Travel Channel Accelerates Digital Content Delivery Across the Globe with Unlimi-Tech Software’s FileCatalyst Platform
September 6, 2013—Unlimi-Tech Software, the pioneer in accelerated file transfers and the creator of FileCatalyst, the world’s leading accelerated file transfer solution, is pleased to announce the selection of its software by Travel Channel, the world's leading travel media brand and the only television network devoted exclusively to travel entertainment.
Based in London, UK, Travel Channel delivers stories of human journeys and travel destinations to nearly 130 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. Travel Channel is owned by parent company, Scripps Networks Interactive, which also owns and operates Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and country music network Great American Country, as well as Travel Channel USA.
To efficiently and reliably transfer its digital content to and from its website, Travel Channel replaced its previous method of moving files via FTP with the FileCatalyst Direct solution to accelerate and manage its file transfers. By utilizing its unique acceleration technology, FileCatalyst Direct enabled Travel Channel to send files of any size or format at full line speed, reliably and securely.
With the assistance of FileCatalyst partner Playbox Technology, FileCatalyst Direct along with the FileCatalyst HotFolder client application was integrated into Travel Channels existing media asset management tool. From installation to configuration, the process was quick and simple. PlayBox Technology (UK) Broadcast Systems Sales & Technical Director, Ananth Sam commented, “It’s been a great experience for us to work closely with theFileCatalyst team. Starting from 45 Mbps growing up to a 622 Mbps bandwidth license FileCatalyst was a perfect solution for Travel Channel’s file based content delivery workflow.”
“The issues we were experiencing using FTP to transfer our files including lengthy and incomplete transfers and poor asset management were immediately solved with FileCatalyst,” says Matthew Westrup, Head of Operations at Scripps Networks Interactive. “FileCatalyst sinks its teeth into the line to ensure the file gets to where it needs to go on time.”
“The FileCatalyst platform is a great match for Travel Channel, as it needs to quickly transfer a large volume of digital assets on a daily basis,” says Alan Atkinson, VP of Business Development at Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc. “The FileCatalyst tool is able to transfer the content at high speeds as well as provide reliability and proper management of the transfers, including transfer reporting and bandwidth optimization settings.”
About Unlimi-Tech Software, Inc.
Located in Ottawa, Canada, Unlimi-Tech Software is the creator of FileCatalyst, the world's leading accelerated file transfer solution. Founded in 2000, the company has more than a thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming and printing, including many Fortune 500 companies as well as military and 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 http://www.filecatalyst.com.
About Travel Channel
Travel Channel is now part of Scripps Networks Interactive, the leading developer of lifestyle oriented content for television and digital. Scripps’ media portfolio comprises Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and country music network Great American Country, as well as Travel Channel U.S.A.
Travel Channel presents a unique perspective on the travel experience. Programmes transport viewers around the globe, from luxury getaways and culinary quests, from backpacking adventures to epic journeys. Travel Channel broadcasts to 130 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific 24 hours a day in 21