File Conversion, Transcode & Ingest

    The world of video is in constant flux with changes in technology providing new and cost-effective ways to distribute and monetise your programmes. The Ark offers cutting edge technology and expertise in order to create complete workflow solutions for the creation, distribution and storage of all your programme material to all international specifications including DPP and iTunes.

    Services include:

    • Encoding from all tape/file sources to all recognised formats
    • DPP creation and delivery
    • Full Compliance Assured
    • Audio Loudness including EBU R128
    • Flash Pattern Analysis testing and fixing
    • Automated QAR
    • Eyeball QAR to all broadcaster specifications
    • BBC Studios approved
    • File delivery via secure high bandwidth solutions
    • Over 1 Petabyte of spinning disc storage



    After using The Ark for many years, I can say there really isn’t a better service in or out of Soho. The Ark not only service the industry, they service the individual. From the huge multi-episode delivery to the smallest, most intricate QC. With their fast and efficient workflow and awareness of Industry fluctuations they stand head and shoulders above other facilities.

    Alex Powles: Distribution Manager – DRG

    CT Media have been working with The Ark for over three years for our post production and delivery needs. We represent a number of independent producers internationally and our biggest hurdle is ensuring that their content is technically high enough to meet international broadcast standards. The Ark work their magic in post, audio and delivery – bringing content up to spec. Although based in the USA we always send our material to The Ark. We trust Dan and his team 100% to get the job done at a fair price.

    Simone McNaught: VP International Sales and Acquisitions/Director of Production – CT Media Distribution

    I’ve worked with The Ark for 10yrs now and from bookings to despatch The Ark are an incredible team of people whose professionalism and attention to detail are unparalleled in their field.

    Vicky Albon – Head of Operations at Endemol Shine International