Amagi strengthens partnership with Rakuten TV

Cloud-based software-as-a-service technology provider for broadcast and connected TV Amagi has strengthened its partnership with streaming platform operator Rakuten TV to provide channel distribution and monetisation services. Rakuten TV combines transactional video-on-demand, advertising video-on-demand or AVOD, free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST), and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) with a catalogue that includes content from Warner Bros., Disney […]

Amagi secures US$100m investment from new shareholders

Broadcast and connected TV cloud-based software-as-a-service provider Amagi has secured investment of over US$100 million from Accel, Avataar Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, and existing investor Premji Invest. The venture funds have bought out the stake held by Emerald Media, an investment platform backed by KKR and Mayfield India. Nadathur Holdings continues as an existing investor. […]

Rise of FAST lifts Amagi

The rise of free advertising supported streaming television (FAST) has been the key factor in a strong showing for broadcast and streaming software-as-a-service provider Amagi, which turned in year-on-year growth of 18% quarter-on-quarter and 110% year-on-year in the three months to June. Amagi said that growth in connected TV-based FAST channels had contributed to a […]

Gannett relaunches OTT channels

Newspaper publisher Gannett relaunched two of its OTT channels. The company has partnered with Amagi to launch its USA TODAY News and USA TODAY SportsWire 24-Hour streaming channels. Gannett’s channels are available on more than a dozen Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) platforms including XUMO, The Roku Channel, Amazon News, Tubi and Samsung TV Plus. […]

OFIVE TV turns to Amagi for FAST platform distribution

French alternative lifestyle channel OFIVE TV has selected SaaS leader Amagi for distribution to international free ad supported streaming TV (FAST) platforms. OFIVE offers viewers with exclusive content in various genres including Hip-Hop, Soul, Electro and Pop Rock. It is currently broadcast to 150 countries, along with 77 million passengers traveling on long-haul Air France […]

Amagi to provide UHD cloud playout for NBC Sports’ Olympics coverage

NBCUniversal has selected Amagi to provide UHD playout for its production of next month’s Olympic Games from Tokyo. NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, will deploy Amagi’s cloud playout platform, Amagi CLOUDPORT, and live sports/news automation solution, Amagi LIVE, to create Olympic Channel’s live coverage in UHD. The Amagi CLOUDPORT architecture supports […]

Digital TV Europe launches free whitepaper on the opportunities of operating from the cloud

Digital TV Europe has partnered with Amagi to offer readers a free whitepaper on the challenges, opportunities and strategies for cloud migration Consumers are increasingly turning to streaming and on-demand viewing. Competition from streaming providers is intensifying and broadcasters and content service providers are looking to migrate their infrastructure to the cloud to enable them […]

Amagi launches new content planning and scheduling software

Broadcast and streaming TV technology software-as-a-service provider Amagi has launched Amagi Planner, its new content planning and scheduling automation software that it says is designed to eliminate most of the manual efforts in linear TV scheduling. At launch, Circle Network has become one of the first customers to use the new platform. Circle TV is […]

Little Dot Studios selects Amagi for OTT and CTV expansion

Content studio and broadcaster Little Dot Studios has announced a partnership with Amagi to power its expansion into OTT and CTV platforms. Little Dot Studios is one of the biggest distributors of premium TV content on YouTube and distributes its linear streaming channels to more than 15 digital platforms. Its brands Timeline and Absolute History […]

Amagi expands European footprint

Cloud-based SaaS tech provider Amagi has expanded its operations into France, DACH and NL markets as it continues to grow in Europe. The company said that it has registered a year-over-year quarterly growth of 120% and that it provides support for more than 400 channels with over 1,000 delivery end points. Its clients in the […]