Amagi Cloudport 3.0 for virtualized playout.
Cloud-based broadcast infrastructure and targeted TV advertising provider Amagi, and Zixi, a live broadcast video streaming service have partnered to enable IP contribution and streaming for Amagi’s channel playout platform, Cloudport 3.0.
Cloudport 3.0 is described as a virtualized playout platform that gives TV networks greater flexibility and agility to spin new channels and create regional feeds instantly to keep pace with changing viewer dynamics and preferences. Available as a COTS platform using Intel servers, Cloudport 3.0 can also be deployed at operator headends while retaining full control over operations with the broadcasters.
The partnership with Zixi equips Cloudport to deliver live broadcast and playout over IP.
"The key to offering an economical and scalable cloud playout is the ability to deliver high-quality content over IP," stated K.A. Srinivasan, co-founder, Amagi. "By enabling contribution and streaming over IP in Cloudport using Zixi, we are giving our customers the best-in-class when it comes to delivering broadcast video - SD, HD, or UHD - that is reliable, error free, and secure."
Amagi will be offering Zixi IP contribution to the Cloudport 3.0 platform allowing broadcasters to take advantage of a growing number of Zixi ecosystem devices such as encoders and cameras. Amagi will use Zixi Feeder running on a Zixi appliance to input live feeds to Cloudport, or use Zixi On-Air for mobile content delivery from tablets and phones.
Amagi will also be able to deliver a Zixi stream from virtualized Cloudport servers to operator headends over IP. The firm has integrated its Storm receivers with Zixi to receive IP streams at the headends to localize feeds through ad and content insertion at the edge.
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