CONMEBOL Uses FileCatalyst Direct to Administer Secure and Fast Media File Transfers

Posted on September 9, 2019 | Fast File Transfer

Ottawa, ON – FileCatalyst, an Emmy® award-winning pioneer in managed file transfers and a world-leading fast file transfer solution, has announced that CONMEBOL (The South American Football Confederation) have adopted FileCatalyst Direct’s technology to transfer their media content in a fast and reliable manner.

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL, Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol) is the continental governing body of football in South America (apart from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) and it is one of FIFA’s six continental confederations. CONMEBOL was founded in 1916 and is the oldest continental confederation in the world with headquarters located in Luque, Paraguay. CONMEBOL is responsible for the organization and governance of South American football’s major international tournaments.

MEDIAPRO is an international media company having its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Its Argentinian Media Center is in charge of the full CONMEBOL production and international content delivery.

When challenged with the requirement to deliver large media formats to their customers, MEDIAPRO discovered FileCatalyst. After analyzing their exact needs, FileCatalyst’s channel partner UNITECNIC matched CONMEBOL with FileCatalyst Direct and the client applications, Express, HotFolder, and TransferAgent.

MEDIAPRO utilizes FileCatalyst Direct to send media file contributions from their HUB in Buenos Aires, Argentina to right holders across the globe. The selected media are exported and delivered through Avid Interplay Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM). Once FileCatalyst Direct was implemented, MEDIAPRO noticed practically immediate contributions of exclusive content and each file was received fully intact. FileCatalyst Direct also made the process seamless by providing each right holder the ability to manage the media they download.

FileCatalyst Direct provides the ability to drive point to point accelerated file transfers at speeds of up to 10 Gbps for even the largest files. By additionally installing HotFolder, MEDIAPRO also gained access to full line speeds from any location. FileCatalyst Direct comes in convenient pricing formats that make the purchasing process simple and quick.

Santiago Vila, MEDIAPRO Argentina CTO, shared, “As CONMEBOL is one of six in FIFA’s continental confederations, it became more apparent that we needed a powerful solution for transferring our content reliably. FileCatalyst has provided us with peace of mind; knowing that it’s quick, reliable and secure software is enhancing our file delivery process.”

“FileCatalyst aims to always surpass our customers’ expectations. With FileCatalyst Direct we were able to solve CONMEBOL’s challenges by skillfully delivering their files to their various destinations.” says Alan Atkinson, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing for FileCatalyst.

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About FileCatalyst
Located in Ottawa, Canada, FileCatalyst is a pioneer in managed file transfers and an Emmy® award-winning leader of accelerated file transfer solutions. The company, founded in 2000, has more than one thousand customers in media & entertainment, energy & mining, gaming, printing, military, and government including many Fortune 500 companies.

FileCatalyst is a software platform designed to accelerate and manage file transfers securely and reliably. FileCatalyst is immune to the effects that latency and packet loss have on traditional file transfer methods including FTP, HTTP or CIFS. Global organizations use FileCatalyst to solve issues related to file transfer including content distribution, file sharing, and offsite backups. To learn more visit the FileCatalyst website today for a free trial and follow us on Twitter @FileCatalyst.

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) is the continental governing body of football associations in South America and one of FIFA’s six continental confederations. The oldest continental confederation in the world, its headquarters is located in Luque, Paraguay, near Asuncion. Founded on July 9, 1916, in Buenos Aires, it is comprised of ten member countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The confederation is responsible for the development, organization and governance of South American football’s major tournaments. CONMEBOL national teams have won 9 FIFA World Cups and clubs have won 22 Intercontinental Cups and 4 FIFA Club World Cups. To learn more visit or on Twitter @CONMEBOL

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