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The online talk, news and entertainment network TYT has selected the Amagi Skylight services to launch its live linear TV channel, with accompanying VOD on vMVPDs including YouTube TV.

tyt 11 june 2018“In the last ten months, we are witnessing a meaningful shift among top ‘digital-first’ networks such as TYT to move from pure video-on-demand platforms to launch live linear channels on vMVPD platforms,” said Deepakjit Singh, CEO, Amagi.

TYT’s linear TV channel bridges news and factual entertainment to provide unique and diverse perspectives that are not represented on traditional cable news networks. Featuring live daily programming, TV series and documentary films, TYT Network launched on YouTube TV on 17 May.

“Launching on YouTube TV is a major milestone for TYT. On the technology end, this was made possible by Amagi with its innovative cloud playout platform and services,” added Jack Gerard, chief administrative officer at TYT. “Our 24/7 TV channel includes several hours of live programming per day, and Amagi makes it easy to air live as well as non-live content side-by-side to create a robust viewing experience on live TV services.”

Ranked the No 1 news brand among millennial viewers by comScore, TYT Network generates over 200 million views a month.

“We expect more digital content owners to add linear TV channel offering on top of their existing VOD service,” Singh said. “Amagi’s zero CAPEX and low OPEX model along with superior cloud technology capabilities are an unbeatable combination to power linear broadcast on live TV service.”