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ABC seeks to improve digital content delivery

by Chris Huckstepp •
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Faced with significant budget cuts and a burgeoning volume of digital content to push out through multiple channels, the ABC is after improved on and off-shore performance, scalability and cost efficiency of its digital content delivery capability and has released a Content Distribution Network (CDN) Request for Proposal (RFP) to achieve this aim. It is after a solution that will manage:

  • Webpages/Assets: delivery of static and dynamically generated webpages, common data and feeds formats, common file formats, and flexible caching rules; and
  • Audio/Video: file based audio and video for consumption by audiences on-demand or by live streaming.

Respondents are able provide alternative solutions provided that they have first met the mandatory requirements which include:

  • Expertise and experience in content delivery services for large volume clients or experience with the manufacture of relevant hardware for the purpose of high performance and large volume content delivery;
  • Ability to serve content for Australian destinations from a source hosted in Australia;
  • Facility to ensure adequate levels of security for equipment (for all outsourced services);
  • Capability for safeguarding data integrity;
  • Respondents must not charge the ABC for testing; and
  • The solution must not require end-users to install any special software.  

The contract between the successful supplier and the ABC is likely to last two years with an option for an additional two one-year extensions.

Respondents have until 13th November 2014 to submit their tenders.  

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