Fox International Channels selects Harmonic MediaGrid™ for scalable media workflow solution

Sydney, Australia, 16th January 2015 – Harmonic in Australia announced today that FOX International Channels has added to its existing Harmonic infrastructure with the installation of a MediaGrid™ shared storage system for their integrated production environment. The MediaGrid solution has replaced multiple existing storage systems at Fox International’s Sydney facility, offering a single-platform, cost-effective solution with exceptional performance capacity to accelerate media workflows.

If required to, Fox International’s 90 TB MediaGrid system can seamlessly expand to multiple petabytes of capacity without impacting users or applications, providing an exceptional level of investment protection through the ability to simply add additional storage nodes when there is a demand for more performance or capacity.

Stephen Lloyd, Director of Technical Operations at Fox International Channels, said “FIC is committed to consistently evolving our operations while looking for efficiency. The Harmonic MediaGrid solution made it possible to edit-in-place over existing infrastructure allowing greater flexibility for our creative team”.

Harmonic MediaGrid is designed specifically for video workflows, providing the performance of a SAN with the simplicity of NAS. Proven in many of the world’s most demanding video environments, MediaGrid provides Fox International with shared, real-time storage, such as edit-in-place, collaborative editing, transcoding, video on demand and over-the-top (OTT) adaptive bitrate streaming.