Express Media Group implements, maximizes FileCatalyst software solutions

June 12, 2014— Express News Group and FileCatalyst logosUnlimi-Tech Software, Inc., a pioneer in managed file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, a world leading accelerated file transfer solution, today announces Express Media Group’s use of FileCatalyst software across their television, newspaper, and online divisions throughout Pakistan.

Express Media Group began operations in 1998 with an Urdu language newspaper and has since expanded to include five print publications, four satellite TV channels, and online content websites. Struggling with file transfer speeds using FTP over a satellite network, the company sought a better solution. Following a trial during which functionality, reliability, and security were tested to Express Media Group’s high standards, they moved ahead with both main and backup FileCatalyst Servers. On the client side, Express Media Group selected the easy-to-use FileCatalyst HotFolder software.

Since implementing FileCatalyst, Express Media Group have been running the servers constantly, making full use of their satellite bandwidth and overcoming the delays previously experienced. For the print division of the company, FileCatalyst HotFolders streamline transfers between different bureaus and press sites and facilitate automatic transfers directly between users. Meanwhile, stakeholders in the broadcasting division have become less dependent on physical movement of discs as FileCatalyst is able to maximize Internet bandwidth to move large amounts of data. In particular, FileCatalyst’s bandwidth management features ensure maximum file transfer speeds during off-peak hours. Finally, reporters in the field are able to instantly share breaking news footage using the FileCatalyst Android app, giving Express Media Group an advantage over their competition.

“Implementing FileCatalyst was a great decision,” said Anis Ahmed, General Manager (IT) of Express Media Group. “Accelerating file transfers in a secure and reliable manner has given us the ability to maximize our bandwidth, and the mobile application has provided a major advantage over our competition. We couldn’t be happier with FileCatalyst.”

“When Express Media Group approached us about helping accelerate their file transfers, we knew we’d be able to assist,” said Unlimi-Tech’s Vice President of Sales, Dave Mckeen. “FileCatalyst technology has enabled Express Media Group to streamline operations, allowing them to focus on what they do best - report the news.”

About Unlimi-Tech

Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-Tech Software, a pioneer in managed file transfers, is the creator of FileCatalyst, a world leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than one thousand customers in the media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, and printing industries, including many Fortune 500 companies, as well as military & government organizations. FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods like FTP, HTTP, or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer, including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more, visit www.filecatalyst.com or find FileCatalyst on Twitter @FileCatalyst.

About Express Media Group

Express Media Group is a large media enterprise operating from 13 different cities within Pakistan. It started operations in 1998 with an Urdu language newspaper, “Daily Express”. The company later launched several more print publications, before venturing into broadcast media with the launch of its first satellite TV channel, ExpressNews, in 2007. Express Media Group also maintains websites and e-papers online, including www.tribune.com.pk and www.express.pk. Currently, there are five print publications on the market and four satellite TV channels on air, employing a workforce of approximately 3000 people.