Live Sports

FileCatalyst: A Game Changer


Transfer exceptionally clear images, no matter the file size, faster than ever before with FileCatalyst.

FileCatalyst is a file transfer accelerator used by media professionals to send files from anywhere, to anywhere, in less time than ever before.

As video resolution – and file sizes – increase to make viewers at home feel like they’re in the arena, you need a file transfer solution that can move those images quickly and reliably. If history and the evolution of technology in media and broadcast have taught us anything, it’s that technology is constantly advancing – and that means file sizes keep getting larger.

What started with standard broadcasting has quickly moved to HD to 1080P – and now 4K and beyond. What does each of these increases have in common? As resolution becomes more detailed, file sizes are growing larger as well – and it shows no signs of slowing down. Live event production, especially the sports broadcasting industry, has pushed the envelope even further to give sports fans the best experience possible.

How FileCatalyst Fits in Live Sports


FileCatalyst’s fast file transfer solutions makes the movement and management of these large files easy with our Emmy® award-winning accelerated file transfer solutions, which are:

  • Hundreds of times faster than FTP
  • Immune to latency and packet loss inherent in TCP
  • Designed to continually send new and updated files without interruption

Based on UDP protocol, our solutions are designed to accelerate and optimize file transfers across global networks at speeds of up to 10Gbps by breaking down large data into manageable chunks that can be sent at full line speeds.



FileCatalyst Products

FileCatalyst Direct
FileCatalyst Workflow
FileCatalyst Central

The FileCatalyst Benefits

Fast File Transfers

Meet the demand for HD by transferring terabytes of HD video across global networks within minutes instead of hours.

Track & Monitor

Gain a birds-eye view of your entire deployment from one centralized location makes tracking and monitoring simple.

Transfer Growing Files

Progressive Transfer options allow media files to start transferring as they are being encoded.

Automated Transfers

Schedule and automate your file transfers with our most commonly used tools that integrate seamlessly into workflow systems.

Unparalleled Security

Ensure file transfers remain private until they are ready for public release with industry-standard encryption using AES and SSL certificates.

Full Bandwidth Control

Set transmission rates and add control to your bandwidth in order to accommodate priority transfers.

NBC Olympics Chooses FileCatalyst

Learn more about the partnership between NBC Sports and FileCatalyst and how our fast file transfer technology was able to move nearly 300TB of data during the Rio Games in summer of 2016. See what Director of Digital Workflow Systems for NBC Olympics Jim Miles values in FileCatalyst.


FileCatalyst Helps with Live Sports


Remote Editing

Live events require a lot of manpower; from capturing, editing, tagging and more. Sending all of these people to the event can really drive up costs. With FileCatalyst, you can keep the editing crew at home and enable a remote editing workflow. People capturing the content can send proxy files to the editing crew at home at multi-gigabit speeds, enabling editors to work from HQ and send finished content back for playout at unprecedented speeds.

Track & Monitor

There are a lot of moving parts to consider and be aware of when delivering a live event to the masses, and priorities can change in a flash. FileCatalyst Central allows admins to view every active transfer, adjust their priority on the fly, initiate node-to-node transfers, and view alarms all in one centralized, browser-based location.


Automated Workflows

Timing is crucial with live events, the moment a piece of content is captured, it needs to begin moving through the workflow and sent out to audiences. With FileCatalyst Direct, our flagship solution, you can create automated transfer tasks with the client application FileCatalyst HotFolder. Sync schedules can be set up to custom intervals as low as 30 seconds, and after every interval, all content is uploaded and downloaded across every endpoint with a HotFolder.

Transfer Dynamic Media

When capturing content, there are many different files, formats, and resolutions, all of which need to be transcoded and rendered before transferring it to its next destination. With FileCatalyst’s fast file transfer solutions, you can send dynamic MXF video files, and any other format, as it is being recorded or changing, removing significant amounts of downtime from your workflow.

Fast File Transfer for Live Sports: FileCatalyst Use Cases

FileCatalyst & Royal Media

Royal Media, who has the rights to the Real Madrid TV Channel partners with FileCatalyst in order to accelerate their video footage. Once the video footage is shot, clips can be sent quickly to Mediapro for editing before submission.


FileCatalyst & Pronology

FileCatalyst, announces its integration with Pronology’s Media Asset Management (MAM) software to accelerate the transfer of digital assets, used recently for FOX Sports’ coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.


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