​BASE Media Cloud Launches Self-Service Storage & Distribution

BASE Media Cloud, a UK specialist provider of cloud-based managed services for post, has launched a ‘Self-Service Storage & Distribution’ solution for brands, rights holders and broadcast distribution companies.

The cloud solution gives content owners the means to securely receive, store and distribute unlimited amounts of file-based masters via self-service web portals.

The ‘Pay as you Go’ service is built around the company’s UK-based cloud storage platform, hosted with Vodafone and incorporates client branded web portals by Signiant and Aspera.

Customers can choose to archive their valuable content to the firm's new Big Chill cloud storage tier, for long-term, secure retention and disaster recovery at a lower cost per terabyte.

“Once assets have been delivered and reach the end of a distribution cycle, they can be internally migrated to secure ‘hibernated’ cloud storage, in the same ISO27001 accredited Vodafone UK data centre facility. When archived content is required for future retrieval or re-delivery, it can be ‘spun up’ in under 30-seconds and delivered at high speed anywhere in the world with no additional charges,” said Ben Foakes, Founder and MD of  BASE Media Cloud.

The Company recently deployed its first Aspera Files hybrid cloud storage and distribution platform for the 2016 Formula E electric vehicle racing series, produced by Aurora Media Worldwide. The annual contract sees BASE Media Cloud enabling the secure storage and transfer of full HD highlights programs, VT inserts, VoD clips and promotional films between rights holders, production teams, media partners and broadcasters around the world.

When compared with more traditional services available, BASE estimates its customers can save a minimum 20 percent per year in storage and distribution costs by switching to its platform.

“By working from our fully managed cloud platform, our customers can either pay ‘per file’, ‘per production’, or on monthly and annual fixed bundled contracts. They can simply scale capacity as they need it. This model is crucial when attributing storage and delivery costs against international distribution, licensing and content sales budgets,” said Foakes.

“The beauty of this new approach is that our customers can now deliver, monitor and manage their own content from any desktop computer, at their office, or even working remotely. It’s as intuitive as WeTransfer, but we can take care of multiple Terabytes of data per day, from anywhere in the world.”

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