Front Porch Digital takes DIVArchive Systems to Russia

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 13-11-2013

Cloud-based content storage management (CSM) solutions provider Front Porch Digital has sold 27 DIVArchive CSM systems to the Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK).

These will be installed for long-term storage in regional stations from Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean to Arkhangelsk on the Arctic Ocean, and from Tomsk in Siberia to Vladikavkaz in the Caucasus.

VGTRK is in the process of upgrading its more than 80 regional stations as a result of Russia's transition to digital television broadcasting.

"As we modernise all of our stations and replace older equipment in every aspect of the operation, we're putting LTO archives in place not only to ensure reliable long-term preservation of decades' worth of content, but also to make the content easier to find and access," said Ilya M Lebedev, chief of TV section, regional resources department, at VGTRK.

With DIVArchive, each VGTRK station will be able to keep its various archived materials in one central repository with metadata that will make searching quicker and more convenient.

Archives are currently stored on a combination of film, Betacam and DVCam tapes, DVDs and various networks with specialised software.