“Content has to be available IMMEDIATELY in the best resolution anytime and anywhere - otherwise you will not stand a chance in today's fierce competition for attention and reach and you will be suspended.”
Anyone who uploads one and the same video over and over again to an internet platform to send the same file is ineffective. The founding team around scoopa.com has been working together since 2006 at many major media production events. We were looking for a way to send large files - video files - faster and more effective. The first new thought was, not to transfer files from A to B, but to upload the files only once to the Internet and to make it accessible there on extremely fast servers with extremely large bandwidth for high speed downloads even on very large files with some GB. Share instead of transfer. With the upcoming faster Internet connections (fiber optics but also 4G), the need for technical performance has also increased. Every content needs to be faster and more global accessible. As part of our joint production projects with the production company best boys tv-factory GmbH, we were looking for a solution to our problem. There were and are many providers - but almost all of them are only optimized for Internet-quality videos, they require hardware and/or software, or are very complicated to use. That was not an option for us. In the deliberations on the "Best Case", we also wanted to completely banish the entire complex organizational and administrative part of emails and telephone calls relating to media distribution with videos. Recipients should be automatically notified of new content. The new providers of very large data centers and global networks created the technical infrastructure for us to program the first version of scoopa.com. Already at the first use we and our customers were enthusiastic. We were able to deliver much more content much faster with less staff and financial commitment. The costs for our customers have dropped significantly and at the same time the success has multiplied.
Still there was no name scoopa and still the version 1 of the cloudplatform was an internal project of the production company best boys. But we caught the interest of very large global sports rights marketing and production companies - and they really wanted to use our cloud solution. In order to be able to offer our service to third parties, a separate company - best boys media lab GmbH & Co. KG - was founded in 2015 and it was further developed as Software as a Service (SaaS) with an subscription model. The name scoopa.com was found and the customer base grew even before the official start. scoopa.com is already the most widespread solution for the international delivery of television images for major sporting events.
Many sports associations and their production partners as well as TV companies use scoopa.com instead of satellite transmissions and classic file transfers if it is not live.
In 2018, we delivered the feature "Direct Cloud Ingest" ("DCI") for the first time. It allows producers to automatically load video files into their scoopa platform – if you like directly from the Outside Broadcast truck (OB truck).
In 2019, we extended scoopa.com for a better archive function with a cheap way to save all videos in the platform low priced to browse and sift through but only for cheap archival storage to pay. What is uploaded once in scoopa should stay there. For scoopa.com clients archiving of video content is no longer a difference but the same story without more efforts to take.