NRK picks ioGates portal8 January 2015
Public service broadcaster Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has chosen an ioGates-powered portal with the aim of making it easy to share and exchange audiovisual content among its various departments and content partners. ioGates supplies similar hosting solutions to broadcasters such as Danish Broadcasting Corporation, TV3 Sport, TV 2 Denmark, and SBS Discovery.
“We’ve used other widely available video-sharing services in the past, but we were looking for a faster, more uniform solution built for video professionals, one that would make it possible to share daily rushes among producers, directors, and others involved in new productions in order to make editing and programming decisions without delay,” said Per Berge Engebretsen, post producer at NRK Drama. “We also wanted recipients to be able to view the content directly within the browser or cells without having to download it first. The ioGates portal fulfills those requirements and more.”
The ioGates solution allows NRK users to upload, convert, share, and distribute content in any video format, making it possible for its departments and programme producers to send, receive, and approve professional video files quickly.
ioGates uses 2048-bit EV certificates to encrypt communication between users and its servers, and while on ioGates servers, files are protected by redundancy and three parallel backup systems.
“Having NRK as the second national broadcaster to use ioGates is a real testament to the platform’s ability to accelerate workflows with the utmost security in a dynamic broadcast environment,” said ioGates CEO Jesper Andersen. “NRK can be confident knowing it will make its production deadlines with this simple yet sophisticated web-based GUI that anyone can use immediately.”