Customer Story

Producers of Survivor South Africa Attain World-class Production Value with Help from Teradici Cloud Access Software

El Nido Survivor

Afrokaans Film & Television is a multicultural African production company based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2006, Afrokaans has become synonymous with cutting-edge TV programming—including reality shows, lifestyle shows, celebrity news shows, and dramas. The company’s work includes Survivor South Africa and Power Couple!

Challenges

  • Create a new season of Survivor South Africa with the same awesome production value as the American version
  • Deliver every episode on time and on budget
  • Give post-production editors the flexibility to work from anywhere, on any device
  • Efficiently edit remotely hosted video files with as little as 10 Mbps bandwidth

Solution

  • Switched from a third-party post-production facility to “production as a service” from Brave Channels, a local cloud service provider
  • Accessed powerful virtual workstations in the Brave Channels cloud from existing Mac and Windows devices, using Teradici Cloud Access Software

Results

  • Delivered world-class production value for Survivor South Africa: Island of Secrets, producing episodes on time and within budget
  • Transformed business model by bringing production tools to editors wherever they are and enabling round-the-clock editing
  • Increased editors’ productivity by giving them autonomy over where and when to work
  • Kept footage secure because video files never leave the data center
  • Built the foundation to hire talented editors in other countries in the future

Cloud Access Software is available for
Windows and Linux environments