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Last Updated: November 11, 2016 2:11 pm GMT

(Cardiff--November 22, 2016) Object Matrix, the leading provider of integrated object storage to the media and entertainment industries, today announces that Zodiak Media AB,one of the world's top 3 independent media content groups,has deployed 300 terabytes of MatrixStore object storage to provide consolidated nearline storage for multiple workflows at its Stockholm offices in Sweden.

Using disparate silos of storage to secure, and find, content in an environment that simultaneously produces multiple shows in multiple formats can be error prone, time consuming, stressful and often blocks staff from performing tasks that add value to the business. Providing simultaneous, instant access to that content from multiple teams with multiple workflows is another challenge altogether. With hundreds of titles to manage, Zodiak Media AB, in Stockholm, faced the following challenges:

After researching various options, Object Matrix was selected as it provided the closest match to the Zodiak Media requirements in terms of functionality, cost, integrations and return on investment:

“Conducting our research, we knew we needed a storage system that could not only meet our current, and future, requirements around ingest and post-production workflows but also free up our staff to move away from storage and media management to work on tasks that add value to the core business.” stated Mikael Royson| Group CFO Banijay Zodiak NordicObject Matrix was the storage partner that offered the most viable solution to meet our current needs as well as the needs we may have in the future. “ he added.

Object Matrix object storage, and integrated workflow solutions, are trusted by the post-production community across the globe to protect digital assets in a manner that allows them to be protected, tagged and shared on demand. Self-managing, private cloud technology, coupled intuitive and easy to use interfaces, enables transformational change that brings rapid returns on the investment for any organisation.

“Working with Zodiak Media AB to meet both their tactical and strategic goals and also for them to be our first customer in Sweden is an honour.” stated Nick Pearce, co-founder Object Matrix. “It is also further proof that global organisations that manage thousands of hours of footage require more innovative solutions, like those provided by Object Matrix, to protect, curate and share their assets”.

The MatrixStore platform chosen by Zodiak Media AB consists of:

Object Matrix valued partner, Stockholm based Digital Video Tools, managed the design and implementation process and provides on-going support of the installation.

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About Zodiak Media AB
Zodiak Media AB, now part of the Banijay Group, the world’s biggest independent production company and the largest not controlled by a media group, is a leading force in the global media marketplace, creating exciting and engaging content in every genre. Operating as an independent studio with over 45 local brands active in 15 territories, the group combines local creative flair with international presence, financial strength and a library totalling in-excess of 20,000 hours. The group own a wide range of properties including Millennium, Secret Millionaire, The Inbetweeners, Totally Spies, Fort Boyard and Being Human. Headquartered in Paris and with other key offices in London, Los Angeles, Milan, Stockholm and Moscow, we are proud to produce distinctive and prestigious content for television, cinema and digital media around the world.

About Object Matrix
Object Matrix is the leading provider of object storage and nearline archive solutions to the media/entertainment industry. Based in Cardiff (UK), it has an impressive track record for providing tightly integrated digital preservation platforms and is trusted by global broadcasters, telcos, banks and utilities companies to ensure their video content is always available. Customers include Globo, Fox Sports, France Télévisions, BT, the BBC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Deutsche Bank & the Miami Heat to name a few. Object Matrix is comprised of a team of storage industry experts with a shared vision for high levels of data security combined with intuitive user interfaces. In addition to providing solutions and product integrations for the storage, search and retrieval of media assets, Object Matrix also provides consultancy, training, systems integration, and ongoing support services. Digital Video Tools -