Thema taps Amagi for growth in FAST world

Canal+ Group-owned channel distributor Thema has signed up with software-as-a-service for cloud-based broadcast and connected TV specialist Amagi to distribute channels across FAST platforms around the world.

Thema’s FAST activity includes two in-house Fast channels Vive Kanal D Drama and Wanna See TV.

Thema will use the channel playout platform Amagi Cloudport and the lightweight content scheduling platform Amagi Planner for media asset management and distribution. Also, Amagi Content Plus will enable Thema to manage the workflows of multiple streaming TV channels and other video-on-demand assets.

Amagi provides a suite of solutions for content creation, distribution, and monetisation with a cloud broadcast operations centre that can support over 1,000 live linear channels.

“Having worked with Amagi for an earlier project, we were impressed with their expertise and commitment to deliver as promised. Amagi’s cloud-built solutions, Amagi Cloudport and Amagi Planner, have been instrumental in helping us elevate our media asset management and worldwide distribution to FAST platforms such as Xiaomi, LG, TCL, and Roku. As we extend our reach across the globe, we hope to increasingly tap into Amagi’s extensive distribution network and rich expertise in bringing new platforms on board,” said Sylvie Michel, deputy CEO Thema.

“Over the years, Thema has built an incredible presence, rapidly increasing its footprint across the globe and supporting content providers admirably. We look forward to a fruitful partnership as the world of entertainment evolves to create exciting new opportunities,” said Srinivasan KA, co-founder, Amagi.

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