Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, has announced that Flower TV has chosen FileCatalyst to accelerate and automate the transfer of video content between their headquarters in Bangalore, India and their playout facility in Moosburg, Germany to enhance productivity and facilitate the launch of their new channel, 24 News, airing November 1, 2018.
Flowers TV is a 24-hour Malayalam general entertainment TV channel from Insight Media City, an international media campus headquartered at Kochi, Kerala, India. Flowers TV has been on the air since April 2015 and holds the broadcast rights to the North American Film Awards. Flowers TV has also captured the minds of the global Malayali audience with the launch of a second channel, Flowers International, within 10 months of their launch.
When sending content between their headquarters in Bangalore, India and their playout facility in Moosburg, Germany, Flowers TV previously leveraged traditional FTP based file transfer solutions, which was a time-consuming process. They needed a solution that was advanced, simple, reliable, secure and provided a constant output, regardless of latency. Flowers TV also needed automation and scheduling features.
To overcome these issues, Flowers TV has chosen FileCatalyst to provide accelerated, secure and reliable file transfers. They installed the Filecatalyst Direct software suite, with FileCatalyst Direct Server at the Germany location on a 500 Mbps link and Filecatalyst HotFolder client application at the Kerala location to provide client-side automation.
FileCatalyst Direct, FileCatalyst’s flagship solution, is a suite of server and client applications that accelerates point-to-point file transfers, resulting in transfer speeds hundreds of times faster than traditional FTP transfers. FileCatalyst’s solutions leverage a patented UDP-based file transfer technology that overcomes the issues of slow file transfers caused by network impairments such as latency and packet loss.
FileCatalyst Hotfolder is a client application that lets users configure automation tasks as simple or as complex as required. Clients can automatically submit files into an organization’s workflow, as well as download files from online file areas.
“As we have grown to include a new channel and new broadcast facility in Germany, our need for a more bandwidth efficient and robust file transfer solution has also grown,” said Anil Ayoor, Executive VP of Flowers TV. “After reviewing our options, we are happy to say that FileCatalyst has addressed all of our needs, and they will help Flowers TV grow into our next chapter.”
“The media and broadcast space has always been challenged with moving video content, and with OTT and high-definition formats becoming the ‘norm,’ this challenge continues to grow,” said Alan Atkinson, VP of Business Development & Marketing for FileCatalyst.
“We are happy to see that FileCatalyst has provided our client with fast, secure and reliable file transfer solution. Since deploying FileCatalyst, Flowers TV has immediately been able to increase efficiency by sending file files at their maximum line speed,” said Director of QC Infotech, Sunny John, FileCatalyst’s channel partner in India.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award-winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. The company, founded in 2000, has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, printing, military, and government including many Fortune 500 companies.
FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods including FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more visit www.filecatalyst.com or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.
About Flowers TV
Apprehending the taste of the real television viewers in Kerala, Flowers TV catered a visual feast on screen. With a fresh look and feel, along with a variety of programs, Flowers TV grabbed the mind of the Malayali audience across the globe with the launch of Flowers International in a small period of 10 months.
In the category of reality shows, Flowers TV has aggregated a variety of excellent shows like Star Challenge, Smart How, Comedy Super Nite and the Indian Music League. These shows became the favorites of their audience who have seen their favorite film stars coming to television as presenters and contestants.
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