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Input Media scores with EVS MediArchive Director

10 September 2013
Input Media scores with EVS MediArchive Director

Sport TV production company Input Media has invested in EVS’ media archive management solution, MediArchive Director, to help power its new digital archiving service.

The ingest-to-delivery system features a multi-tenant media archive management option and will allow Input Media to offer centralised and secure archive services to multiple sports federations ­ their first client for the service is The FA. The company will be able to extend its current archive services, without having to make huge changes to its existing infrastructure.

“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 company 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.

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.

“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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