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A+E Networks UK addresses content file movement with Signiant

26 February 2013
A+E Networks UK addresses content file movement with Signiant

A+E Networks UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB, is using Signiant’s Media Shuttle hybrid SaaS file transfer solution for easy, high-speed file transfers of massive content files to its broadcast partners across the globe. A+E Networks UK now maintains several Media Shuttle Workgroup portals allowing its entire product line of content to be transferred from A+E in New York to London quickly – for instance, transferring 70GB files between partners in just over an hour – from a branded, easy to use web portal. Meanwhile IT retains the power to determine where content is stored – on private networks or in the cloud – and how network resources should be allocated for maximum enterprise-wide efficiency. “As a long time user of Signiant solutions, we know their depth of expertise in network optimisation and file acceleration, and it clearly demonstrated in Media Shuttle,” said Tony Gill, director of Operations, A+E Networks UK. “Media Shuttle was easy to set up without IT intervention, even easier to use, and lets us leverage both the public and private cloud. With Media Shuttle we have gained a highly scalable system that’s reliable and effortless both internally and for our partners.” “A+E Networks UK’s experience with Media Shuttle shows that it’s indeed possible for end users and IT to achieve harmony even with demanding applications like extreme file transfers,” said Dave Nortier, managing director, Signiant EMEA. “In fact that’s our goal.” Signiant is showcasing Media Shuttle at BVE along with its UK-based resellers Altered Images, stand #C22, and Boxer Systems, stand #B32.

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