MAM Without Limitations
To support this frenetic activity the technical A/V systems integration team at Unitecnic U.S, led by Ismael Marcer, Head of Operations & Technical Services at Mediapro U.S, has implemented a 15,000-hour content repository based on a Vizrt Viz One MAM solution and an Object Matrix MatrixStore private cloud. The highly flexible combination provides fast and unlimited access to all media assets in a myriad of ways, depending upon the project at hand, and can be easily scaled up as the need arises with no performance degradation. And because object storage is the same technology that enables the public cloud, it gives beIN Sports and Mediapro’s other clients an extremely cost-effective, fast and highly scalable environment from which to streamline its internal workflows. The faster the beIN Sports editors gain access to content, the sooner finished programs get to air.
“It was important to deploy a system that would not limit beIN Sports and what they are trying to do on a daily basis,” said Marcer, adding that the Vizrt-Object Matrix solution was implemented especially for beIN Sports, although other Mediapro clients in Miami— DirectTV Latin America, ESPN and Hola! TV—use a similar production storage system configuration. In fact, the facility beIN Sports now calls home includes two additional studios. A second facility, with four studios right next door, opened in 2014.