02.04.2002 – 10:34
ManagedStorage Delivers Digital Content Management Solution For Switzerland's Teleclub TV
Teleclub Increases Productivity And Quality Of Its German-Speaking Pay-TV Services With DIVArchive, A Distributed Intelligent Video Archiving Solution
ManagedStorage International, Inc. (www.managedstorage.com), today announced it has completed the design and implementation of their DIVArchive (Distributed Intelligent Video Archive) solution for Teleclub, Switzerland's first German-speaking pay-TV broadcaster. DIVArchive better enables Teleclub to manage their main video content repository, resulting in streamlined operations and improved quality of programming services on their advanced digital network.
"Teleclub has established its leadership in the pay-TV market and provides its viewers throughout Switzerland with the highest quality television services," said Andy Heiniger, Technical Manager at Teleclub, based in Zurich. "ManagedStorage's DIVArchive solution enables us to automatically archive and restore thousands of hours of video content, thus increasing our competitive position."
Teleclub uses DIVArchive to manage hundreds of movies and TV spots for its 85,000 subscribers' movie selections. DIVArchive tightly couples video servers and management software with the entire digital play-to-air system. This functionality enables Teleclub to streamline its operations and gain new efficiencies not possible in their former analog tape environment.
"We knew a central video archive was what we needed and the DIVArchive solution proved to be ideal for its reliability, openness, and ease-of-use," said Teleclub's Heiniger. "We also chose ManagedStorage due to the breadth and depth of their knowledge of storage management and broadcast technologies."
"We're pleased to help transform television services for another best-in-class broadcast customer with our DIVArchive solution," said Daniel Coetsier, ManagedStorage International's European President. "The DIVArchive solution gives Teleclub an optimal foundation for accommodating video content archive needs as it grows."
Teleclub's DIVArchive implementation is running on redundant NT and UNIX platforms. DIVArchive manages tape resources on StorageTek equipment, connects to Leitch video servers, and interfaces with an automation system via the VACP protocol from Harris Automation Solutions.
About ManagedStorage International:
ManagedStorage International, Inc., (MSI) the global provider of guaranteed data protection storage solutions, enables companies and leading Service Providers to strategically manage storage as a critical corporate resource. Its suite of turnkey Data Protection Services enables Service Providers and Value Added Resellers to offer guaranteed storage services to their customers. Additionally, MSI's Digital Content Management solutions help broadcast and healthcare companies efficiently manage the growing complexity of today's digital archives. ManagedStorage enables businesses to focus internal IT resources on initiatives that drive competitive performance.
The company was founded in 2000, with funding from Great Hill Partners and strategic investments from StorageTek and EMC Corp. Other investors include Providence Equity Partners, Inc., First Union Corporation, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Incorporated, and Equity Pier LLC. ManagedStorage is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA. For more information, visit www.managedstorage.com or call +1-800-397-1719.
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Teleclub, German-speaking Swiss's leading pay television service has been beaming the best contemporary films to its subscribers in Switzerland for fifteen years. In 2000, it took the business decision to equip itself for the move from a single channel to multiple channels, including two current title movie channels and services such as sport, Crime, Comedy, and Science Fiction, from Premiere World and Disney and Discovery.
Teleclub has an established customer base of more than 85,000 subscribers. For more information, contact www.teleclub.ch or call +41/1/947'87'87 or fax +41/1/947'87'00.
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