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Front Porch Digital Installs HD Archive for VOOM HD NetworksNew DIVArchive Site Expands Relationship With Leading Suite of High Definition Channels (February 27, 2006)
Front Porch Digital (FPD), the Broadcast and Media Division of Incentra Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ICNS), today announced that it has completed a new DIVArchive installation dedicated to the high definition (HD) content of VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels nationwide and currently available nationally on DISH Network. The high-capacity DIVArchive system will enable VOOM, a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, to manage efficient storage of the networks significant library of large HD files.
?The programming we provide on VOOM HD Networks is the largest and most diverse offering of HD content available anywhere, and Front Porch Digitals DIVArchive will enable us to preserve, manage, and access this large store of HD media using a reliable, scalable infrastructure with a proven track record in large-scale implementations, said Steven Pontillo , Senior Vice President of Technology for Rainbow Media Holdings .
?We are constantly looking to improve the quality, value, and range of our HD programming, and DIVArchive will allow us to pursue this mission with the support of a robust archive management solution, continued Pontillo. ?Front Porch is the only archive management provider capable of delivering the performance characteristics and scalability that are critical to the HD operating environment.
The transaction was completed as part of the five-year exclusive contract signed in 2003 between Front Porch and Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision. The companys VOOM HD Networks channels include movies, sports, music, travel, fashion, the arts, cartoons, and news ¯ all in stunning HD.
?The global broadcast industry is beginning to move to high definition content, and a number of our customers already manage HD content with DIVArchive, said Front Porch President Mike Knaisch. ?This VOOM installation likely is the first HD-dedicated broadcast archive in the United States, and the patented architecture of our DIVArchive is uniquely capable of managing these huge files. We believe no other archive management provider can match our track record with systems of this scale.
DIVArchive (Distributed Intelligent Versatile Archive) is a software middleware that enables interoperability between large digital media storage devices, video servers, editing systems, and digital media workflow applications in the broadcast, media, and entertainment industries. DIVArchive simplifies the process of preserving, managing, and accessing content.
According to a March 2005 report by industry analyst Datamonitor, DIVArchive is the global leader in broadcast archive management software, as well as the dominant brand within Europe. With more than 100 DIVArchive installations worldwide, Front Porch has deployed many of the largest broadcast archives in operation today, including at least two that contain more than a petabyte of content.
More information about Front Porch Digital archive management solutions is available online at www.fpdigital.com.
About VOOM HD Networks
VOOM HD Networks is the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere, produced exclusively in high definition for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators. The VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. Today, the VOOM HD Networks are available nationally on Echostars DISH Network. The VOOM HD Networks were developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high definition programming, building on Rainbow Medias history of original programming innovation.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
A leader in the entertainment industry, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow creates and manages some of the countrys most compelling and dynamic programming with linear networks including national networks AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Womens Entertainment; its regional programming service Rainbow Sports Networks; on-demand networks including Mag Rack and sportskool; and the largest suite of high definition channels available anywhere, the VOOM HD Networks. Rainbows other businesses include its film distribution, production, and exhibition division, IFC Entertainment; in addition to its advertising sales division, Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation; and its full-service network programming origination and distribution company, Rainbow Network Communications.
About Front Porch Digital
Front Porch Digital is the broadcast and media division of Incentra Solutions, Inc. (www.incentrasolutions.com), a provider of complete IT and storage management solutions to broadcasters, enterprises, and managed service providers worldwide. Front Porch Digital provides total digital archive management and transcoding solutions and is the market leader in delivering unique software, services, and integrated hardware solutions for digital archive management to broadcasters and media companies worldwide. For additional information visit www.fpdigital.com.
About Incentra Solutions, Inc.
Incentra Solutions, Inc. (www.incentrasolutions.com, OTCBB: ICNS) is a provider of complete IT and storage management solutions to broadcasters, enterprises, and managed service providers worldwide. Incentras complete solution includes professional services, hardware and software products with first-call support, IT outsourcing solutions, and financing options. To the broadcast market, Incentra delivers complete digital archive management and transcoding solutions built on its IT and storage expertise and offerings.
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