AberFast Lite is designed to provide an alternative to satellite delivery for clients sending a single version program to 40+ TV stations. As the name indicates, this is a LITE version of our full-service AberFast Station Delivery but with no sacrifice to the overall quality of the final program.
For Programmers it’s a simple 2 step process – just provide us a list of your airing stations and upload your source file.
For TV Stations it’s a simple 3 step process...
We are providing 5 HD media spec files (2-minute video clip) for you to choose. All AberFast Lite files have closed captions embedded, color bars & tone, and slate. Please download and test the files from the list below and choose the option that works best for your station. We'll ask you to confirm your choice during the scheduled setup in Step 2.
If you currently receive files from Aberdeen via our File Catalyst app then please schedule a time here to confirm file specs, workflow, and setup station portal access. You may skip Step #2.
Aberdeen will install a lightweight enterprise-grade delivery software on any PC, Mac, or Server - it does not need to be a server dedicated to AberFast Lite only. This allows files to automatically be delivered and has controls to set bandwidth limitations and delivery times.
An Aberdeen Tech will remote in with your assistance using TeamViewer or your preferred screen share software to download and install the File Catalyst software. It will take approximately 15 minutes to add all the necessary protocols in the File Catalyst application and test the transfer.
Please have your IT Department set firewall permissions to allow TCP and UDP transfers as follows:
|When you’re ready to install the File Catalyst software, please book time on our calendar:
Provide names and emails of individuals you would like to have access to your private AberFast Station Portal. The portal will allow you to view proxies of delivered files along with, if necessary, access to download the full-length hi-res file for broadcast.