Amagi, a specialist in cloud-based broadcast playout technology, will launch an advanced version of its flagship cloud channel playout platform, Cloudport, at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Amagi Cloudport will allow TV Networks to launch new channels without traditional satellite or fibre broadcast infrastructure, at a fraction of the cost.
The platform consists of content preparation servers installed at the broadcast station, a secure cloud storage and distribution system, and Amagi edge servers deployed at headends for further distribution. The platform guarantees 99.99% broadcast SLAs and is best suited for non-live genre of channels, the company said.
Cloudport 2.0 features end-to-end broadcast workflow capabilities on the cloud including media asset management, QC, subtitle edit and management, and automation and scheduling features. The platform is also powered with dynamic graphics for enhanced viewer experience. Cloudport 2.0 will provide a centralised asset management on the cloud through a web-based user interface. It also delivers a real-time playout control MCR-like experience ensuring robustness and quality of the channel playout.
Srividhya Srinivasan, co-founder of Amagi, said: “TV Networks across the world are looking for efficiency and flexibility in their playout systems. Amagi has been conscious of their requirements and has packed numerous advanced features to make Cloudport 2.0 the best-in-class cloud-based channel playout platform.”
Srividhya said: “Given the huge demand for OTT products in the marketplace, we have built in OTT-readiness into Cloudport 2.0. It is now possible to create Internet-specific, broadcast-grade linear TV channels that can be played out on variety of devices and delivery networks.”
Amagi has developed deep integration capabilities with third-party scheduling, automation and asset management systems in a bid to foster quicker adoption of Cloudport 2.0.
TV Networks can now set up Cloudport 2.0 with minimal changes to their existing workflows.