Sky Partners With Object Matrix

Sky Partners With Object Matrix

Cardiff, January 11th 2016.

Object Matrix, the trusted storage partner to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company with over 21 million customers, has integrated MatrixStore object storage into Avid Interplay production workflows at its headquarters in London.

Sky is Europe’s leading investor in television content, with a combined programming budget of £4.9bn, commissioning its own original programming and entering into strategic partnerships to deliver the best possible TV viewing experience for customers. With production infrastructure often used to capacity, the Sky production team looked to find a solution that could not only scale into future workflows but also take the strain off the editing storage with seamless integration into current workflows.

Kevin McCue (Senior Manager of Technical Operations) stated:

Capacity on the editing storage platforms is as a premium. Using that expensive tier of storage for medium or long term storage is not economical nor is it an efficient use of our resources. With an explosion in production activity we needed a storage partner we could rely on to help us scale in both capacity and performance whilst ensuring we can integrate more workflows in the future. Object Matrix scored highly on all counts.

MatrixStore brings instant benefit to any organisation that requires scalable, secure and integrated storage in Avid Interplay workflows. Content can be protected using automated or manual processes in a non-disruptive environment to the end user.

Nick Pearce, co-founder Object Matrix stated:

As more organisations look to protect more and more digital content the challenges to not only protect that content but also find, share and distribute it become greater. We are proud to have been trusted by another of the worlds most renowned broadcasters to help them overcome those challenges by providing Sky with a completely integrated and non-disruptive solution.

The MatrixStore platform chosen by Sky consists of 280 terabytes nets of 10gigE connected nearline storage coupled with the popular InterConnect plugin for Avid Interplay.

The solution provided to Sky is supported by Object Matrix partner Digital Garage.

About Sky

Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company. The group serves 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose.

About Digital Garage

Since conception Digital Garage has provided tools that complement the entire production workflow in both video and audio. With the continued drive into the realms of digital production, Digital Garage have grown and delivered new concepts in production solutions and reached an ultimate accolade with the award of being the Number 1 reseller for Avid in the EMEA region.

Digital Garages prides itself on its industry expertise and brings a team of staff with real life experience and industry knowledge who have not lost the human contact with the move to automated workflows.

About Object Matrix

Object Matrix is the leading provider of object storage and nearline archive solutions to the media/entertainment industry. Based in Cardiff (UK), it has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, Fox Sports, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Deutsche Bank & the Miami Heat to name a few.

Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services.