Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced the general availability of its broadcast-grade cloud playout product, Amagi Cloudport, on Google Cloud Marketplace. The partnership, Amagi says, elevates its SaaS offerings to its customers “by combining the advantages of Amagi’s live and on-demand video infrastructure services with Google […]
In Amsterdam this week, there was plenty of talk about broadcasters’ ongoing transition to IP and the cloud, along with the supply chain issues and labor shortages hampering it, but most people were too grateful to see old friends, colleagues and clients to complain.
Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, will showcase its range of cloud streaming and monetization innovations, as well as highlighting strong growth powered by customer momentum, at IBC 2022 (RAI, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand: 5.C76). The increase in demand for connected TV devices and the free ad-supported TV […]
Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, today announced a Connected TV (CTV) content distribution agreement with VIDAA, the provider of a smart TV operating system and content platform on Hisense TVs and other smart TVs. The partnership, leveraging Amagi’s Content Plus marketplace, gives VIDAA users in the Americas, Australia […]
Executives from E.W. Scripps, Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Local and Cox Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that hiring challenges are frustrating their efforts to swiftly build out robust streaming channels, but forays into automation and hub-and-spoke models are easing some of the pressure.
TV stations and groups are increasingly turning to the cloud for playout solutions, and vendors are meeting them there with SaaS options. Above: Imagine’s Aviator control interface. The cloud-based system is designed to support both linear and OTT playout.
While previous Devoncroft conferences took place at off-site hotels, the 2022 edition was co-located with the NAB Show and held on the Main Stage of the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It drew hundreds of senior executives for an afternoon of panel discussions on everything from cloud migration and IP connectivity to virtual production and blockchain technology. Above, Devoncroft Principal Analyst Josh Stinehour (left) and Sinclair CEO Chris Ripley talking technology.
Executives from ABC News, NBCUniversal Local, ABS-CBN and Avid told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that they’re not reversing steps to build distributed production environments, regardless of how many people are returning to the office. But the road still has its bumps, such as persistent issues with latency and intercom and confidence monitoring.
Journalists who have made the switch from traditional TV news to streaming media have found room to experiment and rewrite the rules in a medium that offers live linear and on-demand opportunities. Comparing notes during a TVNewsCheck webinar were (clockwise from upper left) Amagi’s Brian Ring, Atmosphere’s Micah Grimes, Cox Media Group’s Matthew Dominguez, AccuWeather Network’s Sarah Katt and LiveNOW from Fox’s Shareef Abul-Ela.
The proliferation of news on live linear streaming has set off an explosion of innovation in television news. TVNewsCheck will turn a spotlight on this trend during a webinar set for March 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Sharing their experience and insights during the event will be: (clockwise from upper left): Micah Grimes, VP news and sports, Atmosphere TV; Shareef Al-Ela, VP and head of LiveNow from Fox; Sarah Katt, general manager of AccuWeather Network and OTT streaming services; Brian Ring, senior director, product marketing for news, Amagi and the webinar’s moderator; and Matt Dominguez, senior manager, streaming distribution and partnerships at Cox Media Group. To join us at the webinar, please register here.
Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, announced today that Accel, Avataar Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and existing investor Premji Invest have collectively invested more than $100 million in the company. The venture funds have bought out the stake held by Emerald Media (an investment platform backed by KKR) […]
Gannett Co. has relaunched its over-the-top properties in partnership with Amagi, a next-generation media technology company providing the platform for the USA Today News and USA Today SportsWire 24-hour streaming channels. Since launching OTT channels in 2018, Gannett has expanded to more than a dozen Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) platforms including Xumo, The Roku Channel, […]
Streaming News 2021 will wrap up Wednesday with a roundtable on technology and the free ad-supported TV approach to building a business on OTT. Register here.
Technology executives from WarnerMedia, Sinclair, Amagi and Grass Valley said at a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that while broadcasters are drawn to the cloud’s flexibility and scalability, moving away from on-prem hardware means workflow changes often better suited to a hybrid model.
Technology managers from Sinclair Broadcast Group, WarnerMedia, Amagi and Grass Valley will talk about their progress at designing IP and cloud playout operations during a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar. Set for Thursday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. ET, the webinar’s speakers will be (clockwise from upper right): Matt Azzarto, director of media technology, Production Engineering Group, WarnerMedia; Srini Srinivasan, co-founder, Amagi; Walid Hamri, senior director of media systems at Sinclair Broadcast Group; moderator Glen Dickson, TVNewsCheck contributing editor, and Karl Mehring, senior director of product management for playout at Grass Valley. Please register here to join the webinar.
Networks and station groups are working on designing IP and cloud playout operations that include live programming. What challenges do they still face in 2021? How much of their cloud playout plans will use the public clouds and how much will take place in private data networks? What do leading technologists anticipate will be their timelines for moving playout to IP or the cloud?
Technology executives from Fox Corp., Hearst, Sinclair and Tegna have already virtualized many of their functions, replacing some aging infrastructures with IP routing and broadening their use of the cloud, they said at a TV2025 panel last week. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.
Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and streaming TV, reports year-over-year quarterly revenue growth of 120% for the quarter ending September 2020. The company now supports more than 400 channels on its platform for a variety of services — linear channel creation, distribution and monetization, with more than 1,000 delivery end […]
Broadcasters such as Sinclair and Vice are increasingly shifting playout functions to cloud platforms, seeking more flexibility and agility there and testing the waters with disaster recovery strategies, OTT channels and diginets. “In the cloud, you can build up a whole separate system in parallel, test it, then cut over to it,” says one consultant.
Vice TV, the international television network from Vice Media Group, has transitioned its U.K. and French channels to Amagi’s fully virtual cloud playout platform. All international services of Vice TV channels covering APAC and EMEA are now fully managed by Amagi. “Amagi has been a great partner as we have pioneered adoption of cloud based […]
The pandemic created an opportunity to stress-test distributed and virtualized workflows right now that stations and networks were already considering for the future. The industry’s shift may now be ahead of schedule because of it. Above, NBC Universal’s Boston Media Center is one of the latest all-IP broadcast facilities.
Amagi | Stand 2.B19 | www.amagi.com Amagi, a provider of cloud-based broadcast infrastructure, and targeted TV and OTT advertising, says its CLOUDPORT multichannel cloud playout platform can now be deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Owing to this development, Amagi CLOUDPORT users now have the option to operate on one of the most widely […]
Amagi | Booth SU12207CM | Website: www.amagi.com Amagi, a provider of content delivery and monetization platforms for the broadcast industry, will highlight its new cloud-based offerings. The new products and services offer increased operational efficiency, scalability, and cost savings to broadcasters in North America and beyond. NEW Cloud-Based Fully Automated Broadcast Services — Amagi will […]
Amagi | Stand 2.B19 | Website: http://www.amagi.com At IBC 2016, Amagi, a pioneer in cloud-based TV broadcast and monetization platforms, will showcase an end-to-end cloud-based workflow to launch and monetize OTT channels. Amagi will also demonstrate next-generation versions of its flagship cloud-based channel playout and regionalization platforms. Amagi’s enhanced product suite offers increased operational efficiency, […]