About Us


We do technology. You make great content.


We empower our clients to work smarter and more cost-effectively by providing cutting-edge tools with flexible pricing designed for the media industry.

Providers of best-in-class cloud solutions for storing and sharing media quickly and easily, anywhere in the world, we enable clients to focus on what they do best.

Making great content.


Our Clients

ITV Studios, Fifty Fifty, Greenrock tv, FIA Formula-e Championship, Aurora Media Worldwide, Make Television
Little Dot Studios, Tracsis PLC, Scorch London, The Other Planet, Loft London

Cloud based solutions like BASE Media Cloud give us the opportunity to be flexible with our workflows, respond quickly to production demands and at the same time work cost effectively.

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Martyn Suker, Head of Production Innovation,
ITV Studios

Media Solutions

Flexible. Affordable. On Demand.


Cloud solutions for today’s BIG media content

We provide cloud-based media storage and media workflow applications, designed for huge capacities, on demand.

Leading technology, without high cost of ownership

We work with leading technology brands to give you access to the latest, greatest tools with vastly reduced costs.

Support, maintenance and upgrades all included

We provide fully managed services, so you can reduce technical distractions and focus on delivering great content.

Dedicated services for digital media companies

We focus on serving companies in Production, Post Production and Distribution, across all areas of digital media.

Flexible pricing models for media budgets

Our pricing fits flexibly with media industry budgets. Solutions are available on a cost effective Pay Per Use basis.

Cloud Storage

Secure. Tailored. Scalable.


Store multiple copies of your media in one safe place

We use highly redundant raid mirroring and intelligent software monitoring to ensure the integrity of your data.

Access from anywhere, anytime with no retrieval charges

Securely access your media files 24/7/365 via easy to use web Portals and Workspaces by Signiant and Aspera

No more hardware purchases, maintenance or upgrades

All our solutions are provided as virtual services, accessible on demand, without the need for expensive kit.

Pay for what you use and scale as you grow

It can be hard to plan for capacity peaks and lows, which is why we scale to fit your real-world needs.


Secure

Our cloud storage solutions are built around award-winning software-defined-storage technology and are hosted securely inside Tier 3 ISO27001 accredited data centres in the UK.

Tailored

Choose from our Simple shared infrastructure, or Premium dedicated infrastructure options and benefit from low cost, high quality cloud storage services, tailored to your specific needs.

Scalable

Whether for Backup, Archive, Disaster Recovery or File Sharing and Distribution, our platform is highly customisable and can be rapidly scaled from just 1TB to 100's of TBs, with no long-term contracts.


Using BASE Media Cloud, we know our clients media assets are backed-up in a safe and secure facility, and can be restored instantly if needed.

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Simon Green, Managing Director,
Green Rock

We have saved money and time on kit purchases, freed up in-house storage space and can keep our team focused purely on creating great quality video content.

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Selma Turajlic, Co-Founder,
Little Dot Studios

The BASE MC team all have a great deal of experience in the post production world and they immediately understood what was required and how to deliver it

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Alex Meade, Operations Director,
Fifty Fifty Post

File Transfer

Moving BIG media at BIG speeds.


Access your media files at maximum speed

Use industry leading file transfer software to upload and download media files of unlimited size.

Share over Internet and private networks

Move content with built-in encryption and acceleration over public Internet and private networks.

Collaborate with teams anywhere, anytime

Benefit from improved efficiencies and creative freedom by speeding up global file collaboration.

Personalise and brand your own web portals

Personalise your cloud service and show off your brand beautifully with branded user interfaces.

Products

Choose from powerful accelerated file transfer applications by Aspera and Signiant and benefit from our fully cloud-based, pay per use solutions, without the need to buy or deploy any expensive storage, servers or software at your own premises.

Multi-purpose

Whether you need to upload raw 4K footage from a shoot, share post production assets between teams or deliver HD masters and Digital Cinema Packages around the world, we have the tools you know and trust, available on demand.

Base Media Cloud File Transfer Interface with Aspera and Signiant

BASE enabled us to receive, store and share 4K rushes and HD footage of international series into one simple platform at super fast speeds.

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Kevin Chapman, Exec Producer,
MAKE TV

A single place for storing and sharing large files during post was a huge benefit. We only have standard broadband at our suites, but the speed of download was fantastic and far faster than other services.

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Theo Cowen, Editor,
Artefact Films

We have benefitted from getting the keys to our content and being able to share our broadcast masters around the world from one simple interface.”

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Stephanie Taplin, Aurora Media /
Formula E

Connectivity

Work from anywhere.

Leveraging powerful cloud solutions requires good quality connectivity. The majority of BASE Media Cloud clients access our solutions via fast Internet connections, making use of existing investments and benefiting from the ever-improving speeds and performances available. In addition we can offer a variety of high bandwidth private network services, in collaboration with our network services partners, giving un-contended, high-bandwidth access to the BASE Media Cloud platform.

