AMC Networks selects Planetcast Media’s playout platform for channel distribution in SE Asia
MUMBAI: TV broadcast tech company Planetcast Media Services has said that AMC Networks International (AMCNI) Asia-Pacific has deployed the company’s cloud playout and distribution platform Cloud.X to power its channel operations in Asia. Through the symbiotic partnership, Planetcast is engaging its latest cloud platform to playout & distribute five HD channels of AMCNI in South East Asia.
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.
“In an ever-evolving entertainment environment, we are pleased to be a part of Planetcast’s distribution services. We have been impressed with the Planetcast team’s dedication to provide consistent quality support as well as its willingness to adapt and innovate in order to meet quickly changing demands,” said AMCNI EVP programming & operations Harold Gronenthal.
Commenting on the development, Planetcast Media Services Executive Director MN Vyas said, “Cloud-based platforms are becoming increasingly popular as they offer immense flexibility and scalability to customers. Cloud Playout enables the customers to retain total control of their operations and make crucial strategy tweaks at operations level that make all the difference. Having said that, we are delighted to partner with AMCNI to deliver innovative cloud-based solution for their TV channel operations in South East Asia and we strongly believe that they will leverage the power of our cloud platform to further boost their business.”
Planetcast offers broadcasters an alternative collaborative way of packaging and playing out their channels from anywhere in the world, and delivering to any head-end via the cloud. Planetcast’s deployed Cutting Edge Technology provides secure transit on the cloud with broadcast quality signal for further distribution. Content is distributed in various forms and formats with complete security. Planetcast’s in-house designed & developed solution offers broadcasters a new way of sending TV signals from point to point in either DVB-ASI or MPEG-TS over IP.