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Front Porch Digital: BBC S&PP selects DIVArchive and DIVAdirector

BBC Studios and Post Production’s Digital Media Services business — the commercial subsidiary of the BBC that preserves, remasters, and manages content for clients — recently selected Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive content storage management system and DIVAdirector media asset management systems.

These products will be used to provide long-term storage for clients’ assets alongside existing services such as film and tape digitisation, digital image restoration, and Digital Production Partnership (DPP) delivery.

“We are extending our existing services to provide reliable and secure off-site backup,” said Kevin Shaw, lead technologist for the Digital Media Services business. “This provides our clients with a simple disaster recovery option, safeguarding their precious assets and eliminating the need to invest in their own expensive archives. In the case of larger customers that are looking to set up their own archives, we already offer a consulting service, and the addition of Front Porch Digital products broadens the scope of the advice and assistance we can offer them.”

Said Rino Petricola, COO and general manager, at Front Porch: “It’s gratifying that Front Porch Digital systems will play a role in this important effort by further enhancing the one-stop digitisation, transcoding, restoration, and secure archiving service the team already provides.”