The British Telecom ‘BT TV’ platform provides video on demand (VOD) to its broadband customers across the UK. Content that is ingested from many varied delivery networks is required to be protected and available to be transcoded into any number of formats for future delivery to end customers.
Originally the VOD content was only protected in a large LTO tape robot making access to the material slow and cumbersome. BT required a solution that could provide instant access to the content it needs to protect and re-purpose whilst requiring little or no administrative management.
After ruling out the continued use of an LTO product on the basis of speed and management overhead, the MatrixStore private cloud platform from Object Matrix was selected as the best solution.
Peter Harvey, Head Of Operations, Content Media Operations, BT TV, said: