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Cloud-based broadcast and streaming TV technology provider Amagi is leading a project to transition playout and service delivery of A+E Networks UK’s entire bouquet of 30 channels in Europe to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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The channels consist of 23 from A+E Networks UK, based in London and seven from A+E Networks Italia based in Rome. The complete bouquet of the 30 channels across EMEA will now be delivered and managed by Amagi.

In the project, Amagi deployed the Cloudport platform built on AWS cloud infrastructure to support end-to-end broadcast workflows and managed playout services. Initially set up as a business continuity playout option, the operation is said to have been transitioned to be the primary facility in a matter of weeks. Over 50,000 hours of content was ingested on to the cloud, and playout and delivery of 30 channels were managed over IP, satellite and fibre infrastructure. The service is equipped with an SLA-driven 24x7 monitoring using advanced technology tools, and L1, L2 and L3 support personnel.

“This partnership is an important milestone in our goal to create an effective, scalable and future-facing operations in the cloud that is well positioned in our supply chain,” said Matt Westrup, vice president of technology and operations, A+E Networks EMEA. “It allows us greater flexibility to manage our evolving EMEA portfolio. With the level of visibility, agility and control that the cloud offers, we can now manage our broadcast operations in EMEA remotely and this has been a huge advantage for us especially during the Covid-19 pandemic”.

Amagi already manages over 350 channels with deployments in more than 40 countries for countries such as NBCUniversal, Warner Media, Vice TV, Discovery, Fox Networks, IMG, MGM, Tastemade, PeopleTV, ShortsTV, PBS America and Tegna. “A+E Networks UK has been at the forefront of delivering exciting and original programming to viewers across EMEA,” said Amagi CEO Baskar Subramanian commenting on the deal. “Our partnership with a renowned brand such as A+E Networks UK is yet another testament to the broadcast-grade reliability and operational maturity that Amagi’s cloud managed services on AWS is delivering on a global scale.”