Viceland spins up new channels with Amagi cloud

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Neal Romanek
May 23rd 2017 at 10:12AM : By Neal Romanek

Amagi's cloud-based broadcast services will allow Vice's new youth TV network to quickly deploy new channels in new territories

Viceland, the new international TV network owned by youth brand Vice, will be using Amagi's Cloudport cloud-based channel playout platform for launch of localised channels targeting individual markets, including Africa, Belgium, New Zealand, and The Netherlands.

Amagi is providing Viceland with a managed broadcast service in the cloud with playout, delivery, and continuous monitoring. All of Viceland's content assets have been migrated to the cloud, which will allow the channel to more easily broaden its footprint.

Cloudport will allow for simpler content and playlist provisioning workflows, including local ad scheduling. The Cloudport platform offers management and control of all Amagi-managed Viceland playouts from any location through a web-based UI.

“We were tasked with launching a Viceland feed in New Zealand with an aggressive timeline of six weeks," said Tim Bertioli, VP, international operations at Viceland. "After evaluating several channel playout solutions, we found Amagi Cloudport to be ideal, enabling us to launch on time while ensuring quality, reliability, and ease of operations.

"Amagi’s Cloudport platform allows us to choose new markets we want to target and launch local feeds cost effectively. Amagi’s broadcast platform provides complete transparency in controlling custom and localised channel playouts to individual markets, while simplifying our entire operation through its advanced service automation capabilities. We view Amagi as a trusted partner as we expand Viceland into multiple territories and become an entertainment destination of choice.”