College Football Playoff taps Wazee for digital media hub

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Wazee Digital Media Hub will be in use during the College Football Playoffs, featuring the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Disney)

Wazee Digital said that the College Football Playoff (CFP) tournament has replaced its File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site with a Wazee Digital Media Hub.

The CFP made the change to give authorized media a more centralized portal for accessing approved CFP content used in coverage of College Football Playoff games.

"We had been using FTP sites to store our digital assets in the past. While FTP served our needs over the years, it was time for something simpler and more efficient," said Gina Lehe, College Football Playoff senior director of communications and brand management, in a statement. "Members of the media are often crunched for time and need a site that is reliable and well-organized, so the greatest benefit of having Digital Media Hub is to provide media with a user-friendly one-stop shop that gives them easy access to all things CFP."

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CFP's Digital Media Hub will provide access to near-real-time footage during the upcoming 2017-2018 playoffs, including for the national championship game and Playoff Semifinal bowl games. Media Day and press conference clips from the 2015 through 2017 national championship games will also be available.

"Digital Media Hub provides an intuitive, branded interface to search, preview, and download near-live content in a quick-turn 'newswire'-type service for busy news media," said Mike Arthur, senior vice president of Licensing and Live Events at Wazee Digital, in a statement. "By doing away with old FTP technology and moving to Digital Media Hub, College Football Playoff has greatly improved the experience for its stakeholders in the press while streamlining its own workflow—especially on Media Day."