Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, announced today the addition of Prima Televize to their growing network of end users.
Prior to integrating FileCatalyst into their workflow, FTV Prima, a media company, stored their media assets on XDCam discs which were then transported to and from external production locations. This process was time consuming as media had to be recorded and ingested, and then the discs had to be physically shipped. Now, using FileCatalyst Direct, users transfer files from point-to-point, maximizing their bandwidth.
FTV Prima employs FileCatalyst to transfer materials directly to and from external production, dubbing studios, and other external locations. Using FileCatalyst Direct, users can see the progress of their accelerated transfers allowing for more controlled, reliable transfers.
“New end users really paint a picture of how effective FileCatalyst products are in regards to workflow optimization,” said Alan Atkinson, FileCatalyst, Vice President Marketing & Business Development. “Prima is one of the Czech Republic’s largest TV stations and the fact they have employed FileCatalyst speaks to the speed, reliability and security our products offer.”
Founded in 1993, FTV Prima (which in Czech translates to ‘cool television’) is a private Czech media company broadcasting five channels from Prague with nationwide coverage. Their popularity stems from their wide selection of western television offerings such as Criminal Minds, Bones, Heroes and the Closer.
“Since integrating FileCatalyst, FTV Prima has benefitted from significant improvements to our digital file delivery workflow,” said Prima TV CTO, Patrik Slavík. “Previously, we physically stored our data on discs, shipping them externally as required. Now everything can be sent on file basis using a more cost effective and efficient solution.”
Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, FileCatalyst 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.
About FTV Prima Televize
FTV Prima operates a broadcasting of five terrestrial channels and features a broad portfolio of websites (e.g. iPrima.cz, Prima COOL, Prima ZOOM, Prima STYLE, Prima ZENY, Prima FRESH). The main channel TV Prima is a flagship channel targeting all family members, Prima COOL is targeting younger males, the third channel Prima LOVE is focused on popular television series and entertainment. Another TV channel dedicated to documentaries is Prima ZOOM. The youngest member to the Prima Group portfolio is channel Prima MAX which started broadcasting 11/20/2015 and its main focus is movie entertainment. The average monthly reach of Prima Group TV channels is over 92% of the Czech adult population. Along with its online portfolio the reach is even larger which makes Prima Group one of the strongest media groups in the Czech Republic.