EVS MediArchive Director Scores UK First with input media

'Multi-tenant’ archiving solution enables sports TV production specialist to offer centralised and secure archive services

In a UK first, sports TV production specialist Input Media has invested in EVS’ media archive management solution, MediArchive Director, to help power its new digital archiving service. The end-to-end ingest-to-delivery system, featuring a multi-tenant media archive management option, means Input Media will be able to offer cost-effective, centralised and secure archive services to multiple sports federations – their first client for the service is The FA.

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Catering to sports federations looking to preserve and monetise their valuable content, the solution will enable Input Media to extend its current high-quality archive services, without having to make huge changes to its existing infrastructure. MediArchive Director provides a software-based toolset and web platform so organisations can centrally manage multiple archive digitisation and content delivery platforms.

“The key benefit of MediArchive Director is that we will be able to service multiple customers with a single archive system, allowing us to offer federations a cost effective asset management solution,” said David Wood, Executive Chairman at Input Media. “MediArchive Director will also help us streamline operations as it integrates seamlessly into our current EVS-based production environment.” The sports specialist will use its existing EVS IPDirector production asset management system to create all the content, and then import it directly into MediArchive Director along with all the associated metadata.

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The MediArchive Director system delivered to Input Media will rely on a complete set of virtualised servers to run the different applications and databases needed. It is compact and sustainable, and benefits from a low carbon footprint thanks to lower heat and power requirements.

“MediArchive Director is a perfect complement to EVS’ live production workflow. It vastly streamlines and improves the media asset management and delivery process, meaning that our customers can focus on delivering the highest quality and most competitive archive services to their clients,” said Benoît Fevrier, senior vice president of EVS Media. “Input Media is a very well respected name in sports TV production, and we are absolutely delighted that they have entrusted EVS to help power its new digital archiving service.”

Input Media’s new digital archiving service is expected to be up and running by the end of 2013.

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EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets – Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.

Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise the value of their media content.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and North and Latin America. Approximately 475 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally.

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