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Last Week Tonight implements MatrixStore to manage growing archive

Object Matrix, the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions to the media industry, has announced that it has provided 768TB of its award-winning MatrixStore object storage platform to the critically acclaimed American talk show Last Week Tonight.

Hosted by comedian John Oliver, the HBO series takes a look at news, politics and current affairs and is watched by millions of viewers on a weekly basis. Last Week Tonight required an intelligent storage platform that was able to securely manage its growing archive whilst also ensuring clips, previous shows and out-takes discoverable at all times. By implementing a private cloud storage platform Last Week Tonight has greater flexibility, more content protection, wider sharing options and a future roadmap to adding more workflows be they on premises, off-premises or in the public cloud.

MatrixStore is the multiple award-winning, media focused hybrid cloud solution that is designed to meet the challenges faced by media organizations that log, share and archive video content. Its tight integrations and automated workflows ensure Last Week Tonight will benefit from operational efficiencies and the option of elastic scale brought from hybrid environments.

Elliott Brown, Director of IT, Last Week Tonight, commented:

As our archive continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we need to better preserve that content while making it instantly accessible. MatrixStore was an attractive solution for us, firstly because it is built for media workflows, but also because of the flexibility and scalability it affords while enabling everything we were looking for in a secure yet accessible archive.

CineSys-Oceana was tasked by Last Week Tonight with finding and implementing a solution that meets the increasing demand. Together, they concluded that the platform should be based on a secure object storage platform that would preserve its valuable content through its lifespan with the option of integrating further disaster recovery workflows in the future.

Nick Pearce-Tomenius, Sales and Marketing Director, Object Matrix, added:

Last Week Tonight is an extremely popular talk show that relies on having instant access to a large archive of clips. MatrixStore was built on the premise to provide that access whilst protecting the data and metadata at the highest levels. We are extremely proud to be working with this highly acclaimed HBO show as it further demonstrates that we, Object Matrix, have the solutions, services and expertise to help broadcasters move to private, or hybrid, cloud storage technology thus enabling them to benefit operationally and financially.

The solution consists of 768TB MatrixStore storage with access to the content provided by standard interfaces and the Vision application. The clusters are installed in one location with plans to expand in the future.

About Object Matrix
Object Matrix is an award-winning UK based software company that pioneered Digital Content Governance (DCG), object storage and the modernisation of digital video workflows. Its media-focused private and hybrid cloud solutions are tightly integrated into file based and IP workflows to bring economic and operational benefits to its customers. Its flagship product, MatrixStore, is used by the world’s largest organisations that create and distribute video content, including NBC, TV Globo, MSG-N, the BBC & BT. For further information please visit

About CineSys-Oceana
Media IT Specialists focused on high end workflow solutions and custom integrations, including storage infrastructures, tiered storage solutions, archive, asset management and more. Their team of professionals have a broad base of experience designing, implementing and supporting workflows for the media and broadcast industry.