Aspera speeds Viki content delivery
Global video streaming website Viki has selected IBM company Aspera as its exclusive provider of high-speed file transfer solutions for all video uploads from Viki’s content providers from over 100 countries. By speeding the movement of video, Aspera enables Viki to quickly receive, subtitle and distribute premium video content to its diverse global user base.
Viki partners with broadcasters and other content providers to receive hit TV shows, movies and other premium content, which is then subtitled by its volunteer community and streamed to 33 million subscribers in more than 200 languages. Limited by slow file transfer times, Viki needed a way to speed the ingest of content from broadcasters around the world in order to continue to fuel its rapid growth and bring fans fresh subtitled programming.
With Aspera On Demand, Viki has expanded its worldwide reach by quickly receiving and distributing content through the cloud on a global scale. From an anime cartoon that originates in Japan to a crime show from Hollywood or a Korean drama, Aspera gives Viki the fastest possible transfer speeds regardless of distance or file size, helping the company continue to grow its international user base.
“Time is critical for us as our enthusiastic fans are anxiously waiting on their favorite shows to arrive on our website so they can be translated and watched in their language of choice,” said Deepika Murthy, product manager, Internal Tools and Partnerships, Viki. “All media is transferred through Aspera On Demand, saving us valuable time in receiving and posting premium content faster than ever before.”
Equipped with its patented FASP technology, Aspera enables Viki to quickly and securely ingest these large video files – typically 40 to 50 GB per file – directly to the cloud. By reducing file upload times by as much as 50 percent, Viki is able to expedite turnaround times to deliver new content within an hour after the original network broadcast.