MEDIa

Launching a Digital Asset Management System for BBC's Archive

Initiatives
Application Development
Data Engineering & Analytics
Cloud & DevOps

In its mission to create a single, efficient digital asset management system, the BBC partnered with Andela to harness top-tier engineering talent for building a platform that would centralize and enhance its image repository.

This collaboration led to developing a system designed to replace the outdated Jarvis and Elvis systems, integrating advanced technologies like Scala, Java, AWS, and React. Andela’s team was crucial in architecting and implementing solutions that streamlined image aggregation, ensured real-time image availability with correct metadata, and improved usage rights management.

The result is a robust platform that supports nearly 10,000 users and manages about 2.5 million images, significantly reducing the BBC’s operational complexities and costs related to image rights. This new system has increased the efficiency of accessing and utilizing media assets and bolstered BBC’s compliance and auditing capabilities, marking a significant step forward in its digital transformation journey.

Solution
Web App
Mobile App
CMS
Manual Testing
Skills
Android
iOS
AWS
Node
Scala
Roles
Full-stack Developer
iOS Developer
Android Developer
DevOps Engineer
Data Engineer
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