Grupo Televisa S.A. de C.V. Lowers IT Equipment Costs 20% and Optimizes Online Storage
 
 

Grupo Televisa S.A. de C.V. Lowers IT Equipment Costs 20% and Optimizes Online Storage

Grupo Televisa  S.A.de C.V is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, with operations in Mexico, the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean. Its business includes television production and broadcasting; international distribution of television programs, residential satellite and cable television services, telecommunications, magazine publishing and distribution; radio production and broadcasting, live sports and entertainment programming, and film production and distribution. The company operates an internet portal and participates in the games and sweepstakes industry.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from Grupo Televisa S.A.de C.V

  • “Oracle’s Sun Storage 7410 exceeded our expectations. That’s why we decided to continue to leverage it after the World Cup in South Africa as we turned our focus to producing Noticieros Televisa. The next steps are ambitious, because our production staff wants to have the same levels of quality, reliability, and performance.” – Elías Rodríguez Perales, Director of Technical Operations, Grupo Televisa S.A.B.

  • Maximize Televisa’s high-definition television broadcast of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with equipment to enable live broadcasts of game action
  • Increase the robustness of the company’s IT infrastructure with an near-line storage solution that operates without interruptions
  • Improve the availability of audio and video content on the storage server, to be used for various television productions, and on different platforms

Solutions

Oracle Product and Services

  • Implemented Oracle's Sun Storage 7410 solution with 118 terabytes of capacity to store and distribute video of the World Cup’s 64 matches and provide online content to six daily television programs
  • Used the server’s flexibility in the company’s production department to optimize broadcasts, with high online availability and faultless operation
  • Lowered IT costs by 20% by storing all World Cup images on a single server and safeguarded all content by relying on the server’s online security
  • Accelerated video access times by up to 30% without interrupting server operation and transmitted images quickly and on time, as needed by various World Cup-related programs
  • Managed server to function as online storage, allowing to connect several final-cut editing stations
  • Planned expansion of the Oracle’s Sun solution to produce Noticieros Televisa, based on the equipment performance