For further information please contact us.

Tailored

Pathway to the cloud.

Explore how we can streamline your media production, post production and distribution processes with our tailor-made cloud solutions, increasing efficiency, adding performance and reducing your costs. Our unique cloud platform has been designed as the foundation for integrating a multitude of media tools and applications. Working collaboratively with leading technology partners, our team designs, deploys and manages a wide variety of bespoke solutions, built to order.

For further information please contact us.

Team


Ben Foakes

Ben Foakes

Managing Director

Ben has 15 years media industry experience, having worked as an Editor, Colourist, Producer and Post Supervisor across a range of media projects. Since career highlights editing BAFTA-winning F1 for ITV, his credits span BBC promos, Bond films, Channel 4 documentaries and Jessie J tours, to the post supervision of drama series, SUSPECTS for Fremantle. Ben previously founded and led post facility Sequence, before launching BASE Media Cloud.

Jem Parks

Jem Parks

Business Development Manager

With over 10 years experience across a range of production and post production roles, Jem has a broad understanding of the end to end production process from pre-production to master file delivery. Jem joined the BASE Media Cloud team following previous tenures at Clear Cut Pictures, Sky Studios and prestigious drama and film post production facility, Molinare. Jem is responsible for managing flagship cloud projects including Formula E.

Kevin Heavey

Kevin Heavey

Solutions Architect

Kevin has 20 years experience in systems engineering, with over a decade in broadcast solutions, specialising in cloud-based IP streaming. Kevin joined BASE Media Cloud from Deluxe Media Cloud as a founding member of the Company, playing an instrumental role in the technology team responsible for design, deployment and management of storage, network and Software-as-a-Service solutions forming the BASE Media Cloud platform.

Bogdan Cerisan

Bogdan Cerisan

Systems Engineer

Bogdan joins the BASE Media Cloud following a foundational internship with Orange Networks in France, where he excelled in the areas of Software Defined Networking and Open Stack Cloud technology. Bogdan is responsible for day-to-day technical support, monitoring and maintenance and works directly with Kevin Heavey to administer solution builds.

Bob Rainford

Bob Rainford

Chairman / Finance Director

As CFO of British Telecom's Mobile Division at the launch of Cellnet's (now O2) mobile telecom service in 1985, Bob oversaw the rapid expansion of the major capital spend programme. In 1990 Bob founded and launched an innovative telecom managed service business providing voice mail services to businesses, interconnected to both fixed and mobile phone networks. In 1995 Bob was responsible for the formation and launch of US based Netcom's UK ISP and was subsequently COO for AIM listed Global Internet.

Neil Munday

Neil Munday

Director

Neil has over 25 years experience developing and executing business, sales and marketing strategies for start-up companies and new business units within leading storage vendors such as Arcada, Seagate Software, VERITAS, and SEPATON. As a shareholder and CEO of UK start-up, id7, he played a key role in the company's acquisition by US storage vendor Fusion-IO. Neil is also Chairman and Director at demand generation company Think Pipeline and co-founder and Director at Fast Track EMEA.

Richard Pearce

Richard Pearce

Director

Richard has over 25 years storage industry experience in senior management roles with Xyratex, Seagate and IBM. At Xyratex he oversaw the evolution from a single location IBM manufacturing facility to a global player in the Storage Industry, growing both organically and acquisitively, with facilities in Europe, USA, Mexico and Asia. From 2003 to 2014 Pearce served as CFO and GM of Xyratex, during which time the Company completed an IPO on NASDAQ, saw revenues peak at $1.6Bn and was ultimately acquired by Seagate Technology.

Partners


Vodafone

We are proud to be a preferred partner with Vodafone, one of the world's leading technology services brands. By leveraging Vodafone's best-in-class cloud and hosting infrastructure, high performance network and managed private cloud services, we can scale and adapt our solutions for small, medium and global scale media companies.

Zadara

Ranked number 1 in the 2015 Product Innovation Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan, Zadara Storage is revolutionising the cloud storage market with its patented technology, enabling flexible, high performance, multi-tenant storage in the cloud. Our collaborative approach enables a range of tailored storage solutions, on a Pay Per Use basis.

Vodafone

Aspera's mission is to create next-generation software technologies that move large media data at maximum speed, regardless of file size, transfer distance and network conditions. In a world where IT and media workflows converge, Aspera and BASE Media Cloud solutions provide new ways to help companies collaborate globally.

Zadara

Signiant's intelligent file movement software helps content creators and distributors ensure fast, secure delivery of large files over public and private networks. Signiant's SaaS solutions are directly integrated with the BASE Media Cloud platform to move multiple terabytes of data every day between users across the world .