Digital Media Operations: Archiving

While IT, networks and media gather together in tapeless infrastructures and worldwide digital file distribution, content needs to be safely archived and easily searchable for the multiple media.

BCE holds a vast online and nearline archiving capacity of more than 20 petabytes and virtually limitless offline space. This large storage capacity translates into a very competitive cost per hour of archiving for your programmes, while preserving them with the utmost quality.

Archiving services:

Online archiving

Server-based storage is perfect for workflows requesting immediate availability of short life time content, such as post-production and digitisation facilities, web infrastructures, OTT platforms and VoD portals.

The content is secured and the system can be perfectly redundant, it adapts to your needs and ensures content availability for your company and viewers.

Online archiving is used during the complete workflow of BCE’s Digital Media Operations services.

Servers for online archiving
Online archiving
Inside the SL8500, tapes for nearline archiving
Nearline archiving

Nearline archiving

For working environments with scheduled restore or before playout, BCE holds a vast archiving platform of more than 20 petabytes in its digital library, completely redundant and with its content mirrored, meaning the solution allows  almost limitless development for your company.

Along with high-speed access to the archives and massive storage capacity, the system also offers high security features for data, comparable to those of the banking industry. The security is both physical (restricted access to the storage vault, 24/7 surveillance) and electronic (total mirroring of the content, user and password identification and log file).

Offline archiving

For your bulk content or any files and cuts which you don’t need immediately, BCE provides off-the-shelf storage. Content is archived on LTOs in secured vaults, access to which is restricted to authorised personnel only.

You are able to consult your inventories in your MyMediaCMS and ask for their retrieval at the online stage.

Drawers with tapes
Offline archiving