The Ark have large digital and physical library facilities in Central and West London and are able to provide a range of storage solutions and services.

    Digital Storage

    The Ark uses a state of the art video and data storage platform utilising the latest technology for archiving, short term storage and programme delivery combined with fast retrieval.

    • The Ark stores files to an object storage system where they are held on spinning disc for access at your convenience
    • We can ingest and transcode any tape or file to create your own library
    • Access to a personalised user-friendly portal for you and your clients
    • The ability to manage users to control access
    • Ideal for global storage and deployment
    • Ability to archive your material to LTO (LTFS) once deemed no longer required for short term access. Any material archived will retain a viewing file for you to access and fully comprehensive file listing will be available via our LTO reporting application.

    Physical Storage

    • Fully temperature controlled building with fire detection system
    • 24 hour monitoring with CCTV
    • Full database management system using CPPS (The Ark’s bespoke system) with the ability to view, search and track media
    • Online managed requests
    • Ability to access tapes same day (Mon-Fri)



    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