Amagi CLOUDPORT is an award-winning cloud-based channel playout platform. It offers broadcast-grade quality with the flexibility of true cloud or edge deployment and can be used to deliver linear channels over satellite, fiber, or IP. Unlike traditional playout systems, Amagi CLOUDPORT leverages automation of processes such as playlist generation, and quality checks for configurable parameters. Amagi CLOUDPORT can be also deployed to manage live broadcast and can ingest content from multiple live sources, while the Digital Video Effects (DVE) and advanced graphics make the experience even richer for the user.
Amagi CLOUDPORT is the most versatile playout platform available today and can ingest all industry-preferred formats for audio, video, and subtitles. It can generate output in multiple formats such as HLS, RTMP, and HD-SDI, and can also be used for VOD delivery to vMVPD platforms.
Launch linear OTT channels on leading Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) platforms such as The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Pluto TV, Xumo, Redbox, and STIRR, as well as native apps.
Deliver content directly to the operators using true cloud or edge playout. Both options offer remote playout management.
Manage hundreds of feeds and scale up at will using cloud and automated processes for QC and monitoring.
Take a look at what makes Amagi CLOUDPORT one of the most versatile playout platforms that ultimately helps improve your broadcast ROI
Launch linear TV and OTT channels with unmatched flexibility, and reduced OPEX. Channels can be launched using existing media management and delivery infrastructure through a fully virtualized playout
Video: MOV, MXF, MPG,MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-TS etc.
Audio: Up to 16 tracks supported PCM, Dolby E, Dolby Digital AC3, AAC, MP2
Graphics: TGA, MOV, Adobe After Effects (Dynamic)
Subtitles/ Closed captions: Up to 16 subtitles (Open/closed) EBU STL, SRT, PAC, DVB, Teletext, .890
Multisite workflows with the ability to perform HD to SD down / up conversions in output
Multichannel playout in SDI/IP/ASI output
Evergreen content played as rescue to avoid blackouts
Customizable AsRun logs
Role-based user permissions, audit trails of user activities, and customizable alerts
Real-time master-control view
Live ad breaks
Play live graphics
Play now/Play graphics now
Real-time text such as ticker, social media feeds.
10 Hardware graphics layers & unlimited software layers
Dynamic graphics from media database, asset meta data and playlist data
Adobe After Effects compatibility
Social media integration
Unlike other cloud playout vendors, Amagi’s services and solutions are based on in-house tech stack, automated, error-free, with faster deployment timelines. Amagi provides complete transparency and flexibility, and can launch channels on both TV or OTT platforms with ease. Amagi’s solutions are architected and built on cloud.
Amagi’s offering is built on cloud native platforms, which allows TV networks to spin up new channels without high upfront CAPEX, and with lower OPEX.
Amagi can help you launch sports channels with either an end-to-end managed service model, or with CLOUDPORT playout platform. Amagi’s solution covers all aspects of live channel requirement such as:
Amagi has helped launch premium sports channels for leading networks such as DSPORT by Discovery Communications, IMG EdgeSport, Pac-12 Networks, Tennis Channel, fuboTV, VENN TV, among others.
Yes, Amagi can deliver directly to the headend using IP, satellite, or fiber. Amagi’s CLOUDPORT server can also be installed at the operator headend and still give you complete control of playout
Amagi’s offering is built on some of the most secure cloud instances available, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud. Content, playout, and all assets such as graphics are stored with advanced 128-bit encryption. Additionally, Amagi’s user interface is protected by user defined access to avoid any unauthorized access.
Amagi can guarantee an SLA of 99.99%. In case of an end-to-end playout and delivery service, distribution SLAs may vary based on the choice of satellite or fiber vendor. Amagi also guarantees resolution of critical issues within one hour and provides a 1+1 redundant playout configuration.
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.
Amagi can create a regional or time-adjusted feed using the edge or cloud playout solutions. Both options eliminate the need to launch multiple satellite or fiber feeds.
For Edge playout, content can be sent to the CLOUDPORT edge playout servers using internet. Once the content is stored on edge servers, playout can be managed remotely as per regional schedule using the web user interface.
Cloud playout can be used for purely cloud-based delivery. In this case, the channel playout is completely on cloud, and final output is directly sent to the operator.