Mediafly enables revolutionary delivery method in a pilot for studio execs and staff to review production content
Major studio explores new alternative to traditional content distribution methods to decrease costs and increase functionality
Mediafly announces a pilot program to use the Mediafly Enterprise Distribution Platform with a major studio to revolutionize the way production content is distributed internally to executives, editors, producers, and staff around the world.
Major studios spend significant amounts of money distributing production footage to staff around the world. Most rely in part on physical media such as DVDs, which may also be subject to loss or intellectual property theft.
Early explorations into web-based systems have fallen short because they lacked the usability and easy portability of the legacy system. Options requiring viewers to sit in front of a computer have not proved to be either a popular or convenient way for internal staff to experience content. Most people prefer solutions (such as DVDs) that can be easily watched from the comfort of the couch on a big screen TV (without technical hurdles).
Mediafly makes it easy to securely deliver digital production content to convenient devices– while restricting access to selected individuals. By using Mediafly, studios no longer need to decide which Internet devices to support with costly internally developed applications. The sophisticated Mediafly platform allows companies to leverage, with one platform, nearly all popular Internet-enabled devices - devices which their staff, associates, excutives, vendors, and customers already use.
Of course, distribution of studio content is not merely about ease of use and cost reductions. Especially in these days of digital piracy, security is certainly a key component for intellectual property protection. "The Mediafly Platform leverages a very sophisticated application and server architecture to ensure the security of content while not sacrificing usability," said Mediafly CEO, Carson Conant. "We want corporate users to be able to enjoy their content in a protected environment such that they don’t need to worry about security breaches."
In the current economic times, many companies are facing financial pressures and wrestling with the transition to digital technologies. The Mediafly Enterprise Platform is currently in pilot testing with several major studios and Fortune 500™ companies. In each case, Mediafly’s solutions provide the rare opportunity to drastically reduce costs while also improving usability and efficiency.
Mediafly is an innovative media technology platform and leading distribution service of Internet multimedia series, such as podcasts. Mediafly connects businesses’ and consumers’ Internet-enabled devices to secure content sources as well as their favorite Internet content in a way that is easy for everyday consumers and profitable for media companies.
Mediafly is rapidly broadening the communication and training options for corporate vertical markets.
In addition to private enterprise services, Mediafly delivers a library of free content on-demand directly to Internet-connected devices, such as the Roku player and Popcorn Hour set top boxes, as well as smartphone platforms such as iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, and Android.
Founded in 2006, Mediafly is privately held and headquartered in Chicago, IL. For more information on the company and its products, visit: http://www.mediafly.com