Global production company Endemol has deployed Front Porch Digital’s DIVArchive CSM system and DIVAdirector media asset management (MAM) system across its portfolio of companies.
The deployment is part of a major installation that overhauls Endemol’s content storage and management infrastructure to automate file-based deliverables and aims to simplify access to its archive. The new system also ensures compliance with the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) AS-11 standard. Amsterdam-based Endemol is the largest independent television and digital production company in the world, with about 90 companies in 30 countries.
DIVArchive is at the core of Endemol’s production workflow, where it serves as the management layer driving a Spectra Logic t950 library that houses HD masters stored on LTO-6 tape. DIVArchive is connected to Endemol’s post production environment, storing and retrieving complex objects and backing up content to the remote tape library through both automated workflows and actions that users control in the DIVAdirector MAM interface.
DIVArchive fully supports the AS-11 DPP format by using adapted media-centric features at the archive level, such as inline transcoding operations, partial file restore, and constant file monitoring and checksums.
“Endemol works with more than 300 broadcasters, digital platforms, and licensees worldwide and distributes about 2,500 hours of content per year, so it is impossible to overstate the company’s significance,” said Rino Petricola, COO and general manager, Front Porch Digital. “The installation at Endemol is a prime example of DIVArchive’s ability to transform content storage management and streamline production operations on a massive global scale.”