Digital file transport and managementArirang TV selects Aspera to deliver mission-critical media assets to broadcasters in 188 countries
Founded in 1996, Arirang TV is an international network based in Seoul and operated by The Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. The network presents a diverse range of programs including cultural features, documentaries, language programs, and other segments designed to give viewers a contemporary and accurate look at Korea, Asia and the world at large via satellite 24 hours a day in 188 countries. Broadcasting three channels, Arirang World, Arirang Korea and Arirang Arab, the network reaches nearly 90 million households and offers subtitles in languages including Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese and Indonesian.
As demand for digital media evolved, Arirang needed to develop a new network-based file transfer and management system with that could keep pace with new business processes and digital workflows. The new system had to be capable of simultaneously delivering mission-critical events in real time to worldwide broadcasters with efficient and high-speed transfer performance, configurable bandwidth sharing policies and the ability to monitor and control target transfer ratios, automatic resume, as well as built-in security and firewall protection. After conducting careful market research and product evaluation, Arirang selected Aspera’s file transport technology, which is built upon its patented fasp™ transfer protocol that was designed to meet the speed, management, and security elements Arirang sought.
Arirang TV has since implemented Aspera Connect Server, a web-based file transfer application, as well as Aspera Connect, an install-on-demand web browser plug-in that powers high-speed upload/download using Aspera Connect Server or the Aspera faspex™ Server. These technologies deliver maximum transfer throughput over any distance and network conditions with end-to-end security and complete bandwidth control.
“We needed to develop a complete and complex system on a tight schedule and limited budget, and with Aspera’s flexible architecture and extensive tools we were able to meet our timeline,” stated Broadcasting Computer System specialist Heon Jun,Lee. “With Aspera, our network has become a true content distribution system, with sophisticated capabilities that allow us to rapidly provide over 2,000 video clips from the 2010 G20 Summit held in Seoul to more than 50 broadcasters worldwide including those in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Brazil, Hungary, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, all on the basis of a powerful platform from Aspera.”
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