Michelle Clancy | 16-09-2013
Viaplay, a Scandinavian online service for TV, film and sport, has selected Aspera Console and Aspera Connect Server software to provide next-generation file transfer for the ingest of its inbound files.
Viaplay provides its subscribers with thousands of movies, TV series and world sports events – such as matches from the Premier League, Champions League and NHL. It enables access to on-demand programming via PC, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and set-top boxes.
"Before implementing the Aspera solution, we relied on a traditional FTP to transfer files," said Kaj af Kleen CTO at Viaplay. "But as the quantity and size of content increased, this became a more cumbersome and ineffective approach. The Aspera solution has provided us with improved speed and reliability, and has effectively eliminated file loss issues which caused headaches in the past."
Viaplay receives master files from vendors around the world – these are ingested and transcoded for all its platforms before delivery. With huge volumes of data being handled on a continuous basis and via multiple Internet-connected devices, the company needed to implement a solution that could effectively and reliably deliver the content to CDNs.
Bruce Brewer, European sales director at Aspera, said: "We are delighted to be working with Viaplay to ensure good quality content reaches its audience whenever and wherever they choose to view it. The combination of Aspera Console and Aspera Connect provides the necessary speed, reliability and efficiency required to deliver files safely and securely through an automated workflow."