One of our biggest success stories of 2014 was providing the official Press Image Library for the South American Games. The South American Games is a multi-sport event that, just like the Olympics, takes place every four years but with the participating competitors being only from the 14 countries of continental South America.

Zuid-Amerikaanse Spelen

Sports photography
The 2014 games, the 10th were held in March last year (2014) in Chile. Following on from the games billed as ‘X Juegos SudAmericanos’ was the 1st ParaSouthAmerican Games, ‘I Juegos ParaSurAmericanos‘ and MediaFiler delivered the press images from these games too. The South American Games covered 317 events in 33 sports and while not on the scale of the Olympics many Olympic competitors took part and for the people of Latin America this was a BIG event. Sport is BIG News with a massive following in South America.

News Module: combines photography with the stories
MediaFiler Agent for Latin America, Jordi Lorente had previously set up a library for Agencia Uno, the largest photographic agency in Chile and it was on their recommendation that Jordi was asked to set up the games Press Library. The library was required to carry all the official images of the games together with news stories related to certain groups of images, using the MediaFiler News Module.

Performance and availability
Official photographers and reporters, many from Agencia Uno uploaded directly into MediaFiler from the field. The press from around the world downloaded 24/7. After login they were able to select and view the latest images or click on the relevant icon to immediately see the latest images in that particular discipline. MediaFiler was provided as a hosted solution based in our data center in Holland, ensuring our own system engineers were monitoring the library and could make adjustments if required.