BT this week announced a new collaboration with Aspera, IBM’s content transfer company to unveil a new service, called BT Media Move that will facilitate sending huge media files more than a hundred times faster than traditional FTP/HTTP file transfer software. The service will be delivered by BT’s Media and Broadcast arm which will launch its BT Media Move service later this month. BT Media Move is a subscription based service with contract commitments starting at 5TB/year.
Film and television producers will be able to send hours of footage, including high-definition movies, in a matter of minutes via a web portal based on Aspera’s FASP™ (fast, adaptive, secure, protocol) technology, said BT. FASP™ encrypts the files for security purposes so that they can be sent over the open internet or through BT’s high-bandwidth Nexus and Global Media Networks, which are designed especially for the creative media industry. BT claims that when BT Media Move is used over the BT Nexus Network users will get transfer speeds up to 70-100 times faster than they could over the TCP (transmission protocol control).
Jonathan Wing, Head of Sales at BT Media & Broadcast
said: “The media industry wants to move on from lengthy transfer times and being stuck with files that are too big to email. They also have concerns about the security of their content when they send it from A to B, so BT Media Move offers a fully managed service that eliminates these problems. Producers will be able to update and send files within a matter of minutes, without the need to build onsite or cloud IT infrastructure of their own– allowing them to concentrate on what they do best, creating compelling content not staring at the clock waiting for a file to arrive.
Michelle Munson, CEO and co-founder at Aspera
We are excited to announce this service in collaboration with BT, which will enable media producers to achieve the fastest transfer speeds while maintaining the security and reliability they demand. By combining the high-capacity Nexus network and premium services offered by BT with the unmatched performance of Aspera’s FASP transfer technology, BT Media Move equips users with the tools and resources needed to collaborate with teams worldwide.