The volume of data in the industry is increasing exponentially, and today’s content is yesterday’s archive.

Digital transformation initiatives in the media and entertainment industry include the migration of legacy assets, from daily rushes, and post-production workflows, to straight through backups, archives, and preservation files.

For years, content producers and distributors have relied upon costly tape storage to maintain and manage their valuable assets. These costs include hardware maintenance and technology upgrades, human capital, power, and cooling. But there is also another cost, an intangible cost – the risk of data loss by tape corruption and deterioration, constant end-of-life tape migration projects, and the time-consuming complexities of content retrieval and metadata capture.

The impact of these intangible costs is that companies are slow to respond to consumer-led demands. Online accessibility and streaming of content are essential factors in industry players’ success. Having limited access to lucrative archives and contextual metadata results in missed opportunities and increases risk exposure.

Tape Ark rapidly migrates content to the cloud, regardless of media type or volume. We have deep technical expertise, having worked across tape media and data formats, demonstrated capability, and global cloud networks. Our unique cataloging can contextualize your metadata for enhanced searchability and greater discoverability. Our efficient auditing process offers an accurate indication of your cloud footprint for precise budgeting before starting a project.

Tape Ark is committed to doing data justice with our suite of solutions that will maximize the value of your content for today, tomorrow, and beyond.

Read more about our solutions for the industry here:

Television and Broadcast Studio Content

Sports Content Management

For specific case-studies, visit these pages:

Music Archives

Broadcast Television

Media & Entertainment Benefits

Safe and secure

Cloud agnostic

Rapid cloud ingest

Accelerate content creation

Enhanced content utility

Highly scalable system


Tape Ark prides itself on its technical capability. Customers feel assured their objectives and unique challenges are well understood – what’s important to them, where they’re headed, and the opportunities that lie ahead.

The Maverick Mindset
Knowledge is power – but only if the knowledge is accessible. To move forward we must look back, understand the data we have and start thinking about how to utilize it – this is a big data frame of mind.

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