Multichoice choose MatrixStore in South Africa

Multichoice choose MatrixStore in South Africa

Object Matrix, award winning providers of hybrid cloud storage solutions to the media industry, has provided 288 TB of MatrixStore object storage to MultiChoice, the leading Sub-Saharan Africa broadcaster to store and manage the content for Tshwane TV.

Tshwane TV is a new contemporary TV channel that provides high-quality programming that's entertaining, informative and educational for News, Sport, Movies and so much more. With the increasing need to manage, protect and access all content created, Tshwane TV required a solution that enabled simple ingest of assets onto a secure archive platform that will protect and future-proof content whilst being easy to find and share at all times.

By implementing MatrixStore, the on-premise object storage platform, Tshwane TV has greater flexibility in the way it manages its assets. Being able to automate the workflow and have easy access to its content using MatrixStore's suite of applications including Vision, the web-based browser that manages digital assets, will enable Tshwane TV to focus on revenue generation. And as content generation increases, MatrixStore can scale as required.

Clifford Ramabale, Chief Engineer, Multichoice, Commented:

"The basis for the project was to find a platform that can manage our growing volume of content, protect it and have it instantly available. MatrixStore was an attractive solution for us because it is built for media workflows and because of the flexibility and scalability it affords. Also having Vision to browse our content plays a big factor and we really look forward to using it."

The multiple award-winning media focused Hybrid Cloud solution, MatrixStore, is designed to solve the challenges faced by media organisations that archive, ingest and share video content in house or globally.

Peter Watling, Sales Manager, Object Matrix, added:
"Tshwane TV will really benefit from implementing MatrixStore to protect and future proof its valuable content. With little management required and ease of use, the teams now have fast access to their assets through our intuitive applications. Initially, the cluster will be installed in one location with plans to expand throughout the footprint linking up the business units"

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the award winning software company that pioneered object storage and the modernisation of media archives. Our on-prem and hybrid cloud storage solutions bring operational and financial benefits to our customers by securely managing content at every stage of its lifecycle; from ingest and nearline to archive and distribution. Deployed where you need it, our technology is non-proprietary, integrates into existing workflows, enabling you to work locally and share globally.

Our flexible approach, coupled with our focus on the media industry, means that our customers can trust us to deliver the solution they need. Our domain expertise, solutions and world class support are tailored to meet the growing demands faced when creating, archiving and sharing media content. Customers include: BBC, Orange, France Televisions, BT, HBO, TV Globo, MSG-N and NBC Universal.

Stacey Pearson stacey@touchvision.co.za


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