Christian Cinema

Powering the aggregation of Christian movies on a custom VOD platform

Christian Cinema selects Aspera On Demand for cloud-based film uploads

 

Christian Cinema hosts the largest selection of faith-affirming and family-approved films on the internet. The company has been selling DVDs since 1999, but in recent years they have expanded into the digital Video On Demand (VOD) arena, allowing customers to stream movies directly to their TVs, mobile devices and computers. 

With around 4,000 movies on DVD, Christian Cinema set out to move most of these titles to their online platform in the cloud for digital streaming. 

That’s where Aspera came into play. Christian Cinema completed a seamless integration of Aspera’s Application Platform On Demand into their custom content management platform, enabling filmmakers to submit their videos over the WAN at maximum speed. 

Because a lot of companies in the film space already use Aspera, it was the first solution Christian Cinema considered. 

Aspera’s rich set of APIs was an important factor in Christian Cinema’s decision to select the solution. Using the Aspera SDK, Christian Cinema embedded Aspera’s high-speed file transfer technology into their custom VOD platform, creating a seamless end-to-end video management experience for their content suppliers. 

While it could take weeks to get content ingested into their system and published on their website using other technologies, Aspera drastically reduces the time it takes to upload videos and have them ready for customers on the site. 

“The Aspera system was a key component in enabling us to build a complete end-to-end solution that allows filmmakers to log in, upload the film, set pricing and get it all enc oded and live on the website within a 24 to 48 hour period,” added Geesey. 

 

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