Telemedia (PTY) LTD Choses FileCatalyst for their Internal Operations

Ottawa, ONFileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce that Telemedia (PTY) LTD is now using FileCatalyst as a solution for their internal operations. Telemedia (PTY) LTD is a leading provider of dynamic media broadcasting services with a strong proven track record for supplying tailor made quality solutions. Telemedia (PTY) LTD is located in South Africa with their head office being in Rivonia, Johannesburg. They have also expanded beyond the African marketplace to serve clients in markets worldwide.

Telemedia (PTY) LTD provides the following services to their customers:


  • Satellite Telecommunications
  • Satellite Teleport Services
  • SNG and Flyaway Services
  • Provisioning of Broadcast Studios and Facilities
  • Broadcast Equipment Hire, and Sales with excellent after sales support


Telemedia is now using FileCatalyst Direct, a suite of server and client applications that accelerates point-to-point file transfers at speeds of up to 10Gbps for their internal operations. Utilizing a patented UDP-based file transfer technology, FileCatalyst overcomes the issues of slow file transfers caused by network impairments such as latency and packet loss. Telemedia has also implemented the client applications HotFolder and TransferAgent to their internal infrastructure, allowing users to send large files via a web browser to any email address and HotFolder is used for scheduling and automating file transfers.

FileCatalyst is incorporated with company proprietary information on our corporate infrastructure and operates as expected and we’re very happy with its performance,” says Charles Bates, Network Administrator at Telemedia (PTY) LTD.“We are very impressed with how FileCatalyst Direct, and the clients HotFolder and TransferAgent, greatly improve our file transfer times, while at the same time simplifying our workflows.”

“We are happy to announce that Telemedia (PTY) LTD is on board with FileCatalyst Direct, and we are happy to have another client added to our portfolio of African companies,” says Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing For FileCatalyst.

For other interested African companies, Inala Broadcast will be attending the Mediatech Africa trade show from July 19th to 21st at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, and they will representing FileCatalyst in booth C23. All attending are welcome to visit the booth and learn more about the entire FileCatalyst suite of products and solutions.

About FileCatalyst

Located in Ottawa, Canada, a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. Founded in 2000, the company has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, and printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as military and government organizations. 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 like 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 or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.

About Telemedia (PTY) LTD

Telemedia (PTY) LTD was founded in 1981 with a focus on the supply, installation and service support for radio and television broadcasting equipment. Since then Telemedia (PTY) LTD has evolved into a broad-­based media broadcast facility providing a sophisticated and versatile product range. Our strategy to invest in infrastructure ensures that we have acquired state-­of-­the-­art equipment in Satellite transmission, radio and television signal distribution, microwave and SNG services, studio production services to mention a few of our areas of expertise. We have also established a fully resourced workshop to attend to repairs and maintenance of satellite and broadcast equipment. We have initiated strategic ties with leading communications equipment suppliers who supply us with quality brands for our retail arm. In terms of expertise, our team of engineers has both the requisite qualifications and years of relevant experience. Our market expansion strategy has seen us grow and sustain our market share in Southern Africa and we continue to penetrate the global market from a position of strength and capability.

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