Christian Cinema Integrates Aspera On Demand to Speed Submissions of Christian Films for Video On Demand Service

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Aspera’s Cloud-Based File Transfer Offering Enables Filmmakers to Send Their Large Media Files Directly to the Cloud at High Speed

Last Updated: November 10, 2015 3:19 pm GMT
(Armonk, New York--November 10, 2015) IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Christian Cinema, which hosts the largest selection of Christian films on the internet, has completed an integration of high-speed file transfer technology from Aspera, an IBM company, into their cloud-based content management platform. The integration of Aspera’s patented FASP® technology will enable filmmakers to submit their videos directly to the cloud at high speed and with strong security.

Christian Cinema built their own video platform in house, leveraging cloud infrastructure to combine all of the pieces of their media distribution workflow in one centralized location – including content ingest, encoding, storage and streaming to the final consumer. To supplement this Video On Demand (VOD) platform, Christian Cinema selected Aspera’s Application Platform On Demand to allow filmmakers and distributors to send large video files to the cloud in a secure and fast manner.

Using the Aspera SDK, Christian Cinema embedded Aspera FASP into their custom VOD platform, creating a seamless end-to-end video management experience for their content suppliers. Filmmaking partners that have signed a licensing agreement with Christian Cinema can go to their individual account page to upload the titles and add any metadata, artwork, pricing and trailers.

“If we’ve got a release date coming and a distributor wants to get their film launched, we need to receive the video file and get it encoded right away. Aspera is a critical part of that process. Our workflow doesn’t work without it,” said Jared Geesey, Vice President of Christian Cinema.

Security is extremely important to indie filmmakers and Hollywood studios alike, as piracy is a huge concern in the film business. With Aspera On Demand, filmmakers are logging in, and sending their content, to a trusted platform. The solution is also easy to use, which is particularly important for the distributors with dozens or even hundreds of movies to submit.

“Christian Cinema was looking for a solution that would fit neatly within their fully cloud-based workflow. Aspera On Demand enables Christian Cinema to realize the full benefits of the cloud, unlocking the scalable storage and processing capabilities with high-speed, on demand transfers directly to the cloud,” said Jay Migliaccio, director of cloud platforms and services, Aspera.


About Aspera
Aspera, an IBM company, is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. Based on its patented, Emmy® award-winning FASP® protocol, Aspera software fully utilizes existing infrastructures to deliver the fastest, most predictable file-transfer experience. Aspera’s core technology delivers unprecedented control over bandwidth, complete security and uncompromising reliability. Organizations across a variety of industries on six continents rely on Aspera software for the business-critical transport of their digital assets. Please visit http://www.asperasoft.com and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft for more information.

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