Interview with Hasan Köroğlu, Founder of Kadraj Group, the Biggest Digital Delivery Hub for Turkish Dramas

Hasan Köroğlu is the founder of Kadraj Group. His knowledge and experience on the Internet and audio visual technologies as a producer for many years had Kadraj growing fast.

Kadraj is the leading company on QC, localization, and delivery services in Turkey, which was established by Hasan in February 2019. It has been 12 years and 8 months until now.

It was just a decade ago when Turkish dramas became popular all over the world, just after two years later Kadraj was established. It was perfect timing for their services, and they are working together with the major market actor including producers, distributors, and broadcasters over these years. Today they are the pioneer in this market, in their domain.

Here’s the interview between Hasan Köroğlu and Raysync, in which Hasan shared his use case in data delivery and the difficulties his team met in the daily workflow.

Raysync: Hi Hasan! Could you please describe your use case in worldwide content delivery?

Hasan: Kadraj is the biggest digital delivery hub for Turkish dramas and Turkish series. Keeping in mind the demand for Turkish dramas on the world market that makes our position unique. After the latest progress on internet technologies and almost 95% of the deliveries are completed via internet, just make it clear, we are talking about deliveries of thousands of hours of content every month to over 40 countries and around 150 clients/broadcasters all over the world. This is why we need alternatives all the time and we are pushing the boundaries all the time.

Raysync: What difficulties have your team met in the workflow? And how does Raysync helps to solve?

Hasan: Especially creating new accounts and user permissions, user management - they are major problems. And there were some issues with the stability of the platforms we were using back then, also bandwidth management was another big problem for us. Raysync solved almost all of them, especially the bandwidth management is really important for us and Raysync did it. We are glad.

Raysync: What projects did Raysync handle the data transfer for?

Hasan: Hundreds of Turkey series and we have sent over 200 thousands of unique commercial hours of TV content. For the last 10 years, the TV content that has been exported to other countries from Turkey, has been prepared and delivered by Kadraj, by us.

Projects Kadraj Participated

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Raysync: How big the file is for each transfer?

Hasan: Let's say it's between 20 gigabytes to one terabytes for each file. May because let’s say a 45 minutes episode is around 20 gigabytes in MXF format, and Turkey series are around two hours long and two hours long 4k raw content is more than a terabyte, those are single files. We have over six petabytes data at the office right now. But keep in mind this is not a big data, this is a volumetric data. We do not have that much files, but the files are really big.

Raysync: How do you like Raysync’s data transfer and acceleration services?

Hasan: Actually, this is something we really haven't thought about it, because just after implementing the software, the platform into our workflow, we got used it very quickly and feel like we haven't migrated but we were using it from the very beginning. It's really easy, we did like it very much. Because it's easy and it's obviously planned and developed with really experienced people, they know what they're doing.

Raysync: What's next plan with Kadraj?

Hasan: There are lots of plans. For the last couple of months we are working on ISO 27001 certification and we are in the process of TPN assessment. And this is why we are updating our structure, everything at the office, so there will be lots of changes in the coming a few months, maybe before the new year and a lot will change at Kadraj.

Special thanks to Hasan Köroğlu from Kadraj Group.

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