Premiere Digital and Vantage: Creating a Future-Proof Workflow!

LA-based Premier Digital, one of the largest encoding and distribution service companies in the world, has purchased multiple Telestream Vantage media-processing systems which are running on GPU-accelerated Lightspeed Servers  that creates a future-proof workflow!

“Typically, we receive masters from our customers, encode the files into our house format, store them into our digital asset management system, and on request from the content owners, we transcode the media and package the metadata to whatever the final delivery requirements are for the distribution channel,” explains Erik Anderson, Founder of Premiere Digital.

logo2Premier Digital is a multi-platform, multi-media digital content processing, storage and distribution “universe” for studios and independent content owners. They previously relied on siloed transcoding and manual workflow coordination efforts to handle these client driven tasks, so to replace their legacy systems with a more automated platform approach, Premier Digital chose the ultimate in streamlining, increase throughput, and of course stopping human errors by bringing in Telestream Vantage! The key requirement was that the platform could easily integrate with the rest of its IT infrastructure.

“After a thorough evaluation, we chose Vantage as our platform for the future, because it supports intelligent workflows, automates more processes, and provides higher quality throughput that is accelerated by the Lightspeed Servers. Already, we estimate that we have increased throughput and capacity by over 20 percent, while reducing rack space and related IT expenses,” said Geoff Bloder, VP of Technology at Premiere Digital.

Utilizing the Vantage SDK (Software Development Kit), Digital Premier has also been able to integrate Vantage into itsPressImage-VantageMPP_copy_789_490_70_s media processing pipeline which gives them a total all-in-one method of distribution.  “The intuitive Vantage workflow designer has enabled us to construct complex workflows within Vantage, and its ability to integrate easily with our third-party applications has really turned Vantage into a core component for our operations,” said Geoff Bloder, Premiere Digital.

teleindexTelestream’s Vantage® media processing platform is the foundation for a broad range of enterprise-class software products that allow content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily and efficiently ingest, edit, transform, package, monetize and distribute their media. The Vantage platform is based on a flexible service-oriented architecture that is made up of discrete services and connectors that combine to create powerful automated workflows – all under unified system control.  Vantage services provide transcoding, media capture, metadata processing, media analysis, and content assembly.  Vantage connectors enable seamless, API-level integration with third-party systems.

Make sure to visit Telestream @IBC2015 Hall 7 booth 7.G30 for products the create “smart workflow solutions!”


About Premiere Digital

Premiere Digital is a global leader in cloud-based digital asset management, storage and fulfillment. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Bangalore, Premiere Digital offers multi-media, multi-platform content processing, delivery, and storage for studios, independent content owners of all sizes and individual filmmakers. Our innovative software solutions and tools empower content owners in all aspects of media distribution from asset collection to storefront management. Additionally, we provide content owners and filmmakers with access to global distribution through aggregation deals with the most important digital, cable, and satellite VOD platforms.  For more information, visit

About Telestream

Telestream is a media infrastructure company known for its world-class digital video tools and workflow solutions, which allow users to ingest, edit, transcode, caption, monetise and distribute any type of video easily. Products include: • Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation software, built on the Vantage media processing platform, including powerful new camera ingest capabilities and tighter Avid integration • Tempo, a new time-adjustment solution for re-timing file-based content and intelligently adjusting the running time of shows and segments • Post Producer automated content assembly software with new Titler Engine, powered by NewBlueFX • VoD Producer for automated assembly of CableLabs-compliant VoD content • Lightspeed GPU accelerated server • Wirecast live streaming production software • Switch multiformat media playback, inspection and conversion software • Episode multi-format media encoding software • Pipeline network video capture and playout systems. Many of the world’s most demanding media and entertainment companies, as well as a growing number of users in a broad range of business environments, rely on Telestream products to streamline operations, reach broader audiences and generate more revenue from their media.


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