Sun TV Network Deploys FileCatalyst Across Multiple Locations

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Ottawa, ON – Filecatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, has announced that Sun TV Network has deployed FileCatalyst Direct across their entire infrastructure as their main transport method for media assets.

Sun News is a Tamil News and Entertainment TV channel based in Chennai and is India’s largest media conglomerate including thirty three TV Channels with the reach of more than 95 million households in India. Sun TV Network’s channels can be viewed in 27 countries including U.S.A, Canada, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Sun TV Network faced challenges when transporting their large media files in and out of their facilities. Previously, they had used free web-based applications that leveraged FTP to perform transfers. They also physically sent assets via Hard Disk Drives (HDD’s) to various broadcasting stations. Large amounts of degradation was present in their overall network performance which caused slow, or failed, transfers. Shipping physical storage became very became costly and unreliable with hard deadlines.

Sun TV Network has chosen to use FileCatalyst Direct to face these challenges. FileCatalyst Direct gives Sun TV Network the ability to send their large files at a an accelerated rate securely and reliably to each broadcasting location over a 100Mbps network. Transfers that once took up to 14 hours to finish are now finished within 3.5 hours. Numerous client locations and servers are able to work simultaneously, each sending or receiving approximately 150GB of data per day.

Our workflows and overall efficiency was continually bottlenecked by network limitations. Solving these challenges became detrimental to us, and we are thrilled that FileCatalyst can step up and resolve these issues with ease,” Says Mr. Kannan, Chief Technical Officer for Sun TV Network.

“The challenges faced by Sun TV Network is a common challenge amongst our clients. We are happy to remedy their issues and provide maximum efficiency to their workflows,” says Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing for FileCatalyst.

“Our client Sun TV Network was happy to find a solution like FileCatalyst. Since deploying FileCatalyst, their workflows have been streamlined and productivity has increased exponentially,” says Sunny John, Director of QC Infotech, FileCatalyst’s channel partner for India.

FileCatalyst will also be attending the Broadcast India trade show, running from October 12-14. For those attending who want to learn more, FileCatalyst will be located in booth A-105. They will be showcasing their entire suite of products, as well as giving live demos on the tradeshow floor. You can learn more about Broadcast India by visiting https://www.broadcastindiashow.com/.

About FileCatalyst

Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. Founded in 2000, the company 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. To learn more visit www.filecatalyst.com or on Twitter @FileCatalyst.

About Sun TV Network

Sun TV Network, India’s largest media Conglomerate has power-packed 33 TV Channels with the reach of more than 95 million households in India. Sun TV Network’s channels can be viewed in 27 countries including U.S.A, Canada, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Srilanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Holding a bouquet of 33 top-rated channels in its clutch, Sun TV Network has got a reach, frequency and patronage that other groups covet but can’t compete with. Sun TV Network believes in giving you wholesome fare. Be it news or entertainment, we are there first. If it is happening South of Vindhyas, it’s on Sun TV Network, and you are a part of it. With 33 channels in four Indian languages, we are able to connect to the Southern Diaspora erasing geographical distances. The response to our programmes and the viewership of our news has been phenomenal. The fact that we touch so many hearts gives us great pleasure. Every single South Indian channel that boasts a Number 1 slot among its viewers belongs to the Sun TV Network.