ENCO and StreamGuys Enable Rich Online Visual Radio Experiences for Island Luck

ENCO Systems and StreamGuys have announced that Bahamas-based ILTV Studios has launched a new, online visual radio channel, powered by ENCO’s comprehensive automation platform and StreamGuys’ cloud-based streaming media delivery service.

Owned by Bahamas lottery retailer and gaming lounge operator Island Luck, ILTV Studios first deployed ENCO’sMedia Operations Manager (MOM) solution to automate its cable television channel. Complementing this traditional TV distribution, ILTV’s new online offering uses the ENCO Visual Radio platform and StreamGuys’ robust content delivery infrastructure to bring original programming – including new talk show “The Real Deal” hosted by well-known Bahamian media personality Ortland H. Bodie Jr. – and music videos to web, OTT and mobile audiences.

ENCO’s Visual Radio system automates not only the playout of pre-recorded audio, video and graphics, but also the complete live talk show production. For recorded content, ENCO’s renowned DAD software drives the online channel’s automation, triggering visual actions based on its audio playlist. The Visual Radio engine plays out the corresponding video clip, displays graphics, switches to a live camera source or initiates commands as defined by the playlist event.

For the live program, which typically features up to four on-stage participants, the ENCO system automatically switches between multiple live video camera sources based on who is speaking at any given time. ILTV uses three remotely-controlled PTZ cameras, each of which can have four pan/tilt/zoom presets in the Visual Radio software – effectively enabling 12 distinct camera shots.

The resulting video and post-fader mix from the audio console are combined into an SDI signal and routed to a Matrox Monarch HDX encoder, which encodes the content into streams at multiple bit rates and sends them to the StreamGuys SaaS platform for live distribution to consumers. The StreamGuys service automatically transforms the separate streams into the HLS format for live adaptive bit rate delivery to web and mobile audiences. StreamGuys’ SGmon analytics tool provides Island Luck with peak concurrent viewer statistics, enabling them to make informed decisions about scaling their offerings while providing valuable data for future advertising sales initiatives.

ILTV plans to take further advantage of the tight integration between ENCO’s and StreamGuys’ solutions in the future, including dynamic, targeted advertising replacement and automatically repurposing live streams into podcasts with StreamGuys’ SGrecast service.

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