For TV networks covering diverse geographical regions using a common satellite feed, Amagi offers an innovative solution to geo-target ads without creating a separate satellite infrastructure. Traditionally, if TV networks had to attract local or regional advertisers when broadcasting a single feed to multiple regions, they had to invest in as many satellite transponders to create ‘local’ feeds. This would mean upfront capital investment without guarantee of advertising revenue returns that is commensurate with investments. Often, this becomes a deterrent for TV networks to build new ad revenue streams.
Using Amagi STORM IRD solution for geo-targeting ads, TV networks can create as many ‘local’ feeds from a common satellite feed enabling local/regional advertisers to reach target audiences, thereby generating ad revenues which otherwise was left untapped.
For TV networks, Amagi licenses its geo-targeting solution on a revenue-share model. This makes it easy for TV networks to expand their advertising business without allocating a large CAPEX.
Build a new advertiser segment, enabling them to advertise on mainstream TV channels, but reach targeted geographies in a diverse market at significantly lower costs.
Allow large advertisers to split their ad inventory on a common feed to run different ad campaigns in different locations.
Amagi’s onboarding team works with customer’s technical team to set up the entire geo-targeting infrastructure and workflows.
Create linear channels and distribute over satellite, fiber or IP-based delivery.
Insert ad triggers in primary feed as per schedule.
Deliver local ads to STORM IRD via cloud or satellite trickle bandwidth.
Frame-accurately insert local ads when triggers are recognized.
Distribute modified ‘local’ feeds with inserted ads
Monitor the entire workflow from a web-based UI.
See how Amagi STORM IRD solution helps geo-target ads with greater ease & control, and maximize your ad revenues
Insert local content, promos, and ads frame-accurately on a common satellite feed.
Traditionally, replacement triggers such as DTMF, Packet 31, and SCTE 35 have been used to insert local ads on common feed. These triggers are not part of the content stream and are inserted as part of a separate workflow. Amagi Watermark is an inaudible and invisible audio signature that is embedded in the media assets, thus inserted as part of the stream.
When using Amagi Watermark in combination with Amagi STORM, there would not be any changes to your workflow. Standard modifications may be required in case of DTMF and SCTE markers.
Unlike conventional ad triggers such as SCTE 35 and DTMF, STORM supports Amagi Watermark that eliminates the need to manually mark opt-in and opt-out points for commercials and ensures granular level of control on content/ad replacement.
Amagi STORM can receive replacement ad via cloud or even via satellite trickle bandwidth. Amagi has even created unique architectures that involve secured transfer of ads directly from Ad partners to operators/affiliate headends.
Amagi STORM has been built to be an extremely secure system, with rigorous security policy governing all transmission of data.
Amagi STORM has a built-in memory to store thousands of hours of video. Since every STORM IRD can be linked to cloud, content can be refreshed on a regular basis, ensuring that the IRDs keep playing out latest content and ads in event of a catastrophe.
Amagi’s services are offered in ‘follow-the-sun’ model with a full-fledged monitoring facility located in Amagi’s operations centers in Bangalore, New Delhi, and a MCR in London. Amagi’s web-based user interface enables operations team to provide 24x7 support remotely.
Amagi offers on-call and email L1, and L2 support, and L3 technical support for all customer deployments, and uses JIRA ticket management system for on-time resolution of all issues.
Yes, Amagi’s platform can be configured for private or hybrid cloud deployments..