Canadian Sports Broadcaster Deploys Front Porch Digital DIVArchive™ and DIVAdirector™ Solutions to Support HD Transition


Last Updated: June 7, 2010 10:13 pm GMT
(Louisville, Colorado--June 7, 2010) Front Porch Digital, the global leader in providing solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content, today announced that Canada's The Score Television Network has deployed the company's DIVArchive™ content storage management (CSM) solution.

DIVArchive enables the seamless transfer of SD and HD content from ingest to editing, archive, and playout. In addition, the workflow at the 24/7 English-language sports television service relies on Front Porch Digital's DIVAdirector™ media asset management system to track, browse, identify, and quickly access sports video content for production purposes.

Launched in 1997 and based in Toronto, The Score is currently available in 6.7 million homes in Canada. Front Porch Digital's Canadian partner, Applied Electronics, managed the sale and implementation in support of the broadcaster's transition to HD operation. The deployment illustrates Front Porch Digital's success in the Canadian CSM market, where the company currently enjoys more than 80-percent share.

"The Score's unique and efficient operations, which incorporate multiple distribution platforms, have benefited greatly from the efficiency of the streamlined workflow that DIVArchive enables," said Oliver Gayagoy, vice president, Broadcast & Information Technology, Score Media Inc. "In addition, DIVArchive's scalability continues to support our ability to keep pace technologically with the growing demands of our well-positioned content offerings."

At The Score, DIVArchive manages server-based content storage and transfer between Grass Valley™ editing suites, archive, and playout. DIVAdirector enables The Score producers to identify desirable clips and send the associated essence files to Aurora™ for editing. DIVArchive's partial file restore (PFR) feature allows an editor to call back only the footage needed rather than a whole file -- the winning basket, rather than the basketball game, for example. PFR not only increases the efficiency of the personnel working on a tight deadline, but also improves the efficiency of the workflow as a whole by conserving bandwidth and optimizing the use of storage resources.

Front Porch Digital's DIVArchive system supports preservation, management, and retrieval of media content by enabling interoperability between digital media storage devices, video servers, editing systems, and digital media workflow applications. Front Porch Digital's DIVAdirector tracks assets in the storage system, allowing users to browse content in the form of automatically generated low-bit-rate proxies, to create frame-accurate shot lists, and to use customizable metadata to find and identify specific media using robust search tools.

About Score Media Inc.
Score Media is a media company committed to delivering interactive and authentic sports entertainment. Created in 1997 in response to the growing desire for increased participation in the consumption of sports, the company has now established itself as the home for hard core sports fans. Score Media's primary asset, The Score Television Network ("The Score") is a national specialty television service providing sports news, information, highlights, and live event programming in more than 6.7 million homes across Canada. Score Media also operates Hardcore Sports Radio, a satellite radio network available across North America on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and other interactive assets including and ScoreMobile. Growing from a team of 60 in 1997 to more than 230 employees in 2010, Score Media is a revolutionizing interactive media company.

About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the global leader in solutions for migrating, managing, and monetizing media content. Front Porch Digital's SAMMA product line performs accelerated migration of media content from vulnerable analog videotape to secure and readily accessible digital storage. Protected by three U.S. patents, the company's DIVArchive content storage management (CSM) solution creates a unified system of digital storage from ingest to archive that is distinguished for superior functionality, scalability, performance, and customer satisfaction. In DIVAsolo, Front Porch Digital has combined the two technologies to form a cost-effective, end-to-end system for preserving, managing, and repurposing media content. More information is available at


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