A+E Networks UK moves its broadcast operations in EMEA to the cloudwith Amagi and Amazon Web Services

Date: 14/07/2020
A+E Networks and reg; UK moves its broadcast operations in EMEA to the cloudwith Amagi and Amazon Web Services

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based

technology for broadcast and streaming TV, today announced that A+E Networks®

UK has transitioned its playout and service delivery for its entire bouquet of

30 channels in Europe to Amagi’s cloud platform running on Amazon Web Services

(AWS). The channels consist of 23 from A+E Networks UK, based in London and 7

from A+E Networks® Italia based in Rome. A+E Networks® UK, a joint venture

between Hearst and Sky, is a leading media network reaching 58 million homes

across 100 countries. A+E Networks UK has partnered with over 360 pay TV

operators to broadcast channels throughout regions such as Poland, the Nordics,

Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The complete bouquet of A+E

Networks UK 30 channels across EMEA will now be delivered and managed by Amagi.

“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 & 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”.

For A+E Networks UK, Amagi deployed CLOUDPORT,

its award-winning cloud 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 was 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. Amagi has 60+ strong Network Operations Centre with a full

stack of home-grown monitoring technology platform that allows for effective

end-to-end monitoring and management of the entire broadcast infrastructure.

“A+E Networks UK has been at the forefront of

delivering exciting and original programming to viewers across EMEA”, said

Baskar Subramanian, CEO, Amagi. “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. We are excited to bring the unparalleled advantages of cloud

technologies to A+E Networks UK, enabling them to innovate and distribute their

unique content to viewers in Europe.”

“A+E Networks UK continues to demonstrate its

vision and leadership among broadcasters,” said Mike Callahan, Head of Media

Solutions Marketing, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Its 30 channels include some of

the most watched content throughout Europe. By transitioning its primary

broadcast workflow to Amagi’s cloud playout solution, A+E Networks has once

again shown that AWS provides the resilience, scale, and flexibility needed for

professional broadcast production and delivery.”

Amagi manages 350+ channels, with deployments in

more than 40 countries. Amagi clients include NBCUniversal, Warner Media, Vice

TV, Discovery, Fox Networks, IMG, MGM, Tastemade, PeopleTV, ShortsTV, PBS

America, and Tegna.

For more information about Amagi and its

cloud-based broadcast solutions, visit www.amagi.com.

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About Amagi (www.amagi.com)

Amagi is one of the world’s largest

cloud-managed broadcast services company. Amagi brings simplicity, advanced

automation, and transparency to the entire broadcast operation, be it for

traditional TV or next-gen multiscreen platforms. Amagi has deployments in over

40 countries, enabling TV networks to launch, operate, and monetize channels

anywhere in the world. Amagi has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London,

broadcast operations in New Delhi, and an innovation center in Bangalore.



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