Software Generation (SGL) has installed a fully integrated digital archive at ATN, part of the Arab Media Group (AMG). Under the control of Snell’s Morpheus automation, SGL’s FlashNet manages the archive with a Quantum Scalar LTO tape library with a total of more than 4000 hours of programming.
Eighty percent of ATN’s content is downloaded via FTP from MTV UK using a Signiant server. SGL immediately archives material sent to Omneon’s MediaGrid, which acts as a central repository for content preparation. ATN’s entire media management of storage (in and out) is based on watermarking with parameters set to automatically delete material on the central repository after 20 days.