Profile

Ready, Set, Sync! is the company behind TVtibi, a “TV… Everywhere!” platform to help 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 allows users the ability to pay for what TV they want to watch, eliminating the need to purchase bundles. Users are then able to access content on televisions, computers, phones, and tablets.

Challenges

The programming on TVtibi comes from a variety of content providers globally. These content providers want to send content digitally and need to be able to send their large video files up to the cloud, quickly, securely, and reliably, as well as be able to download content from the cloud, Today’s video files are large, often in excess of 100GB. Traditionally, sending a file this size could take hours, depending on the geographic location. To meet the needs of TVtibi clients, they also needed to ensure that the solution was user friendly, secure and easy for their clients to implement. Additionally, the solution had to be cost effective

Solution

The chosen technology was FileCatalyst Direct, a suite of client and server applications that enable point to point accelerated file transfers at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, and FileCatalyst HotFolder, a desktop application installed on the end-user’s machine to allow for the creation of scheduled, automatic tasks. This technology allows users to schedule regular uploads, at blazing speeds. Files that traditionally took hours or days to transfer are able to be sent in a matter of minutes. With HotFolder, content providers are able to set up regular uploads of their video content straight from their computers straight to the cloud. TVtibi is then able to schedule regular downloads of the new content.

Results

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