IBC: Amagi Sets Strategic Partnership With Tellyo To Integrate Advanced Video Toolset For Sports And News Broadcasters

In a move to bolster its digital video capabilities, Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions for broadcast and connected TV, has set a strategic partnership with Tellyo, known for […]

IBC: Amagi Launching Cloud-Based Amagi Dynamic

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV (CTV), is introducing Amagi Dynamic at IBC, what it calls “a ground-breaking platform that empowers rights owners […]

IBC: Imagine Communications, Amagi Launch Direct Sales Tools For FAST

Amagi, provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, announced in a press release its partnership with Imagine Communications to unveil an innovative FAST monetization solution for direct […]

Virgin Media Unveils New FAST Channels Powered By Amagi And 24i

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, in collaboration with 24i, a video streaming user experience expert, today announced that U.K. telecoms, media and […]


Hubbing Persists Despite Cloud Pressure

Most engineers feel the cloud isn’t quite ready to handle the dynamic nature and complex timing requirements of local stations, which frequently go live, and concerns linger over centralizing their content in cloud storage in case of connectivity failures or other emergencies. Pictured: Encompass provides multichannel playout services from its operations centers in Atlanta, London and Singapore.

Amagi Sets Deal With NHL As League’s FAST Channel Tech Provider

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, today announced that the National Hockey League has selected the company to create and distribute its first […]


Fuller Halls, Strategic Partnerships Mark Resurgent NAB Show In Las Vegas

Noticeably heavier crowds filled a conference swinging back from the pandemic, while strategic partnerships between vendors signaled a new tack for the industry.

Amagi Unveils CONNECT: A Global Online FAST Marketplace For Platforms & Content Partners

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has launched its end-to-end FAST marketplace, Amagi CONNECT, to facilitate the discovery, connection and monetization of digital […]

Amagi Helps Estrella Bolster & Expand Spanish-Language FAST Channels

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, today expanded its partnership with leading Spanish-language media company Estrella Media to streamline its ingest segmentation, creation, […]


Broadcasters, Leagues And Teams Eye Hybrid Models While Rethinking Regional Sports

RSNs carried by pay TV services are struggling in the face of cord-cutting and are looking for new ways to reach fans old and new. Pictured (l-r): Adam Wiener, Dan Marshall, Ed Desser, Kerry Bubolz, Lee H. Berke and Brian Lawlor. (Alyssa Wesley photo)

NAB Show: Amagi Demonstrates Enterprise-Ready Cloud Transformation Solutions

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, announced that it will be celebrating 10 years of pioneering and shaping cloud adoption in the broadcast […]

Amagi And Sinclair To Launch Fully Integrated, Cloud-Based OTA Station Playout Origination

Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, said that Sinclair Broadcast Group will deploy Amagi’s solutions to migrate from the on-premise playout of its […]

NAB Show: 24i & Amagi Set Technical Partnership

24i, a video streaming user experience expert, has formed a technical partnership with Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV. The partnership will see […]

NAB Show: 24i And Amagi Establish Technical Partnership


For Master Control, Broadcasters Lean On Hardware And Hubs

TV stations are still putting most of their dollars into on-prem hardware for master control functions, with their cloud investments aimed at OTT and disaster recovery. Pictured: Imagine recently partnered with Vizrt to integrate its cloud playout software with Vizrt’s live production tools.

Talking TV: The FAST Track To Streaming’s Future

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Marco Di Giacomo, CMO of Amagi, about why he believes all broadcasters need to be on FAST channels post haste, the growing revenue opportunities there and where artificial intelligence will play a role in improving their UX and popularity.


Automation And Cloud Drive Studio Workflows

Technology executives from Disney, CBS Television Stations, Fox’s WTTG Washington and Amagi said they’re turning to private and public clouds to find new efficiencies in production workflows at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum on Tuesday, a transition one sees as “scaling” in. Pictured (l-r): CBS Television Stations’ Jeff Birch, WTTG Washington’s Jim Beahn, Disney’s Fabian Westerwelle and Amagi’s Stephen Bach (Alyssa Wesley photo). Read a full report here and/or watch the video above.

Amagi Raises $100M+ to Propel Growth As Next-Generation Media Tech Platform

Amagi, a media technology provider, today announced over $100 million in investment, inclusive of $80 million in primary capital, from global growth equity firm General Atlantic. The investment brings Amagi’s […]

Vevo Partners With Amagi To Support Its Global CTV Expansion

Vevo, a leading music video network, today announced enhancements to its global connected TV (CTV) programming and advertising infrastructure by partnering with Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology […]

Amagi Intros Cloud Playout Solution On Google Cloud Marketplace

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. […]


At IBC, Returning To A New Normal

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.

IBC: Amagi To Showcase Cloud Streaming, Monetization Innovations

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 […]

Amagi Sets New Partnership With VIDAA

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 […]


For News Streamers, Content And Workflow Challenges Are The Next Frontier

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.


Broadcasters Weigh New Playout Options

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.


Broadcasters, Vendors Tout Cloud Progress At Devoncroft

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.


As The Pandemic Wanes, Virtualization Isn’t Winding Back

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.

TV news finds new, creative frontier in streaming media

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. 


TVN webinar to spotlight bold innovations unleashed by the rise of live linear news streaming

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 Secures Over $100M To Accelerate Cloud-Led Innovations

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 […]

Gannett Relaunches Linear Channels In Partnership With Amagi

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. […]

Nexstar, Sinclair, Fox Stations, Amagi Execs To Address Streaming News Technology Challenges

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.


TVN Tech | TV Broadcasters Expand Cloud Usage

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.

TVN Webinar To Explore IP And Cloud Playout

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.


Webinar: IP and Cloud Playout in 2021

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?

TVN’S TV2025

Big TV Groups March Toward IP, Cloud Platforms

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 Clocks 120% YOY Revenue Growth

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 […]


TVN Tech | Broadcasters Play To Cloud’s Strengths For Playout

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 Transitions UK And France Linear Channels To Amagi Cloud

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 […]


TVN Tech | COVID-19 Confirms Shift To IP, Cloud

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.