CLOUDPORTXpress

Cloud playout for TV & OTT on AWS Marketplace

What is CLOUDPORTXpress

Amagi CLOUDPORTXpress is a cloud-based channel playout platform that enables both broadcast TV and streaming TV networks to launch and manage broadcast-grade linear channels on a 'Pay-as-you-go' model. Using a simple web UI, one can ingest media files in multiple formats onto the AWS cloud, manage media libraries, generate playlists, create schedules, add dynamic graphics and subtitles, playout the channel, and deliver the feed to cable/satellite/OTT platforms. The entire broadcast workflow can be managed from any remote location. Amagi CLOUDPORTXpress makes it easy to scale operations, add new channels, and deliver content to operators and platforms across the world.

Benefits

  • Create channels in minutes, with just a few clicks
  • User-friendly automation for scheduling, QC, and monitoring
  • Easy content ingest & playout
  • Monitor the broadcast in real-time within the UI
  • Adaptive bitrate output stream for easy distribution
  • Quick delivery to OTT platforms via MediaLive, RTMP & MediaConnect

What can you use CLOUDPORTXpress for?

Launch Digital-First Channels
Launch Digital-First Channels

Launch linear OTT channels on leading OTT platforms and free ad-supported TV such as YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, The Roku Channel, XUMO, Samsung TV Plus, Redbox, Pluto TV, STIRR and others.

Quick Stream Delivery
Quick Stream Delivery

Deliver your stream via MediaLive Cloudfront with several Adaptive Bit Rate profiles, and push the stream to RTMP endpoints or enable a MediaConnect endpoint to pull content via Zixi SDVP.

Run Broadcast-grade Channels
Run Broadcast-grade Channels

Using Amagi CLOUDPORTXpress, you can run 24x7 linear channels across content genre - Entertainment, movies, music, college sports, either for short duration or regular programming.

Features

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Technical Specifications

Ingest

  • Video - MOV, MXF, MPG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MPEG-TS.
  • Audio - AAC, AC3, 1 track with 2 or 8 channels
  • Closed Captions
  • Graphics: TGA, MOV
  • Ability to transcode between frame rates, aspect ratio, resolution and more.

Playout & Delivery

  • Output Format - 1080 i60Hz or 1080 i50Hz as HLS stream
  • Graphics Support - Logo, bugs, snipes
  • Ad Insertion Marker - SCTE-35
  • Delivery - CloudFront via MediaLive, MediaConnect & RTMP

Other features

  • Live monitoring output
  • Evergreen content played as rescue to avoid blackouts
  • AsRun logs
  • Role-based user permissions, audit trails of user activities, and alerts

FAQs

What is the pricing model?

The pricing of CLOUDPORTXpress is based on fixed hourly subscriptions as per usage of resources. Refer to the AWS Marketplace listing page for latest prices and sample pricing calculation.

What are the methods to ingest the content?

You can ingest the content via AWS S3 credentials provided to you once you subscribe, or through the UI directly. Softwares like Transmit 5, Cloudberry etc. can be used for S3 ingest. Please note that the UI should be used for small size files only (< 500 MB).

Can I run Live Events?

We shall provide an option to run live events in upcoming releases. You can contact us at support.cpx@amagi.com for more information.

Can I download AsRun reports?

Yes, you shall get an option to download AsRun reports for any given broadcast date for which playout has taken place.

I’m a sports broadcaster, should I use CLOUDPORTXpress?

If you are looking to manage complex live broadcast-grade sports channels, Amagi CLOUDPORT or Amagi LIVE would be more suitable.

How to set up the playout with OTT platforms?

The CloudFront URL is generated, which can be provided to any OTT platform. Alternatively, you can provide an RTMP URL to which a stream should be pushed.

How many channels can I create?

You can create a maximum of two channels. You can also delete the channels which are no longer required. In case you need more channels to be added, reach out to us at support.cpx@amagi.com and we can modify the subscription limits for you.

What support is included in your offering?

You can message us in the chatbot, explore through the help centre or email us at support.cpx@amagi.com. We shall respond within 24 hours.

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