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Cognacq-Jay Image Uses Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive(R) for Playout Storage

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ANNECY, France -- Nov. 5, 2012 -- Front Porch Digital, the global leader in content storage management (CSM) solutions, today announced that digital content management and delivery provider Cognacq-Jay Image (CJI) is using a DIVArchive(R) CSM system to store and archive content for the playout of MultiThématiques, a group of 15 SD and five HD channels broadcast by French television group CANAL+. Installed in CJI's new playout center near Paris, the DIVArchive system manages 30,000 hours of media among CJI's archive library, near-line server, and playout servers. CJI uses two tape libraries on two different sites -- in the long term, one could be the backup for the other. "Our deal with CANAL+ allowed us to create a new playout center with archiving capabilities for 20 channels, which means we needed huge storage volume for this project," said Mickael Drouet, deputy CTO at CJI. "DIVArchive gives us a scalable, high-performance archive system for 20 channels and more, so we can restore media very quickly for each channel. We chose DIVArchive for its scalability, reliability, and ability to manage multiple restores in a very short time." CJI's DIVArchive architecture consists of one DIVArchive Manager and six DIVArchive Actors that integrate with CJI's existing automation and control systems. DIVArchive is controlled by SGT playout automation, and is supervised through the DIVArchive Manager GUI and SNMP integration with CJI's Miranda iControl system. The SGT system manages the file-based ingest of media from CANAL+ and also coordinates with DIVArchive to archive the media in the library. When a playlist is loaded for playout, the SGT automation directs DIVArchive to restore the media from the library to the playout server. The system is designed to archive 50 hours of video per day in two instances, while simultaneously restoring 10 hours of video per channel with less than 12 hours' delay. "CJI must manage a vast amount of data and access it regularly, and DIVArchive helps them do it in a cost-effective and efficient way," said Rino Petricola, SVP and managing director of Front Porch Digital International. DIVArchive, the world's leading CSM system, is a centralized content repository for digital media assets regardless of format, size, or type, with direct and proven interfaces into all leading broadcast devices, nonlinear editing platforms, media asset management (MAM) solutions, and broadcast control systems. DIVArchive is the industry standard for CSM in broadcast, production, education, government, and historical archiving. DIVArchive's suitability for mission-critical applications and large-scale operations is further enhanced through a uniquely scalable architecture and the option to operate over multiple sites. More information about Front Porch Digital products is available at # # # About Cognacq-Jay Image Cognacq-Jay Image, a TDF Group company, is the leader for outsourced video managed services in France. From its Paris hub, it offers TV channels, service operators, and content owners a wide range of playout solutions, on-demand content management and processing, and multidevice head-ends. As a recognized video expert, the company engineers best-of-breed solutions and innovations for its customers, with high SLA operations. TDF Media Services is the TDF division dedicated to providing innovative solutions for the media, telecom, and corporate industries. Composed by BeBanjo, Cognacq-Jay Image, Mediamobile, Qbrick, PSN, and SmartJog, respective leaders in their markets, TDF Media Services provides best-of-breed solutions for the management and delivery of audiovisual content, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. About Front Porch Digital Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Operating on-site and in the cloud, the company's purpose-built software employs the latest technologies to deliver truly flexible and scalable media workflows. Solutions delivered by Front Porch Digital appropriately manage large and complex media files and workflows while ensuring optimal performance and utmost security. More information is available at Photo Link:

Photo Caption: CJI's Mickael Drouet uses DIVArchive(R) to manage 30,000 hours of media



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