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January 14th, 2014

Front Porch Digital + e.tv—Digital Archive Arrangement (SatBroadcasting™—(CSM)

[SatNews] Front Porch Digital has announced that major South African free-to-air broadcaster e.tv has purchased a DIVArchive® CSM system for its Cape Town facility as it converts its asset library from analog to digital.

DIVArchive will create and centralize a digital archive for e.tv and its parent, Sabido Group, improving efficiency and making it easier for both entities to monetize assets. Currently, in order to browse and retrieve footage, e.tv must rely on transfer editors to view tapes and find appropriate clips. That is why e.tv has started digitizing its content and storing it on LTO datatape. DIVArchive will enable e.tv to archive all legacy content, including legacy archives, raw footage, clips, stills, and supporting documents, both electronic and paper-based. With DIVArchive, e.tv will be able not only to store large volumes of digital data and archived footage, but also index and track all footage, ensuring that specific clips can easily be located on demand. Front Porch Digital is working with its local agent, Jasco Broadcast Solutions, to deliver an end-to-end system complete with installation, support, integration, and maintenance. Jasco will also provide on-site training.

e.tv will take delivery of the DIVArchive system in January 2014.

Front Porch Digital's infosite: http://fpdigital.com/

Sabido Productions infosite: http://sabidoproductions.co.za/