Leading the Way produces television and radio programs, DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, solar-powered navigators and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. In 2009, the ministry launched THE KINGDOM SAT television channel to broadcast Biblical Truth from 50 ministry partners to five continents on five satellite platforms in English, Arabic, and French. Leading the Way also partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith.
Leading the Way broadcasts its television and radio programs in over 24 languages in more than 190 countries. The challenge was for Leading the Way to transport their large media files in and out of their facility. Previously Leading the Way had used free web-based applications, such as FTP and Dropbox to transfer files, however they were noticing large amounts of degredation in overall network performance.
The solution was implementing two FileCatalyst solutions: Direct and Workflow. Leading the Way uses FileCatalyst Direct —a suite of client and server applications that enable point to point accelerated file transfers—to send large volumes of content weekly to their playout servers in the South Pacific and to send and receive content from freelance editors. In addition, FileCatalyst Workflow —a web-portal for file transfer needs —is being used to easily send and receive files to and from third parties.
The result is that Leading the Way is able to send and receive large media files at accelerated speeds of up to 10Gbps. Using FileCatalyst’s HotFolder application —a desktop application that is installed on the end user’s machine to allow for the creation of scheduled, automated takes—the company was able to reduce the manual process of downloading and uploading from FTP, which saves the company time and money.