’s increased storage capacity and management software means that less footage is archived, allowing for faster access to media and improved workflows.

“The time freed up by not having to wait for archive footage bottlenecks will have significant implications for the business’s strategy moving forward, and allow the further evolution of creative offerings to our viewers,” said Leon van Wyk.

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