The TASMANIA project has been created under a joint initiative of Flowing Content S.A. and the iMC Group S.A. to deal with issues raised by the unprecedented growth of online digital music and media content sales.
Labelled the TASMANIA project, (Two-wAy Satellite Secure MediA Delivery MoNItoring Application) the service provides the content industry with a B2B centralized administration to organize, execute, control and account for music (or other content) track delivery from release by Record Companies to certified receipt & handover to online music Digital Service Providers (DSP).
Importantly, the service also supports the obligations record companies have with their Artists by tracking consumer purchases and producing an audit trail for Royalty statements. Equally at home with Music tracks, DVD, Film or TV programming commercial roll out of the iMediaCast Network will offer all content users secure B2B delivery supported by accurate B2C sales and marketing information.
The application takes full advantage of satellite communications benefits in terms of large-scale content dissemination, economics, flexible bandwidth-on-demand allocation and a low data rate return path to satisfy users on the key concern of security and certified acknowledgement backchannel retransmissions.
The TASMANIA application has been designed to run on top of a 2-way satellite IP (Internet Protocol) network that implements the end-to-end fully secure electronic distribution of content with DVB Ku-band for the platform-to-DSP forward link: the return path has been developed on the SATMODE platform but can be operated on any IP-based two-way satellite platform.
A Linux PC server with 2-way satellite connectivity is installed in each DSP technical room and serves as a safe repository to where music data is delivered.