Object Matrix’s storage solutions implemented by S4C

Object Matrix’s storage solutions implemented by S4C

Cardiff, 1st June 2017

Object Matrix, leading provider of object based nearline storage, today announced that its digital content governance platform has been implemented by the fourth-oldest television channel in the UK, S4C.

S4C, the first television channel to be aimed specifically at a Welsh-speaking audience, has implemented the digital content governance platform, MatrixStore, alongside 60 Terabytes of secure object storage. As part of the deployment, S4C will also gain access to Object Matrix’s MXFS client application, ensuring content is being ingested as a like-for-like copy, as well as Vision, a browser-based content search, and collaboration tool.

Steve Cowin, CTO, S4C commented:

The deployment of Object Matrix’s solutions is primarily aimed at improving the efficiency of the team responsible for the creation of promotional trailers for transmission. MatrixStore will enable that team to easily archive content whilst also providing immediate access at a later date. As a result, content is reusable and the search process less labour-intensive, meaning our team can spend more time working creatively to the best of their abilities.

MatrixStore will also integrate with S4C’s existing workflow, in order for editing teams to seamlessly deliver archived content from storage into the editing suite.

Nick Pearce, co-founder, Object Matrix added:

S4C is a much-needed resource in Wales and the UK, bringing Welsh-language programming to the many Welsh-speaking inhabitants. Being able to securely store media, whilst at the same time finding the right piece of content instantly, was crucial for the team tasked with the creation of trailers around that same content. MatrixStore enables S4C to truly maximise the value of its growing archive.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix provides digital content governance and object storage platforms. The company was built on the philosophy that archive systems should be scalable and interoperable, as well as ensuring instant access to data and metadata. Its flagship product, MatrixStore, is an integrated object storage software solution providing protection and governance for the lifetime of any digital content. It’s used by global organisations that create, curate, and distribute video content, including NBC Universal, TV Globo, the BBC and BT.