Media & Entertainment
Providing the technological backbone that allows world-class content to be created, managed, and shared - anytime, anywhere
Viewers increasingly expect content to be readily available, 24/7,
with no compromise in quality or security, which means the Media & Entertainment sector’s demand for high-performance, high-availability infrastructure has never been higher. Exponential-e designs and delivers the technology solutions that are driving this evolution, powering everything from on-demand content to historic global broadcasts.
Exponential-e has served as a longstanding partner for leaders in Media & Entertainment, providing tailored, fully integrated combinations of managed IT, connectivity, Cloud, and cyber security solutions - all designed with the sector’s unique requirements in mind.
Media & Entertainment has long been one of the most dynamic, rapidly evolving sectors, and as technological innovation continues to fundamentally change the way content is created and consumed, this is now more the case than ever. The rise of on-demand content has not only transformed viewers’ expectations around the accessibility of media but opened up a range of challenges - but also opportunities - about how content is created, stored, and shared across all channels.
But these innovations must be balanced against an increasingly complex regulatory landscape, with numerous regulations around the handling of user data that must be adhered to, and a growing range of attack vectors, through which cyber criminals stage increasingly complex, aggressive attacks. Any security breaches will put both user data and intellectual property at risk, with potentially serious financial and reputational consequences.
Exponential-e is driving innovation
across the new media landscape
Exponential-e works with a wide range of leaders
across the UK’s Media & Entertainment sector, providing technical expertise and hands-on support for a wide range of cutting-edge services and historic broadcasts, including the 2011 Royal Wedding, and several global sporting events. Our solutions draw directly on this deep experience, and are designed and delivered around the sector’s singular challenges, including:
With the rise of hybrid working, much of the content creation process takes place online, utilising leading-edge tools that enable effortless collaboration from anywhere - at home, on the move, or at any number of production sites - supporting more flexible ways of working that allow creativity to flourish.
Viewers’ expectations around quality and speed in the era of streaming are at an all-time high, which means the underlying networks through which content is delivered must support this, with complete consistency across all regions, minimal latency, and the scalability to accommodate periods of high demand.
While the Cloud offers Media & Entertainment numerous advantages in terms of flexibility and scalability, their implementation must factor in the need to secure content throughout every stage of its creation, in order to minimise the risk of leaks, and ensure effective version control is maintained.
With hybrid working now well-established, cyber security ecosystems must evolve with this in mind, ensuring data is secured in transit and at rest, both inside and outside the corporate infrastructure, while remaining readily accessible to authorised individuals.
With teams across Media & Entertainment working to strict deadlines and frequently challenged for time, accessing the full range of benefits achievable through digital transformation depends on complementing internal expertise with that of leading specialists, to ensure the focus remains on business goals and content delivery.
An evolving portfolio of technology solutions
for leading-edge media and entertainment
Highly secure Public and Private Cloud solutions to streamline and optimise the creation and distribution of content, managed through a single pane of glass for complete control and visibility. A bespoke Cloud infrastructure opens the door to sophisticated AI, machine learning, and Big Data that offer deep insights into viewers’ preferences and behaviour.
From streaming to live broadcasts, media traffic demands the very highest standard of connectivity. Exponential-e’s self-owned, business-only network was created - and continues to evolve - with this world-class standard of performance and resilience in mind, offering the ability to connect multiple transmission circuits in real-time, for fully consistent coverage and quality.
End User Productivity Services
End User Productivity Services
From secure Microsoft 365 services through to GPU-powered virtual desktops, Exponential-e has a rich portfolio of services to ensure end users can securely access media assets from any location, ensuring you can hire and retain the most promising new talent and provide them with the tools they need to achieve their full potential.
Robust security for all files, in transit and at rest, with leading-edge measures to protect against the most sophisticated, aggressive ransomware attacks, and proactive monitoring, ensuring the latest threat intelligence is acted upon and any potential vulnerabilities resolved - all without compromising authorised individuals’ access to files. The result: complete peace of mind.
Data Storage & Backup
Data Storage & Backup
With higher volumes of content generated on a day-by-day basis than ever before, long-term storage is a growing concern for Media & Entertainment organisations. Exponential-e’s Data Storage & Backup services provide Media & Entertainment organisations with highly scalable block and file storage to meet production, DR, and archive purposes, with no unpredictable egress transfer charges.
With the rise of on-demand content, the highest level of resilience is critical. But as the threat landscape evolves, organisations can no longer assume that they will never experience a breach and risk their corporate data and viewers’ information being compromised. Exponential-e’s Disaster Recovery solutions maintain your data’s integrity in the event of a disaster or cyber-attack, utilising continuous replication and air gap technology to ensure a swift restoration.
24 / 7, UK-based support
Our flexible support packages are designed to underpin your internal capabilities with services such as patching, monitoring, and backup, through to fully managed infrastructure
- all aligned with ITIL best practice. All services are delivered from our UK-based Support Centre and CSOC, providing 24 / 7 access to leading technology experts, so your viewers’ enjoyment of your content is never compromised.
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The Media & Entertainment sector faces many unique challenges when it comes to organisations’ IT infrastructure, as the drive to keep content readily accessible through multiple channels must be balanced against the need for scalability, cost control, and robust cyber security. This brochure sets out how Exponential-e utilises our full portfolio of solutions to solve these challenges, in order to transform the way world-class content is created, managed, and delivered.