Our Origins in Innovation
This company exists thanks to a handful of persistent and curious people, who decided to go against the status quo presented by a tremendous technical challenge at the time: quickly sharing large digital assets at scale.
Sohonet was started in 1995 by a group of London-based post-production facilities as a research project to explore the benefits and opportunities of high-speed connectivity.
Creating its own private network, Sohonet was able to significantly improve productivity by simplifying and accelerating workflows for those involved. Sohonet is now a privately owned company, following an MBO in 2003.
Our Mission, Today & Beyond
Since the early days of its experimental unprecedented origins, Sohonet has grown its network operations internationally and is renowned for creating the world’s largest independent media network. With offices in the UK (Soho and Pinewood Studios), Los Angeles and Sydney, our ever evolving and expansive Global Reach allows us to provide services to all major production centres worldwide.
Sohonet has been a technology driven company since its inception – consistently expanding and developing its systems and hardware to ensure it keeps ahead of the changing requirements of the media industry. We have long understood that for the majority of our customers, the primary function of technology is to enable the creative process. Our mission is to provide bespoke services and solutions that manage the technical obstacles which often distract our customers from their core business.
We pride ourselves for having always been at the forefront of data management, cloud services and networking technology and offer unparalleled levels of support to our customers. Our principal team has extensive experience in applying technology to media production so that we always offer unrivaled knowledge to our customer base.
The premise of Sohonet’s platform is simple: build out a global fiber network, optimized for the transfer and storage of large media files, designed to meet the exacting requirements for performance and security of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment companies. Then add value-added services on top of that performance wherever possible.
Do that for a couple of decades and you learn a bit about what your customers need. In business for 20 years, Sohonet fully understands the media and entertainment industry. Our products and services were designed to address the pain points experienced by media production companies, and offer secure, reliable products and flexible pricing. Our customer service and engineering teams are skilled and offer immediate, real-time assistance when needed.
Network & Connectivity
At the end of the day, the speed at which productions get done is limited by how long it takes to get your critical content from Point A to Point B.
Sohonet originally created it’s networking services to allow secure and high-speed transfer of critical content in a manner that had not been possible before. Today, 450+ M&E leaders count on us to keep redefining what you can get from your network.
Connected Cloud Services
What good is infrastructure if you can’t use it? We love our network, but we know it’s only half the battle for our customers.
Each of our cloud platform services provides a key building block to a larger workspace solution, designed to meet the needs and workflows of the M&E industry.
With Media & Entertainment, maintaining the highest standards of security is non-negotiable, but managing your own technology and logistics can be a serious drag.
We know networks and firewalls like the backs of our hands. With our fully-managed security services, let our team of cybersecurity experts take the grind of tactical security management off your plate.