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IBM Cloud Video scores new customers

IBM has announced new customers for the company’s Aspera hybrid cloud-based content sharing service.

Dubai-based producer/distributor Beelink Productions has been using Aspera to distribute drama content to its customers, while German action film producer Action Concept has been using the file-sharing service to transfer large volumes of video material between its German facility and a business partner in South Korea.

UK-based VFX outfit Outpost VFX is now using Aspera to transport its portfolio of feature film, broadcast and advertising, music promos and virtual reality content.

IBM Aspera Files is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that enables the sharing and transfer of large files and directories directly from its native storage environment whether on premises or in the cloud.

The service is offered as an all-inclusive platform hosted on the IBM Cloud with built-in Aspera transfer service and IBM Cloud object storage.

There is also a new pay-as-you-go option enabling a wider range of customers to use Aspera.

IBM has also revealed that its live cloud video service Ustream has been used to live stream musical instrument company Roland

Corporation’s 24-hour international music festival, which took place this week.

The showcase event spanned major cities such as Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, and Paris, and featured live musical performances and more than 30 product launches.

Created in January 2016, IBM Cloud Video, which includes Aspera and Ustream, supports media companies including HBO, A+E Networks, BBC America, Scripps Networks Interactive and Verizon.