Distributor adds system to manage on-prem and cloud-based storage of assets

Saving lives at sea season 2

Banijay Rights has moved the storage and management of its catalogue of more than 250,000 assets in-house and has selected Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) to provide asset and workflow management.

BLAM was selected after a competitive tender process and manages the on-premises storage as well as the cloud-based storage of content to and from Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3), which is used to store ‘safety’ copies of all assets.

The BLAM system also provides access to Banijay Right’s archive direct from Adobe Premiere Pro so editors can find and work on material without leaving the editor.

BLAM integrates with Banijay’s rights management system, EasyTrack – new content is automatically scanned and imported to BLAM, triggering “automated processes and user task management workflows” that ensure both BLAM and EasyTrack are synchronised at all times. A suite of QC tests is made on all ingested material and any errors or warnings are highlighted for operators to address.

Mark Glennon, who worked as a consultant to Banijay Rights during the project, said: “Banijay is an amalgamation of many different companies and being able to put all their content into one library and use EasyTrack integration to expose all this material to the sales team will make it much easier to market and sell their inventory.”

Blue Lucy founder, Julian Wright, adds: “The integration with both EasyTrack and AWS S3 provides Banijay with an archive of their entire content catalogue that is both low cost and secure.”

Banijay Rights is one of the world’s biggest independent distributors, with a catalogue of more than 20,000 hours of content across all genres, including Versailles, Wallander, Survivor and Wife Swap.

PICTURED: Banijay Rights’ production Saving Lives at Sea (series two).