ITV Studios to utilise Sohonet Media Network for content delivery and collaboration
London, UK, September 3, 2015 – Sohonet, the leading global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that ITV Studios, the UK’s biggest production and distribution company, has expanded their network infrastructure with the Sohonet Media Network (SMN).
In response to the media industry’s shift towards digital media and the rapidly increasing demand for fast and secure data transferral, award-winning programmer, ITV Studios recently migrated to a multi-Gbps capable Sohonet architecture at their world-renowned facility on London’s Southbank. ITV Studios has implemented the Sohonet Media Network to support its UK operation and ensure the seamless, secure and fast delivery of its high-value data across the UK to and from its numerous collaborators.
ITV Studios now has the ability to collaborate directly with hundreds of partners and clients worldwide who are already utilising the Sohonet Media Network for reliable and secure file transfer, while benefitting from bursting capabilities offered by Sohonet. Sohonet’s Modal Average Pricing allows customers to run their infrastructure at far higher utilisation levels thereby minimising expenditure on unneeded bandwidth by leveraging a simplified burst management capability.
Robert O’Brien, Application Manager of ITV Studios said, “Sohonet’s global connectivity infrastructure will enable us to effectively and cost-efficiently share and deliver data to many of our industry partners. Sohonet understands the M&E industry and is consistently reliable. Having been a Sohonet Nibble (Internet) customer for a number of years, we are now looking forward to fully utilising the Sohonet Media Network.”
“Media and entertainment companies creating and managing content understand how important a role their network infrastructure plays in the delivery and creation of high-value media assets. ‘The ability to transfer large amounts of video quickly, reliably and securely while minimising cost is essential,” said Gary Negus, Director of Sales at Sohonet. “We look forward to expanding our service offering to ITV Studios and providing the same level of excellent service as they continue to invest in their network’.
Sohonet offers a range of Connected Cloud Services that enable clients to manage, store and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively – all backed up by unrivalled technical support. To learn more, please visit us at www.sohonet.com.
Sohonet is the leading global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. Fully independent, with almost 20 years media expertise, Sohonet offers a range of Connected Cloud Services that enable clients to manage, store and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively – all backed our fast, flexible and phenomenal service. Our Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe and providing a fast lane to established and emerging cloud platforms. For further information please visit www.sohonet.com.
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