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Telewizja Polsat Deploys Aspera Solutions to Improve Content Gathering for Broadcast


Telewizja Polsat, established in 1992, is the biggest commercial broadcaster in Poland. The company broadcasts more than 30 channels and belongs to Cyfrowy Polsat Group, the biggest media-and-telecommunications group in Poland. The group also includes Polkomtel, the operator of Plus mobile network and the leader of LTE technology, which relies on the latest solutions for the services it develops for its customers; Cyfrowy Polsat operates the biggest satellite TV platform in Poland, provides state-of-the-art multimedia services and IPLA service, and is the leader in Internet TV and the video on-line market in Poland. The group has 5.9 million contract customers and provides 16.4 million services in such areas as mobile telephony, pay TV and Internet access.

To streamline content gathering for broadcast across its channels, Telewizja Polsat selected a suite of high-speed file transfer products from Aspera to move large media files over the WAN at maximum speed, resulting in significantly reduced turnaround times and improved efficiency.

Aspera provides an integral solution for gathering TV content, enabling Polsat's partners to easily log on to a web portal in a standard browser that uses the Connect Browser Plugin to quickly upload TV programs, films, serials and the associated metadata in the form of MXF files. 

Additionally, globally dispersed correspondents in the US, Russia, Germany, Italy, Belgium and around the world use Aspera to submit raw and final shots via their mobile devices directly to Polsat for automatic transfer to newsrooms or sports production systems. Aspera's intuitive email-style interface allows individual contributors to quickly upload large video files without requiring any technical expertise. The integrated notifications alert team members when content has been successfully delivered and downloaded. 

Aspera's solution has significantly improved the way content is transferred from local Polish content producers and global correspondents to their Broadcast station and has replaced the incredibly time- and cost-intensive manual processes of sending, reviewing and approving large media files. 

With Aspera, Telewizja Polsat processes TV series, movies, news and sports announcements faster than ever before and with greater security. Today, over 10 TB of data are transferred each month. 


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