Media content planning and scheduling has been a pain point for both traditional broadcasters and 'digital first' companies. Traditional broadcasters have largely relied on complex broadcast scheduling and traffic systems, whereas 'digital first' companies seldom have access to such complex software, forcing them to plan and schedule their content and media assets manually into playout systems.
Amagi PLANNER is a simple content planning and scheduling platform that is a lightweight alternative to a full-fledged traffic system. Amagi PLANNER makes content planning and scheduling for streaming TV easy and efficient.
Using Amagi PLANNER, a scheduler can input rules to create schedule patterns, easily create an EPG across multiple days in just a few clicks and then export it to Amagi CLOUDPORT channel creation platform. Amagi PLANNER provides a multitude of features catering to the workflow of the scheduler to allow for easy scheduling of different types of media assets. Currently, the platform is available for all Amagi CLOUDPORT customers.
Metadata is sourced from the content owner and ingested into Amagi PLANNER. The content manager pane in Amagi PLANNER displays the media metadata along with the program hierarchy to help the scheduler select the right media to schedule in the calendar.
Program schedule or EPG is created across multiple days along with scheduling patterns like daily, only weekends or any specific custom pattern. Program repeat timing is provided to ease EPG creation.
Amagi PLANNER is integrated with Amagi CLOUDPORT. The EPG output is exported to CLOUDPORT where it can viewed as a day-wise playlist with segment information and auto-scheduled ad breaks.
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Search, sort and filter functionality to select the right media to schedule. Simple ‘drag and drop’ functionality to schedule assets in the calendar.
Absolutely! Through Amagi PLANNER, you can schedule horizontally across multiple days or vertically i.e., in a ‘binge watch’ back-to-back mode. You can define scheduling patterns like daily, weekends only, or specific custom patterns. You can also provide repeat times so that EPG creation becomes easier.
Currently, it can only be integrated with CLOUDPORT, Amagi’s channel playout platform.
No. Amagi PLANNER is used for creating the EPG i.e., scheduling at a program level. We have an auto scheduling algorithm that will take the EPG exported from Amagi PLANNER and displays it in the Amagi CLOUDPORT playlist with all the segment information along with breaks. The scheduler can thus use Amagi CLOUDPORT edit playlist feature only for all the fine tuning i.e., advertisement, promo and graphic scheduling.