Antenna, Insys VT, Cheppers, Frontside launch OTT solution for AXN | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News
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Technology, media and entertainment company Antenna Entertainment reveals acquisition of rights to AXN video assets and has launched dedicated video-on-demand (VOD) streaming platforms simultaneously for over a dozen countries.
Insys VT Antenna Entertainment 28Oct2022
In May 2022, the company partnered with over-the-top (OTT) solution provider Insys Video Technologies; software development company Frontside; and Drupal expert Cheppers. Both Insys and Cheppers are Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Tier Services Partners with a team of trained and certified technical individuals. The collaboration resulted in a successful platform launch in several countries, including Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Bulgaria.

“Combining the expertise and skills of Cheppers, Frontside, and Insys Video Technologies resulted in a product that answers all of our needs,” said Szabolcs Vértesi, head of IT at Antenna Entertainment. 'Insys provided a high-quality embedded video player that supports in-content advertisements and a CMS panel. Meanwhile, Cheppers and Frontside focused on our Drupal websites - they migrated them on AWS, upgraded and stabilised Drupal and migrated the video player.”

Another task was to protect content against piracy and illegal restreaming. Insys Video Technologies handled this challenge by implementing a Cloud DRM digital rights management solution built on AWS and available on AWS Marketplace. The solution’s auto-scalable infrastructure was able to handle any viewing peak without affecting the platform’s performance.

The project's biggest challenge, however, was the sheer number of video assets that needed to be imported onto the platform. “To make sure we meet the project's deadlines, we have designed a solution that speeds up importing the video assets to the administrator panel,' added Jarosław Kassner, Project Manager at Insys Video Technologies. “It automates the process and adds several quality-of-life improvements, such as connecting the mp4 files with media files.”

In future, Antenna Entertainment and Insys VT plan to implement several more updates to the content management system (CMS) to make it easier to deliver new video materials. These include a solution for importing assets without having to manually navigate the administrator panel.