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SES selects Aspera

IBM has announced that SES Platform Services, a subsidiary of satellite operator SES, has selected high speed file transfer software from Aspera, an IBM company, to meet increasing demand for fast and reliable playout services to broadcast networks and to speed the delivery of content to VoD platforms and OTT providers located worldwide.

Aspera enables the company to expedite their end-to-end workflow with high-speed FASP transfers that transport content from the point of ingest to the distribution of finalized video files to VoD platforms.

Aspera makes it easy for customers to send in their media files using their own Aspera Client or the free downloadable Connect web browser plug-in. Once customers’ video files are ingested into the media asset management (MAM) system, SES provides a variety of services including archiving, file processing, transcoding with metadata, and other content preparations before playout or video and metadata delivery. Customers have access to the digital archive, where they can use the MAM functionality to browse content, edit metadata and perform frame-accurate editing.

“We are very satisfied with the Aspera solution. Our customers simply upload content via fast, secure Aspera transfers to our facility. It also gives us a single entry point for files entering our facility, making it easier to implement security measures for incoming deliveries,” said Sandra Buerger, senior manager, content management engineering at SES Platform Services.

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