Beyond Expands Aspera Deployment Through Digistor
Global workflow with team collaboration and high speed content sharing helps meet tight production deadlines.
Beyond International, a leading production company with over 3,900 hours of global television to its credit, has expanded its deployment of Aspera’s high-speed fasp technology for production of hit shows such as Mythbusters, Selling Houses, Deadly Women, Behind Mansion Walls and Toy Box.
Beyond has a number of experienced program makers who create and produce programs across a number of genres, with a focus on factual entertainment, family and documentary programs and series broadcast on Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Seven, Nine, ABC, SBS and Lifestyle Channels.
Production of these highly rated shows depends on a complex global workflow, with teams collaboration and sharing content quickly to meet tight production deadlines. For example, Mythbusters is shot in San Francisco, edited in Australia with the Executive Producer in the United Kingdom.
Aspera Connect Server: Accelerating Transfers Across the Globe
Beyond was originally moving files internationally using FTP, and experienced the usual challenges with latency, dropouts and slow speeds. After a careful evaluation of available alternatives, Beyond selected and deployed Aspera Connect Server to move full resolution video between on-site locations, the creative post-production team, and the show producers. Aspera software has accelerated transfers across the Globe, eliminating production delays.
“The predictability of Aspera transfer performance and the added efficiencies in our workflows has allowed us to focus on the creative aspect of our business, without working about moving content from where it is created to where it is needed,” said Billy Cobbe, IT Manager.
“We don’t just like Aspera, we love it!” exclaimed Dan Tapster, EP Mythbusters
Business Needs Can Now Drive Selection of Location and Production
“Creating high-quality programming requires the ability to share and exchange content within teams regardless of where they are located, across continents and around the world,” said Michelle Munson, CEO and President of Aspera. “By leveraging Aspera’s high-speed transfer software, Beyond can let the business needs drive the selection of location and production rather than having it dictated by the infrastructure.”
“Beyond is ahead of the game leveraging its resources and creative teams across the globe to produce and deliver great content,” said Matt Wood, Account Manager at Digistor. "Digistor analyses customer workflows and recommends optimum production pipelines and Aspera's solutions are increasingly part of these solutions."
Since its establishment in 1984 the company has produced over five thousand hours of television programs for broadcast internationally including MythBusters, Beyond Tomorrow, Hot Property, Lab Rats, Behind Mansion Walls, Selling Houses Australia and Toy Box.
The international distribution division markets an extensive program catalogue sourced from third party producers and internal production. This business is headquartered in Dublin, with sales offices in London and Sydney.
The Home Entertainment division, established in 2005, focuses on digital and DVD distribution and is the second largest independent distributor of audiovisual home entertainment product in Australia and New Zealand.
Established in 2012, BeyondD the digital marketing division, consists of Digital Marketing Services, Digital Media Sales, and Digital Assets including websites, marketing databases and bespoke technology.
Aspera’s unwavering mission is to create the next-generation software technologies that move the world’s large data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. With the unstoppable explosion of Big Data in a world where IT and networking infrastructures are more diverse and flexible than ever, Aspera focuses on supplying innovative data transfer solutions that help organizations operate and collaborate more effectively on a global scale.
At the root of Aspera’s success lies our innovative, patented, highly efficient bulk data transport technology: fasp™ (fast, adaptive, secure protocol). This technology is unique and core to all Aspera high-performance file transfer software. Consistently ranked first in every WAN transfer throughput benchmark it was ever evaluated in, fasp outperforms software and hardware WAN acceleration solutions alike. For further information visit http://www.asperasoft.com.