Gorilla NABS another MatrixStore

Press Release

Cardiff, UK 23rd April 23, 2012

Object Matrix, provider of file based and nearline storage platforms for Avid workflows announces the sale of a 3rd MatrixStore cluster to Gorilla Group, the largest TV facilities company in Wales.

As the Gorilla Group grows so does the requirement for more resilient storage for its Avid workflows. Having researched competitor offerings at the NAB show Gorilla made the decision to continue its investment in MatrixStore.

Rich Moss, MD, Gorilla Group, stated:

“With the acquisition of our third and largest MatrixStore we are excited to be able to offer the same ingest, nearline and archive solution across our three facilities. Matrix store will be central to our tapeless workflow solutions for all our network drama productions this year and forms the backbone of our data handling and media security”.

Nick Pearce, co-founder of Object Matrix stated:

“Gorilla are a fantastic customer in that they are local, growing and they are willing to innovate. Our continuing involvement with the team at Gorilla strengthens both our knowledge of our customers’ requirements and also the functionality our solutions provide.”

Implementing a tapeless or file based workflow has been highlighted as one of the top challenges facing creative organizations. With no tape to put on the shelf, broadcasters and post-production facilities are looking for solutions to keep their assets secure and, more importantly, available throughout the production process. MatrixStore is a solution that acts as a pre-production, nearline or local disk-based archive, allowing content to move smoothly through any digital workflow from ingest to delivery.

As with the previous clusters purchased and used but the Gorilla Group the latest MatrixStore cluster was procured through and is supported by The Picture Exchange.


About Gorilla Group

The Gorilla Group is Wales’ largest TV facilities group. It was launched in September 2011 as a rebrand following the major expansion of Cardiff’s leading facilities house, Mwnci. It provides studios, dubbing, grading, graphics, VFX and outside broadcast facilities to programme-makers and producers as well as a comprehensive range of editing services Work for clients include sport, drama, factual and entertainment programmes for BBC, BBC HD, Channel 4, S4C, CBeebies, CBBC, Disney, Animal Planet, Sony, Nissan, Quiksilver. Gorilla has over 50 staff, based in three premises in Cardiff including the newly expanded facilities at the Media Centre in Culverhouse Cross.