CNN Brazil taps Veset for Samsung TV Plus distribution

CNN Brazil has tapped Riga, Latvia-based technology outfit Veset to distribute its Brazilian news-based channel to Samsung TV Plus, using Veset Nimbus.

CNN Brazil, which has previously been primarily distributed through cable TV and its YouTube channel, has taken a first step in bringing the channel onto Connected TVs via the Samsung FAST platform, using Veset Nimbus..

Delivered to CNN Brazil through Veset’s Latin American partner, CIS Group, Veset Nimbus is a cloud playout solution for linear TV channel origination and management.

Using Veset Nimbus, CNN Brazil can make impromptu changes to the programming as required by live news events, according to Veset. With SCTE-35 support, Veset Nimbus’ ad insertion capabilities enables CNN Brazil to insert ads further down the delivery chain, while its scheduling functionality allows the CNN Brazil team to use its existing traffic system to plan scheduling, according to Veset.

Veset Nimbus also features a range of channel creation tools including live stream and file ingest, EPG, content management, multiple live switching, graphics insertion, playout, and encoding. Veset Nimbus includes ABR HLS ladder configuration for delivery to various types of devices.

“Nimbus offers us all the necessary features for expanding delivery and reaching a wider audience. CIS Group and Veset have enabled us to seamlessly deliver our news content on Samsung TV Plus, while paving the way for extending that to other platforms in the future. Being able to dynamically manage that content as well as inserting relevant ads helps us to engage with new audiences and keep them informed where they want to watch,” said Rafael Duzzi, director of engineering and technology, CNN Brazil.

“After careful discussions about the requirements with CNN Brazil’s engineering team, we have determined that Nimbus is the perfect cloud-native playout solution for them. It offers fast and flexible self-management, enabling the CNN Brazil team to operate their 24/7 news channel dynamically and plan for future growth onto other platforms, all without the need for a costly on-premises infrastructure,” said Felipe Andrade, VP of sales, CIS Group.

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