Front Porch Digital DIVArchive® Deployed by Discovery Communications to Support Production Archive


Last Updated: February 8, 2011 7:47 pm GMT
(Louisville, Colorado--February 8, 2011) Front Porch Digital, the global leader for solutions that migrate, manage, and market media content, today announced that Discovery Communications, the world's number one nonfiction media company, has implemented the DIVArchive® content storage management (CSM) solution at its Silver Spring, Md., postproduction facility to support deep archiving of all of the company's production assets.

Because of DIVArchive's excellent functionality and reliability, Discovery is in the process of expanding its use to become the common system for seamlessly manipulating and moving media files wherever they need to go — from postproduction to origination all around the world. In choosing DIVArchive, Discovery considered its own experience with Front Porch Digital as a reliable and knowledgeable technology partner, as well as the company's comprehensive, worldwide support.

Discovery runs DIVArchive at four additional operations worldwide and is currently working on a comprehensive, enterprise-wide plan for replicating, securing, and preserving its abundance of media assets. This plan will be easier to implement and maintain with DIVArchive as the common CSM platform. The project will also require more extensive use of Front Porch Digital's DIVAnet wide area network solution, which currently supports disaster recovery for Discovery's Sterling, Va. network origination facility.

At Discovery's Silver Spring facility, DIVArchive is in use 24/7 to move a heavy load of high bit-rate DNxHD files. The Front Porch Digital solution interfaces with TransMedia Dynamics media asset management to support re-versioning to suit regulatory, timing, and advertising requirements of playout worldwide. Discovery's deep archive is housed on a DIVArchive-controlled StorageTek SL8500 LTO3 data tape library with 4,000 slots.

"Discovery Communications is known for identifying and implementing the best, most effective technology to create and deliver some of today's most popular and acclaimed programming," said Mike Knaisch, president and CEO of Front Porch Digital. "For a global operation like Discovery, DIVArchive's flexibility, scalability, and interoperability ensure its efficacy as an enterprise-wide content storage management solution."

About Front Porch Digital
The global leader in content storage management (CSM), Front Porch Digital now offers DIVASolutions, three product categories that can be integrated to migrate, manage, and market media content securely and efficiently. DIVASolutions SAMMA® products are the first of their kind to automate digitization of videotape, moving content into secure, accessible, and searchable digital storage. DIVArchive® and DIVAdirector® are trusted solutions for scalable and reliable CSM that enable digital file-based workflows to operate seamlessly across multiple sites. Award-winning DIVApublish is a unique, cloud-based service that combines automated creation of frame-level metadata with online distribution. More information is available at


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