Using Amagi's next-generation cloud-based solution, B4U will realize increased flexibility, and protect against future obsolescence.
The B4U Television Network has chosen Amagi’s CLOUDPORT 2.0 channel playout platform for its global operations. The Amag next-generation cloud-based solution provides B4U with increased flexibility, efficiency and protection against future obsolescence.
The broadcaster has migrated all of its content assets previously hosted in legacy data centers to the cloud. In addition to remote asset management and playlist scheduling, Amagi's CLOUDPORT platform supports advanced dynamic graphics capabilities, enabling B4U Television Network to provide a rich viewing experience to subscribers. This feature is especially useful for B4U's music and movie channels that feature advanced digital video effects.
With the new channel playout platform, B4U Television Network is now delivering its popular B4U Movies and B4U Music TV channels in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, U.K., Mauritius, and APAC regions as well as its B4U Aflam and B4U Plus TV channels in the Middle East.
Ashok Shenoy, Head of B4U International Business, said his network was using a “traditional playout approach” that was expensive and restrictive in terms of the inability to scale, restricted access across locations, and the need for frequent technology upgrades.
“We needed a playout solution that would reduce costs without compromising broadcast quality," he said “Transitioning from a traditional playout model to a next-generation cloud infrastructure powered by Amagi's playout platform has allowed us to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology adoption. CLOUDPORT increases the flexibility of our broadcast workflow, making it easy for us to deliver content relevant to each region while reducing OPEX and CAPEX.”
With content hosted on the cloud, B4U Television Network said it now has transparent and remote access to the entire playout chain and feed, all via a web-based UI. The network now has greater flexibility in managing multiple channels with distribution across disparate regions of the world. B4U was able to quickly adopt the CLOUDPORT platform with minimal changes to its existing workflows.
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