FileCatalyst & TVtibi Case Study

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Profile

Ready, Set, Sync! is the company behind TVtibi, a “TV… Everywhere!” platform that helps content owners reach new customers and launch new channels at an affordable cost. TVtibi is a global, a-la-carte video service offering individually purchased channels, series, episodes, and movies through both live and on-demand content, via their downloadable app. This approach allows users the ability to pay the TV they want to watch and  eliminates the need to purchase channel bundles. Users are then able to access content on televisions, computers, phones, and tablets.

Challenges

The programming on TVtibi is made up of content from a variety of providers globally. These content providers want to send their content digitally and they need the ability to these large video files up to the cloud, quickly, securely, and reliably. Providers also need to be able to download content from the cloud quickly. Today’s video files are large and often more than 100 GB, and this trend will continue as high-resolution video becomes more commonly used.

Traditionally, sending a file this size could take hours, depending on the geographic location, which is unacceptable for TVtibi, who receives numerous files daily. To meet the needs of their clients, TVtibi also needed to ensure that the solution was user-friendly, secure and simple to implement. Additionally, the solution had to be cost-effective.

Solutions

TVtibi chose FileCatalyst Direct, a suite of client and server applications that enable point to point accelerated file transfers at speeds of up to 10 Gbps to meet their needs. FileCatalyst HotFolder, a desktop application installed on the end-user’s machine to allow for the creation of automatic scheduled, was also deployed.

Results

Using FileCatalyst technology has given TVtibi clients an easy, cost-effective way to move digital content at accelerated speeds.

FileCatalyst Direct allowed TVtbibi to accelerate their transfer speed by maximizing their existing infrastructure and realize speeds hundreds of times faster than FTP. FileCatalyst HotFolder provided TVtbib with the ability to schedule regularly occurring uploads, also at blazing speeds.

Files that traditionally took hours or days to transfer can now be sent in a matter of minutes.

With FileCatalyst HotFolder, content providers can set up automatically recurring uploads of their video content straight from their computers to the cloud. TVtibi is then able to schedule regular downloads of the newly added content.

“We are very happy with the FileCatalyst solution, said Matthew Beck, CEO of Ready, Set, Sync!, ”Our clients keep telling us how easy it was to install and are extremely impressed with how easy FileCatalyst is to use.