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Discovery Channel<br /> Darren Breeze<br /> Director of Technology, Development and Architecture<br />
Agenda<br /> About Discovery<br /> Challenges<br /> Solutions Evaluated<br /> What we did<br /> What we are doing now<br /...
Discovery Fast Facts<br />Playout centres in London, Singapore, Virginia and Miami<br />126 SD feeds, 26 HD feeds worldwid...
Discovery Fun Facts<br />Deadliest Catch camera budget was 46<br />The central tape library in Maryland holds over 1000000...
Challenges in EMEA<br />Distribution of program content to 15+ VOD partners across EMEA<br /> Managing the movement of lan...
Solutions Evaluated<br />Do nothing, stay with physical media! <br />Digi Delivery, it worked ok but…<br />Aspera, it move...
Solution Selected and Implemented<br />Central Media Manager with HA option<br />Media agents / relay agents<br />Media Ex...
Signiant across Discovery’s world<br />
MX API for Digital Media Centre<br />Delivery of TX material to domestic TX centre in Sterling, Virginia<br />Exchange of ...
A mix of Agents and MX clients<br />Promo delivery India to Singapore<br />VOD delivery to China and Australia<br />Media ...
A mix of Agents and MX clients<br />Distribution of VOD, TX and programme sales content<br />Delivery of language referenc...
Benefits<br />Reduced media re-purposing and distribution costs<br />Reduced syndication costs allow increased capacity an...
Ongoing Challenges<br /> Corporate IT just don’t get it!<br /> VOD Standards ?<br /> Business “logic” vs. technical capabi...
What’s Next?<br /> HD production asset exchange<br /> HD VOD<br /> Finish EMEA language operations MX rollout<br /> Migrat...
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How Discovery Chose Signiant

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  1. 1. Discovery Channel<br /> Darren Breeze<br /> Director of Technology, Development and Architecture<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /> About Discovery<br /> Challenges<br /> Solutions Evaluated<br /> What we did<br /> What we are doing now<br /> What’s next?<br /> Q &A<br />
  3. 3. Discovery Fast Facts<br />Playout centres in London, Singapore, Virginia and Miami<br />126 SD feeds, 26 HD feeds worldwide<br />39 dub / sub languages worldwide<br />Post facilities in Maryland, London, Singapore and Miami<br />
  4. 4. Discovery Fun Facts<br />Deadliest Catch camera budget was 46<br />The central tape library in Maryland holds over 1000000 media items<br />The mother ship has no Cafe<br />Wired Magazines peoples choice sexy geek<br />
  5. 5. Challenges in EMEA<br />Distribution of program content to 15+ VOD partners across EMEA<br /> Managing the movement of language reference assets to support 30000+ hours language customisation per annum<br /> Ad hoc program sales deliveries to EMEA and beyond<br />
  6. 6. Solutions Evaluated<br />Do nothing, stay with physical media! <br />Digi Delivery, it worked ok but…<br />Aspera, it moves files but…<br />Signiant<br />
  7. 7. Solution Selected and Implemented<br />Central Media Manager with HA option<br />Media agents / relay agents<br />Media Exchange Portal<br />VOD template solution<br />Linux based system<br />
  8. 8. Signiant across Discovery’s world<br />
  9. 9. MX API for Digital Media Centre<br />Delivery of TX material to domestic TX centre in Sterling, Virginia<br />Exchange of production material with Miami production and transmission centre<br />Production media to the UK<br />Discovery United States<br />
  10. 10. A mix of Agents and MX clients<br />Promo delivery India to Singapore<br />VOD delivery to China and Australia<br />Media backhaul between production facility and TX <br />Q1 2010, Migrate language customisation workflows to MX<br />Discovery Asia<br />
  11. 11. A mix of Agents and MX clients<br />Distribution of VOD, TX and programme sales content<br />Delivery of language reference material to dubbing and subtitle vendors<br />Delivery of audio dubbing wav files back to London<br />Discovery Europe<br />
  12. 12. Benefits<br />Reduced media re-purposing and distribution costs<br />Reduced syndication costs allow increased capacity and lower cost of entry into low margin markets <br />File-based delivery eliminates cost and logistics of delivering tape<br />Files are not subject to import duties<br />
  13. 13. Ongoing Challenges<br /> Corporate IT just don’t get it!<br /> VOD Standards ?<br /> Business “logic” vs. technical capability<br />
  14. 14. What’s Next?<br /> HD production asset exchange<br /> HD VOD<br /> Finish EMEA language operations MX rollout<br /> Migrate EMEA regional promo production from tape<br /> to file based workflows<br /> Upgrade London to Signiant 8.2<br />
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